My reading since 2013.
2023-05: Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin)
2023-05: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
2023-05: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz (Coffee House Press)
2023-05: Come, Thief by Jane Hirshfield (Knopf)
2023-04: Landscape by J. B. Jackson, Ervin H. Zube, ed. (Univ. of Mass. Press)
2023-03: Foster by Claire Keegan (Grove Press)
2023-03: Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick (New York Review of Books)
2023-02: (⅔) How the World Really Works by Vaclav Smil (Viking)
2023-02: Want by Lynn Steger Strong (Henry Holt & Company)
2023-02: On Writing by Stephen King (Scribner)
2022-01: An Honest Living by Dwyer Murphy (Viking)
2022-12: A Woman’s Story and Happening by Annie Ernaux (Seven Stories Press)
2022-10: Tomorrow by Graham Swift (Knopf)
2022-09: Trust by Hernan Diaz (Riverhead Books)
2022-08: Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (Mariner)
2022-08: Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay by Alison Isenberg (Princeton)
2022-08: The View from the Oak: the Private Worlds of Other Creatures by Judith and Herbert Kohl (The New Press)
2022-07: We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida (Ecco)
2022-06: Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan (Penguin)
2022-05: This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West by Christopher Ketcham (Viking)
2022-05: The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka (Knopf)
2022-04: When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut (NYRB)
2022-04: All For Nothing by Walter Kempowski (New York Review Books)
2022-04: Keeping a Rendezvous by John Berger (Pantheon)
2022-02: Property: Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver (Harper)
2022-02: Microserfs by Douglas Coupland (Harper Perennial)
2022-01: Autonorama: The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving by Peter Norton (Island Press)
2022-01: The Control of Nature by John McPhee (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2021-12: Dream State: California in the Movies by Mick LaSalle (Heyday)
2021-12: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)
2021-11: Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us by Tom Vanderbilt (Knopf)
2021-11: Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke (Pantheon)
2021-11: Albert and the Whale by Philip Hoare (Pegasus)
2021-11: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
2021-10: Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles by Rosecrans Baldwin (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2021-10: The Interstellar Age by Jim Bell (Dutton)
2021-10: On Size and Life by Thomas McMahon and John Tyler Bonner (Scientific American Library)
2021-09: Site Fidelity by Claire Boyles (Norton)
2021-08: Reckless Daughter by David Yaffe (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
2021-08: Waves by Fredric Raichlen (MIT)
2021-07: They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2021-07: Better Buses, Better Cities by Steven Higashide (Island Press)
2021-06: Waves: A Very Short Introduction by Mike Goldsmith (Oxford)
2021-06: The Promise by Damon Galgut (Guardian)
2021-06: New and Selected Poems, Vol. 1 by Mary Oliver (Beacon)
2021-06: The God Equation by Michio Kaku (Doubleday)
2021-05: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books)
2021-04: Fewer, Better Things by Glenn Adamson (Bloomsbury)
2021-04: Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte (Graphics)
2021-04: Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality by Frank Wilczek (Penguin)
2021-03: Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane (Penguin)
2021-03: Timefulness: How Thinking Like A Geologist Can Help Save the World, by Marcia Bjornerud (Princeton)
2021-03: (again!) Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland
2021-02: Photo Work edited by Sasha Wolf (Aperture)
2021-02: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay (Algonquin Books)
2021-02: A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen (Penguin)
2021-01: Women Talking by Miriam Toews (Vintage)
2020-12: A Place for Everything by Judith Flanders (Harvard)
2020-11: American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (Random House)
2020-11: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (McClelland and Stewart)
2020-10: Family Record by Patrick Modiano (Yale)
2020-10: Paris Trout by Pete Dexter (Random House)
2020-09: little scratch by Rebecca Watson (Doubleday)
2020-09: The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson (Houghton Mifflin)
2020-08: Levels of Life by Julian Barnes (Knopf)
2020-08: Autumn Light by Pico Iyer (Vintage)
2020-07: Twenty Minutes in Manhattan by Michael Sorkin (Reaktion)
2020-07: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Mariner)
2020-06: The ABCs of Socialism, Bhaskar Sunkara, ed. (Verso)
2020-05: The Oregon Experiment by Christopher Alexander, et al. (Oxford)
2020-05: How to See by David Salle (W. W. Norton)
2020-05: Palm-of-the-Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata (North Point)
2020-04: Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang (Knopf)
2020-04: The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (Signet)
2020-03: The Nature and Art of Workmanship by David Pye (A&C Black)
2020-03: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (Penguin)
2020-01: What is Landscape? by John R. Stilgoe (MIT)
2020-01: When the Earth Had Two Moons by Eric Asphaug (Custom House)
2020-01: This is Water by David Foster Wallace (Little, Brown & Co.)
2019-12: Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, by BikeSnobNYC (Chronicle)
2019-12: Olive, Again, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House)
2019-11: Lost Woods, by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, ed. (Beacon)
2019-11: Rising from the Plains, by John McPhee (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2019-10: The House of Broken Angels, by Luis Alberto Urrea (Back Bay Books)
2019-10: Territory of Light, by Yuko Tsushima (Penguin)
2019-10: Binti, by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor)
2019-10: The Earth House, by Jeanne DuPrau (New Chapter)
2019-10: Why Cities Look the Way They Do, by Richard J. Williams (Polity)
2019-09: Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, by Carlo Rovelli (Penguin)
2019-09: Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space, by Lisa Randall (The Bodley Head)
2019-09: How to Do Nothing, by Jenny Odell (Penguin Random House)
2019-09: The Only Story, by Julian Barnes (Vintage)
2019-09: Landscape as Photograph by Estelle Jussim and Elizabeth Lindquist-Cock (Yale)
2019-08: The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharpe (Simon & Schuster)
2019-08: Geology: A Very Short Introduction by Jan Zalasiewicz (Oxford)
2019-08: Assembling California by John McPhee (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2019-08: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (Simon & Schuster)
2019-07: The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli (Allen Lane)
2019-07: The Language of Cities by Deyan Sudjic (Penguin)
2019-06: Basin and Range, by John McPhee ( ).
2019-06: On the Move: A Life, by Oliver Sacks (Knopf).
2019-06: Blind Spot, by Teju Cole (Random House).
2019-06: Machines Like Me, by Ian McEwan (Nan A. Talese).
2019-04: Nobody is Ever Missing, by Catherine Lacey (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
2019-04: Across the River and into the Trees, by Ernest Hemingway (Arrow)
2019-03: Criticizing Photographs: An Introduction to Understanding Images, by Terry Barrett (Mayfield).
2019-03: Suspended Sentences, by Patrick Modiano (Yale)
2019-01: Sleep of Memory, by Patrick Modiano (Yale)
2019-01: Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design, by Jan Tschichold (Hartley & Marks)
2019-01: Arcadia, by Lauren Groff (Hyperion)
2019-01: And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos, by John Berger (Vintage International)
2018-12: The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez (Riverhead)
2018-11: Inferno, by Dante, Allen Mandelbaum tr. (Bantam)
2018-10: An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones (Algonquin)
2018-09: Conspicuous Consumption, by Thorstein Veblen (Penguin)
2018-09: Eccentric Spaces, by Robert Harbison (MIT)
2018-09: Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles and Ted Orland (The Image Continuum)
2018-09: Go, Went, Gone, by Jenny Erpenbeck (Granta)
2018-08: Photo-editing and Presentation, by Douglass Holleley (Clarellen)
2018-08: On Composition and Improvisation, by Larry Fink (Apterture)
2018-08: The Poetics of Space, by Gaston Bachelard (Penguin Classics)
2018-07: Judas, by Amos Oz (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
2018-07: On Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude, by Todd Hido (Apterture)
2018-06: At the Lightning Field, by Laura Raicovich (Coffee House)
2018-05: On Street Photography and the Poetic Image, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (Apterture)
2018-05: Structure of the Visual Book, by Keith A. Smith (Keith A. Smith Books)
2018-05: The New CSS Layout, by Rachel Andrew (A Book Apart)
2018-04: The Chimes, by Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
2018-04: Maximum Sunlight, by Meagan Day, photographs by Hannah Klein (Wolfman)
2018-03: Cameraworks, by David Hockney (photographer), and Lawrence Weschler (author) (Knopf)
2018-03: Art Can Help, by Robert Adams (Yale)
2018-03: Why People Photograph, by Robert Adams (Aperture)
2018-03: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
2018-03: Inclusive Design Patterns: Coding Accessibility into Web Design, by Heydon Pickering (Smashing)
2018-03: Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration, by Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, Kevin Kunishi, Jason Fulford, et al. (SF Camerawork)
2018-02: To the Wedding, by John Berger (Pantheon)
2018-01: Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, by Susan Burton and Cari Lynn (The New Press)
2017-12: Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, by Leonard Koren (Imperfect Publishing)
2017-12: Confabulations, by John Berger (Penguin)
2017-12: Camera Lucida, by Roland Barthes (Hill and Wang)
2017-12: Slouching Toward Bethlehem, by Joan Didion (Modern Library)
2017-11: Truck Nest, by Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu (Shueisha)
2017-11: Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)
2017-11: Austerlitz, by W. G. Sebald (C. Hanser)
2017-10: How to See the World, by Nicholas Mirzoeff (Pelican)
2017-10: On Being a Photographer, by David Hurn and Bill Jay (LensWork)
2017-10: Ongoing Moment, by Geoff Dyer (Pantheon)
2017-10: Strangers Drowning, by Larissa MacFarquhar (Penguin Random House)
2017-09: On Photography, by Walter Benjamin, Esther Leslie (ed.) (Reaktion Books)
2017-09: Dancing After Dark, by Andre Dubus (Knopf)
2017-08: Henri Carier-Bresson: A Biography, by Pierre Assouline (Thames & Hudson)
2017-08: Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values, by Robert Adams (Aperture)
2017-08: Understanding a Photograph, by John Berger, Jeff Dyer (ed.) (Aperture)
2017-08: The Nature of Photographs, by Stephen Shore (Phaidon)
2017-08: Image, Music, Text, by Roland Barthes (Hill and Wang)
2017-08: Sanctuary Line, by Jane Urquhart (MacLehose)
2017-07: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, by James Agee and Walker Evans (Houghon Mifflin), but only through p176. I did my best.
2017-06: The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism, by David Golumbia (Univ. of Minn.)
2017-06: The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan (Viking)
2017-05: The City After the Automobile, by Moshe Safdie (Westview)
2017-05: The Meaning of Marcuse, by Robert W. Marks (Ballatine)
2017-04: Another Way of Telling, by John Berger and Jean Mohr (Pantheon)
2017-04: Home: A Short History of an Idea, by Witold Rybczynski (Penguin)
2017-04: Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered, by E. F. Schumacher (HarperCollins)
2017-01: Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to Urban Revolution, by David Harvey (Verso)
2017-01: Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, by Douglas Rushkoff (Portfolio/Penguin)
2016-12: Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software, by Christopher Kelty (Duke University)
2016-12: Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire (Bloomsbury)
2016-12: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era, by Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito, and danah boyd (Polity)
2016-11: Infinite City, by Rebecca Solnit (University of California)
2016-11: On Photography, by Susan Santag (Picador)
2016-10: Anybody Home?: Architectural Notes, by Pierre Zoelly (Birkhäuser)
2016-10: Abolish Work, by Prole.info (PM Press)
2016-10: In Praise of Shadows, by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (Leete’s Island Books)
2016-10: A Philosophy of Walking, by Frédéric Gros (Verso)
2016-09: Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest, by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum (MIT)
2016-09: Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, by Rebecca Solnit (Nation Books)
2016-09: Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer, by Sandi Metz (Addison-Wesley)
2016-09: The Uncertain Web, by Rob Larsen (O’Reilly)
2016-09: American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson (Simon and Schuster)
2016-08: White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, by Nancy Isenberg (Penguin Random House)
2016-08: Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction, by Damien Keown (Oxford)
2016-08: The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin (Vintage International)
2016-08: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House)
2016-08: Listen, Liberal, by Thomas Frank (Metropolitan Books)
2016-08: Anti-Object: The Dissolution and Disintegration of Architecture, by Kengo Kuma (AA Publishing)
2016-07: Designing with the Mind in Mind, by Jeff Johnson (Morgan Kaufmann)
2016-07: Traditional Japanese Architecture: An Exploration of Elements and Forms, by Mira Locher (Tuttle).
2016-07: Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents, by Lisa Gitelman (Duke University Press).
2016-04: Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things, by Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Chicago Press).
2016-02: Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut (Wikipedia).
2016-02: Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut (Wikipedia)
2016-01: Why We Can’t Wait, by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Wikipedia)
2015-12: HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities, by Todd Presner, David Shepard, and Yoh Kawano (Harvard).
2015-11: Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, by Reynar Banham (University of California Press). Goodreads.
2015-09: Modern Japan: A Very Short Introduction, by Christopher Goto-Jones (Oxford).
2015-08: White, by Kenya Hara (Lars Müller). Amazon.
2015-07: Nudge, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (Penguin)
2015-05: The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays, by Richard Hofstadter (Powell’s).
2015-04: Common Sense, by Thomas Paine (Gutenberg Project, Wikipedia)
2015-04: Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, by Bruce Schneier (W. W. Norton & Company)
2015-03: Republic, Lost, by Lawrence Lessig (Twelve Books).
2015-03: Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, by Richard Wolff (Haymarket Books)
2015-03: Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, by Cory Doctorow (McSweeney’s)
2015-03: Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City, by Anne Mikoleit and Moritz Pürckhauer (MIT Press)
2015-03: A Place if My Own: the Architecture of Daydreams, by Michael Pollan.
2015-02: The Internet is Not the Answer, by Andrew Keen
2015-01: One-Dimensional Man, by Herbert Marcuse (Wikipedia)
2014-12: The Old Way of Seeing: How Architecture Lost Its Magic – And How to Get It Back,
by Jonathan Hale (Goodreads)
2014-11: The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway (Wikipedia)
2014-11: Travels in Hyperreality, by Umberto Eco (Goodreads)
2014-11: The Architecture of Happiness, by Alaine de Botton
2014-11: All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren (Wikipedia)
2014-09: City for Sale: The Transformation of San Francisco, by Chester Hartman (University of California Press)
2014-09: Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, by Alex Wright
2014-08: Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production, by Johanna Drucker (Harvard University Press)
2014-07: The Mad Farmer Poems, by Wendell Berry (Goodreads)
2014-07: It All Turns on Affection, by Wendell Berry (Goodreads)
2014-07: Speeding Up Fast Capitalism: Cultures, Jobs, Families, Schools, Bodies, by Ben Agger (Goodreads)
2014-06: The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs (Wikipedia)
2014-03: Just Enough Research, by Erika Hall (A Book Apart)
2014-03: Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics, by Jacques Rancière (Goodreads)
2014-03: Close-Up: How to Read the American City, by Grady Clay (Goodreads).
2014-03: The Ghost Soldiers: Poems, by James Tate (Amazon).
2014-02: A Timeless Way of Building, by Christopher Alexander (goodreads).
2014-02: Designing for Emotion, by Aaron Walter (A Book Apart).
2014-01: The Granite Pail, by Lorine Niedecker (Gnomon).
2013-12: UX for Lean Startups, by Laura Klein (O’Reilly).
2013-11: Digital Vertigo, by Andrew Keen (Author’s page).
2013-10: Who Owns the Future?, by Jaron Lanier (Amazon).
2013-07: Lean UX, by Jeff Gothelf (O’Reilly).
2013-07: A Dangerous Place, by Marc Reisner (Penguin).
2013-07: Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner (Penguin)
2013-06: Adversarial Design, by Carl DiSalvo (MIT Press).
2013-05: The Image of the City, by Kevin Lynch. (Amazon).
2013-05: Notes on the Synthesis of Form, by Christopher Alexander. (Amazon)
2013-04: To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism, by Evgeny Morozov. (Amazon)