Reading List

Not including the cookbooks I have flipped through but never read cover to cover. I have only ever read one cookbook from beginning to end and that is Claudia Flemming’s The Last Course: The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern. I am working through Modernist Bread, but this seems more like a lifelong embodiment.

2019

  • In Love with the World, by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  • The World is Sound: Nada Brahma, by Joachim-Ernst Berendt
  • A Short History of Progress, by Ronald Wright
  • Emergent Strategy, by Adrienne Marie Brown
  • Buddha & Love, by Lama Ole Nydahl
  • Why Buddhism is True, by Robert Wright
  • Sexualidades Amazónicas, by Luisa Elvira Belanude
  • The Crazy Man, by Pamela Porter
  • The Art Of Creative Thinking, by Rod Judkins
  • The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D
  • Spy of the First Person, by Sam Shepard
  • The Rothko Chapel: Writings on Art and the Threshold of the Divine, by Dominique de Menil 
  • How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, by Alexander Chee
  • Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
  • Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon
  • Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Killing Commendatore, by Haruki Murakami
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • The Enlightened Sex Manual, by David Deida
  • The Jazz of Physics, by Stephon Alexander
  • The Chronology of Water, by Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows
  • Under a Watchful Eye: Self, Power, and Intimacy in Amazonia, by Harry Walker

2018

2017

2016

  • Just my Type, by Simon Garfield
  • A Little Life, by Hanya Yanaghara
  • The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability, by William McDonough
  • Kitchen, by Banana Yoshimoto
  • A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki
  • The Third Plate, by Dan Barber
  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
  • Fully Present, by Susan L. Smalley, PhD and Diana Winston
  • The Language of Trust by Michael Maslandky with Scott West, Gary DeMoss, and David Saylor
  • The Consolations of Philosophy, by Alain de Botton
  • Microtrends, by Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver
  • Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
  • A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey

2015:

  • Norwegian Wood, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami
  • The Lover’s Dictionary, by David Levithan
  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy, by Jacqueline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss
  • Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely
  • Seriously…I’m Kidding, by Ellen DeGeneres
  • Go the Fuck to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach
  • My Korean Deli, by Ben Ryder Howe
  • Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
  • Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
  • Talking to Humans, by Giff Constable
  • Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  • Moonwalking with Einstein, by Joshua Foer
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  • Wall St. Wars, by Richard E. Farley
  • Listening is an Act of Love, by Dave Isay
  • A Year Without Pants, by Scott Berkum
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
  • Interaction of Color, by Josef Albers

2014:

  • A Life Without Limits, by Chrissie Wellington
  • 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami
  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  • Willpower, by Roy F. Baumeister
  • Breadcrumbs, by Anne Ursu and Erin Mcguire
  • Blood, Bones & Butter, by Gabrielle Hamilton
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  • Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
  • Bossypants, by Tina Fey
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling
  • Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, by Friends and Other Victims, Chelsea’s Family, and Chelsea Handler
  • Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Startup Life, by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor
  • Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James