Here are some books I’m reading in 2019, loosely organized. Ideally I have only one from each category going at any given time, but I don’t really follow that rule.

I’ll be updating this over the course of the year, so check back if you’d like to follow along! Italicized books are completed, bolded are in progress.

da books


  • Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
  • CSS the Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Art & Design

  • The Laws Guide to Nature Journaling by John Muir Laws
  • Steering the Craft by Ursula K LeGuin
  • Just My Type by Simon Garfield


  • Amusing ourselves to death by Neil Postman
  • Bullshit jobs by David Graeber
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau


  • The moon is a harsh mistress by Robert A. Heinlein: Really great revolutionary story, though I thought the libertarianism got a little heavy handed
  • Killing Mister Watson by Peter Matthiessen: Fictionalized account of a string of murders in post-colonial Florida, historically very interesting
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie: Space opera from the point-of-view of a ship, what more could you want!!
  • The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin


  • Redlands
  • Black Hammer


Sometimes books don’t make it.

  • Eloquent Javascript by Marijn Haverbeke: This was unfortunately not as well organized as the last edition. I’ll still reference it, but it wasn’t a very readable text this time around.
  • Hello My Name is Awesome by Alexandra Watkins: I decided against rebranding ¯_(ツ)_/¯