Books I haven’t read, but like the idea of having read, and plan to read in the future.

Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Gilles Deleuze

The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

Christopher Lasch

How to Go to the Movies

Quentin Crisp

The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics

Christopher Lasch

The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in An Age of Diminishing Expectations

Christopher Lasch

K-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment

Mei Fong

The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up

Liao Yiwu

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Evan Osnos

Inherent Vice

Thomas Pynchon

Vamps & Tramps: New Essays

Camille Paglia

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina

Leo Tolstoy

Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov


Vladimir Nabokov

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure

Daniel Quinn

Industrial Society and Its Future

Theodore J. Kaczynski

Another End of the World Is Possible: Living the Collapse (and Not Merely Surviving It)

Pablo Servigne

Simulacra and Simulation

Jean Baudrillard

Myra Breckenridge/Myron

Gore Vidal

In Dubious Battle

John Steinbeck

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Pale King

David Foster Wallace

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

My Struggle: Book 1

Karl Ove Knausgård

The Map and the Territory

Michel Houellebecq

The Elementary Particles

Michel Houellebecq

An Immense World

Ed Yong


Hernan Diaz

Gilead (Gilead, #1)

Marilynne Robinson


John Williams

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons: Revised and Updated Second Edition

Siegfried Engelmann

Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside

Xiaowei Wang

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

David Graeber

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

Bethany McLean

Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century

J. Bradford DeLong

How the World Was One

Arthur C. Clarke

The Software Paradox

Stephen O’Grady

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Roger Lowenstein

Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet

Tim Hwang

Database Internals: A deep-dive into how distributed data systems work

Alex Petrov

A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man

Garry Wills

Public Citizens: The Attack on Big Government and the Remaking of American Liberalism

Paul Sabin

The Works: Anatomy of a City

Kate Ascher

Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry

Jacquie McNish

Cyberville: Clicks, Culture, and the Creation of an Online Town

Stacy Horn

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

Barbara Ehrenreich

The Glass Teat

Harlan Ellison

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X

The Datacenter as a Computer: An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines

Luiz André Barroso

Mort (Discworld, #4; Death, #1)

Terry Pratchett

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

David Graeber

Container Security: Fundamental Technology Concepts That Protect Containerized Applications

Liz Rice

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community

Robert D. Putnam

Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?

Philip E. Tetlock

A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole