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. The Metamorphosis
  3. Perks of Being a Wallflower
  4. Leaves of Grass
  5. Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
  6. Slaughterhouse-Five*
  7. Half the Sky
  8. Bossypants
  9. The Great Gatsby
  10. Love in the Time of Cholera
  11. A Wrinkle in Time
  12. The Bell Jar*
  13. Timequake
  14. Cat’s Cradle
  15. The Old Man and the Sea
  16. The Heart of a Woman
  17. The Glass Castle
  18. Einstein: His Life, His Universe
  19. Cosmos
  20. East of Eden*
  21. Proof of Heaven*
  22. Siddharta*
  23. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
  24. The Invisible Man
  25. The Kite Runner*
  26. A Thousand Splendid Suns*
  27. Born Standing Up
  28. The Last Question*
  29. Let the Great World Spin
  30. Brave New World
  31. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  32. The Strangers
  33. Modern Love
  34. And the Mountains Echoed
  35. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage*
  36. This is How You Lose Her
  37. Kitchen Confidential
  38. Americanah
  39. Walk in the Woods
  40. Every Day
  41. Cajun Night Before Christmas
  42. The Tiger’s Wife
  43. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  44. Shadow of the Wind
  45. No Rooms of Their Own
  46. The Design of Every Day Things
  47. Design for Hackers
  48. Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill
  49. Defining Decade*
  50. 13 Little Blue Envelopes
  51. The Futures
  52. Sixth Extinction
  53. The Reluctant Fundamentalist*
  54. Summers Under the Tamarind Tree
  55. Steal Like an Artist*
  56. My Brilliant Friend*
  57. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat*
  58. Home (by Toni Morrison)
  59. The Story of a New Name
  60. Sapiens*
  61. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  62. Interpreter of Maladies 
  63. The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan
  64. Crossing to Safety 
  65. Becoming* 
  66. Men Without Women* 
  67. Educated*
  68. Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London
  69. A Place For Us*
  70. Where the Crawdads Sing
  71. Blowout
  72. Trick Mirror*
  73. The Year of Magical Thinking*
  74. Slouching Towards Bethlehem
  75. Delivering Happiness
  76. Incidental Inventions*
  77. Dreams From My Father
  78. Sound of Gravel
  79. An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry: In English Translation, with Urdu Text
  80. Unaccustomed Earth*
  81. Born a Crime*
  82. M Train*
  83. Normal People
  84. Motherhood
  85. And Now We Have Everything
  86. The Story of a Lost Child
  87. Prophetic City
  88. The Autobiography of Malcolm X*
  89. Human Error
  90. The Toothpaste Millionaire 
  91. Just Kids
  92. The Kitchen
  93. Just Enough Research (IP)