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What I’ve Been Reading

I think at this point unless I speed read in an intensive way, this is a practical wrap on my reading tally for 2018.

Total: 36 books.

I’ve read more, I’ve read less.

I real A LOT of non-fiction this year and I would say this year, 2018, was my most intellectual year of reading as an adult?

It was also the year of binge reading the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy so, there is some balance here okay?

What I have read? Is here.

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Lawrence Bergreen

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou


What I’ve Been Reading

Everyone go read A World Lit Only By Fire. It is a great narrative history, I learned so many new things. It is definitely worth the time.

Without further adieu the latest group of reads.

A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

Shaky Ground by Bethany McLean

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

What I’ve Been Reading

With the exception of Ready Player One, these are all books I have been intermittently reading for between two and fifteen months. The opportunity to finish each of them presented itself in the last two weeks.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

Rubicon by Tom Holland

My Promised Land by Ari Shavit

What I’ve Been Reading

Things that can be true at the same time: my reading time has increased, and two of these books were not terribly long.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Great Influenza by John Barry

Off The Clock by Laura Vanderkam

Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Non-fiction only, people.

Persian Fire by Tom Holland

Danubia by Simon Winder

Germania by Simon Winder

Richistan by Robert Frank

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

With the exception of Artemis (which sort of reads like what if someone wrote a fanfic in the style of Andy Weir), I would recommend all of these books!

What is just truly wonderful is that tomorrow I will take off for four days of girl time which also means a lot more time for reading. Joy.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Artemis by Andy Weir

All the Lives I Want by Alana Massey

The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough

What I’ve Been Reading


In the spirit of learning for learning’s sake, I read East of Eden and when I finished it, I thought Man…That John Steinbeck Can Write. HIGHLY recommend. It was The Longest Book Ever but I would read it again. I also read some other things.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

Dream Hoarders by Richard Reeves