Reading 2018


The Obelisk Gate: Broken Earth 2, N.K. Jemison, 2016

The Fifth Season: Broken Earth 1, N.K. Jemison, 2015

The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life, Richard Russo, 2018

The Odyssey, Homer (Translated by Emily Wilson), 700 B.C.

Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang, 2002

The Giver, Lois Lowry, 1993

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything, David Christian, 2018

The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1986-2016, Martin Amis, 2017

When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, Jim Holt, 2018

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, Ursula K. Le Guin, 2017

Miles From Nowhwere: Tales from America’s Contemporary Frontier, Dayton Duncan, 1993

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, John McPhee, 2013

The Sense of Style, Steven Pinker, 2014

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens, 2007

Christopher Hitchens: The Last Interview and Other Conversations, 2017

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins, 2006

Your Money Or Your Life, Vicki Robin, 1992

Astrophysics For People In a Hurry, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, 2017

1984, George Orwell, 1949


Notes From the Inside Madeleine Schwartz, New York Review of Books, 2018-05-10-The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

Drew Heinz (1915-2018) Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books, 2018-05-10

Bad Boy from Buffalo Adam Shatz, New York Review of Books, 2018-05-10

  • Gay Guerrilla: Julius Eastman and His Music edited by Renée Levine Packer and Mary Jane Leach, Unjust Malaise an album by Julius Eastman, The Zürich Concert an album by Julius Eastman, Femenine an album by Julius Eastman

Architectural Tragedies Martin Filler, New York Review of Books, 2018-03-10

  • Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World by Dale Allen Gyure

Taxing the Poor David Cole, New York Review of Books, 2018-05-10

  • The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic by Ganesh Sitaraman, White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America by Joan C. Williams

Jaw-Jaw Better Than War-War Jessica T. Mathews, New York Review of Books, 2018-05-10

The Big Bang Freeman Dyson, New York Review of Books, 2018-03-22

Roth Agonistes, Nathaniel Rich, New York Review of Books 2018-03-08

  • Why Write?: Collected Nonfiction 1960–2013 by Philip Roth

I Should Have Made Him For A Dentist Jane Malcom, New York Review of Books, 2018-03-22

  • Review: Making It by Norman Podhoretz

Fine Specimens David S. Reynolds, New York Review of Books, 2018-03-22

  • The Afterlives of Specimens: Science, Mourning, and Whitman’s Civil War by Lindsay Tuggle and Drum-Taps: The Complete 1865 Edition by Walt Whitman

Dereliction of Duty? James Fenton, New York Review of Books, 2018-03-22

  • On H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor

Beware the Big Five Tamsin Shaw, New York Review of Books, 2018-04-05 – The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace by Alexander Klimberg

Bang For the Buck Adam Hochschild, New York Review of Books, 2018-04-05

  • Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry by Patrick J. Charles, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West by James Pogue

The War of the Worst, Michael Tomasky, New York Review of Books, 2018-02-22

  • Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic by David Frum

The Nuclear Worrier, Thomas Powers, New York Review of Books, 2018-01-18

  • The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg