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 grad 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:

In progress:

"The Billionaire Raj" by James Crabtree

"Jobonomics" by Goutam Das

"Hope in the Dark" by Rebecca Solnit

Read in 2019:

"India: Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation" by Adam Roberts

"Brotopia" by Emily Chang

"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

"Kismet" by Luke Tredget

"On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" by Ocean Vuong

"Vox" by Christina Dalcher

"So You've Been Publicly Shamed" by Jon Ronson

"Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier

"Trick Mirror" by Jia Tolentino

"The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood 

"The Cost of Living" by Deborah Levy

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