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
  • Eloquent Javascript by Marijn Haverbeke
    • read for free here

Art & Design

  • The Laws Guide to Nature Journaling by John Muir Laws
  • Hello My Name is Awesome by Alexandra Watkins
    • If anyone has another suggestion for a book on naming/branding, holler at ya girl
  • 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
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie


  • Redlands
  • Black Hammer