Reading for the Year

2020

The God of Small Things-Arundhati Roy
The Girl in the Spider’s Web-David Lagercrantz
The Diabetes Code-Jason Fung
A Long Way Gone-Ishmael Beah
The Fifth Risk-Michael Lewis
The Year of Less-Cait Flanders
Hyperbole and a Half-Allie Brosh
*Underground Railroad- Colson Whitehead
*R for Data Science-Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund
*Deaths of Dispair-Angus Deaton and Anne Case
*The Sixth Extinction-Elizabeth Kolbert
*Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke-Sarah Smarsh

2019

Ninety Percent Mental -Bob Tewksbury
Hunger -Roxanne Gay
Unbroken-Laura Hillenbrand
The Wife -Meg Wolitzer
China Rich Girlfriend-Kevin Kwan
I Know How She Does It-Laura Venderkam
The Chemist -Stephanie Meyer
The Bullet Journal Method-Ryder Carroll
The Summer Before the War- Helen Simonson
Furiously Happy-Jenny Lawson
Yes, Please-Amy Poehler
We Should All Be Feminists-Chimananda Ngozi Adichie
Educated -Tara Westover
In Her Shoes-Jennifer Weiner
Mastering Suspense, Stucture, and Plot-Jane Cleland
One Day in December-Josie Silver
Becoming- Michelle Obama
Prick-Gynelle Leon
My Brilliant Friend-Elena Ferante
The Little Book of Hygge-Meik Wiking
A Storm of Swords- George RR Martin
The Prince of Tides- Pat Conroy
Forest Bathing-Qing Li
The Finkler Question-Howard Jacobson
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago-Alex Kotlowitz
Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and Mother’s Will to Survive-Stephanie Land
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide-Carol Anderson
The Truths We Hold-Kamala Harris
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class-Elizabeth Warren
The Theft of Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future-Joseph C. Sternberg
The Island of Sea Women-Lisa See
The Hacking of the American Mind-Robert Lustig
Panchinko-Min Jin Lee
The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire-Suzanne Collins
Mocking Jay-Suzanne Collins
Outlander-Diana Gabaldon
The Valedictorian of Being Dead-Heather Armstrong
You’ll Grow Out of It-Jessi Klein
Finding Fraser-K.C. Dyer
Fed Up- Gemma Hartley
Writing Science in Plain English -Anne Greene
K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches-Tyler Kepner
What Happened-Hillary Clinton
The Good Life-Helen and Scott Nearing
Blowout-Rachel Maddow
The Water Dancer-TaNehisi Coates
A Walk in the Woods-Bill Bryson
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo-Zora Neale Hurston
Emma-Jane Austen
Why Not Me?-Mindy Kaling
Mercy Road-Ann Howard Creel
The Dressmaker-Rosalie Ham