What I’m Reading

Growing up in a small Louisiana town, I looked at books to experience the rest of the world. After a reading drought in college, I’ve happily re-discovered the joy of getting lost in a story.

In 2013 I began keeping a detailed list of (almost) every novel, short story, or guidebook I read, to not only keep track of my progress but to serve as a travel diary of all the places good books have taken me.

Completed Reads (2013 – Present) 


  1. Shantaram*
  2. Perks of Being a Wallflower
  3. Leaves of Grass
  4. Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
  5. Slaughterhouse-Five*
  6. Half the Sky
  7. Bossypants
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Love in the Time of Cholera
  10. A Wrinkle in Time
  11. The Bell Jar*
  12. Timequake
  13. Cat’s Cradle
  14. The Old Man and the Sea
  15. The Heart of a Woman
  16. Einstein: His Life, His Universe
  17. Cosmos
  18. East of Eden*
  19. Proof of Heaven*
  20. Siddharta*
  21. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
  22. The Invisible Man
  23. The Kite Runner*
  24. A Thousand Splendid Suns*
  25. Born Standing Up
  26. The Last Question*
  27. Let the Great World Spin
  28. Brave New World
  29. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  30. The Strangers
  31. Modern Love
  32. And the Mountains Echoed
  33. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage*
  34. This is How You Lose Her
  35. Kitchen Confidential
  36. Americanah
  37. Walk in the Woods
  38. Every Day
  39. The Tiger’s Wife
  40. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  41. Shadow of the Wind
  42. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill
  43. Defining Decade*
  44. 13 Little Blue Envelopes
  45. Sixth Extinction
  46. The Reluctant Fundamentalist*
  47. Steal Like an Artist*
  48. My Brilliant Friend*
  49. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat*
  50. Home (by Toni Morrison)
  51. The Story of a New Name
  52. Sapiens*
  53. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  54. Interpreter of Maladies 
  55. The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan
  56. Crossing to Safety 
  57. Becoming* 
  58. Men Without Women* 
  59. Educated*
  60. Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
  61. A Place For Us*
  62. Where the Crawdads Sing
  63. Blowout
  64. Trick Mirror*
  65. The Year of Magical Thinking*
  66. Slouching Towards Bethlehem
  67. Delivering Happiness
  68. Incidental Inventions*
  69. Dreams From My Father
  70. Sound of Gravel
  71. An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry: In English Translation, with Urdu Text
  72. Unaccustomed Earth*
  73. Born a Crime*
  74. M Train
  75. Normal People
  76. Motherhood
  77. And Now We Have Everything
  78. The Story of a Lost Child
  79. Prophetic City
  80. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (IP)