Welcome to my reading log: a chronicle of the books I’ve kept on my nightstand.

The 52 Books Project

I’m reading a book a week in 2019. Books with an asterisk* next to them are my favorites, but you know, do you.

Currently Reading: Broke Millennial Takes On Investing by Erin Lowry

Books I've Read


  1. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

  2. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

  3. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman* by Lindy West

  4. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  5. Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story* by Mac McClelland

  6. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

  7. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism* by Robin DiAngelo

  8. What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell

  9. The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

  10. Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results by Alison Green and Jerry Hauser

  11. The Astrology of You and Me: How to Understand and Improve Every Relationship in Your Life by Gary Goldschneider

  12. Heavy: An American Memoir* by Kiese Laymon

  13. Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

  14. The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

  15. Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes

  16. Killing Eve: No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings

  17. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World* by Cal Newport

  18. Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine* by Steven Salaita

  19. Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull

  20. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

  21. Brunch is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party by Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano

  22. The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein

  23. When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago

  24. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls* by T Kira Madden

  25. The Parisian* by Isabella Hammad

  26. Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation by Sarah Irving


  1. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

  2. Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love* by Nellie Bennett

  3. Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad by Karen McCann

  4. Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home by Karen McCann

  5. Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

  6. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders

  7. This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America* by Morgan Jerkins

  8. Wild* by Cheryl Strayed

  9. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir* by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

  10. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture* edited by Roxane Gay

  11. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

  12. Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes

  13. Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols

  14. Sweetbitter* by Stephanie Danler

  15. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

  16. Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera

  17. An American Marriage* by Tayari Jones

  18. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

  19. The Art of Fielding* by Chad Harbach

  20. The One & Only by Emily Giffin

  21. La Sombra del Viento (The Shadow of the Wind)* by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  22. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

  23. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

  24. El Juego del Angel (The Angel’s Game) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  25. El Prisionero del Cielo (The Prisoner of Heaven) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  26. I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in Beyoncé* by Michael Arceneaux

  27. The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  28. Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

  29. The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan

  30. How Nonviolence Protects the State* by Peter Gelderloos

  31. Ten Myths About Israel* by Ilan Pappé