Reading (real books--no Kindle for me) is an integral part of learning the craft of writing, exploring in-depth investigations into important ideas and preventing the blue-screen induced eye bleariness before bed. While I've read my fair share of journal pages and online articles as a current graduate school student, I'm also trying to cultivate a bit of just-for-fun reading in my life.

Here's a look at what I've been reading this year. I would love your recommendations: karishustad@gmail.com

In progress:

"India: Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation" by Adam Roberts

"The Billionaire Raj" by James Crabtree

Read in 2018:

"Shalimar the Clown" by Salman Rushdie

"If You Want to Write" by Brenda Ueland

"A Field Guide to Getting Lost" by Rebecca Solnit

"The Wayfinders" by Wade Davis

"Flaneuse" by Lauren Elkin

"Automating Inequality" by Virginia Eubanks

"Weapons of Math Destruction" by Cathy O'Neil

"A Room of One's Own" by Virginia Woolf

"Mirror, Shoulder, Signal" by Dorthe Nors

"1Q84" by Haruki Murakami

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" by Arundhati Roy

"On Such A Full Sea" by Chang Rae Lee

"Power" by Naomi Alderman

"Thanks A Thousand" by A.J. Jacobson

"Sourdough" by Robin Sloan