I really enjoy NPR's book recommendations to find new things to read when I don't have anything in mind. They do a pretty good job of selecting a variety of topics written by a diverse bunch of authors. I also try to hold onto recommendations from friends in case I can't think of anything to read.
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2023 - 2 books read.
- This Is How You Lose the Time War - Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
- Walkaway - Cory Doctorow
2022 - 8 books read.
- Bullshit Jobs - David Graeber
- Starting FORTH - Leo Brodie
- Made to Break - Giles Slade
- What are People For? - Wendell Berry
- LaserWriter II: A Novel - Tamara Shopsin
- Tools for Conviviality - Ivan Illich
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
- A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers
2021 - 6 books read.
- Sandworm - Andy Greenberg
- The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx
- The Body Is Not an Apology - Sonya Renee Taylor
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
- Luster - Raven Leilani
- Count Zero - William Gibson
2020 - 20 books read.
- A Theory of Fun for Game Design - Raph Koster
- Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory - Raphael Bob-Waksberg
- The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
- Programming the 6502 - Rodnay Zaks
- Opening Up - Tristan Taormino
- Eight Things I Wish I'd Known About Polyamory - Cunning Minx
- The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory - Dedeker Winston
- The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
- Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach
- A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
- Agent Running in the Field - John le Carre
- On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong
- Recursion - Blake Crouch
- Radical Dharma - Angel Kyodo Williams
- Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
- The Conquest of Happiness - Bertrand Russell
- Trick Mirror - Jia Tolentino
- The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Thich Nhat Hanh
- What Makes You Not a Buddhist - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse