Recommended Reading

I’m often asked to recommend some of my favorite books, but it’s often hard to come up with something on the spot! Best to create a living list of recommended books and articles that I’ve read and found particularly meaningful/enjoyable/thought-provoking. I’m always looking for books to add!


  1. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  2. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  3. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee
  6. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  7. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  8. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  9. Sourdough by Robin Sloan
  10. The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho
  11. The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
  12. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  13. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. Life of Pi by Yann Martel


  1. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
  2. The Three-Body Problem Trilogy by Liu Cixin
  3. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  4. The Power by Naomi Alderman


  1. The Iliad by Homer
  2. The Odyssey by Homer
  3. Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Nostalgic Favorites

  1. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
  2. The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  3. Redwall by Brian Jacques

Short Stories

  1. Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
  2. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  4. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu


  1. Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  2. Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kena
  3. Plato’s Republic
  4. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  5. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  6. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari


  1. The Running Novelist – The New Yorker


  1. Why is it Hard to Make Friends over 30? – NY Times
  2. 10 Types of Odd Friendship You’re Probably Part Of – Wait But Why




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