Recent Reading

October 2019

Odessa by Charles King

September 2019

Jack Smith's L.A. by Jack Smith

Republic of Words : The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857-1925 by Susan Goodman

August 2019

Reviewery by Christopher Ricks

The Great War of 189- : A Forecast by P.H. Colomb and others

July 2019

The Panda Is Fat by Nolen Lee

The Golden Ticket : P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible by Lance Fortnow

June 2019

The Language of the Game : How to Understand Soccer by Laurent Dubois

Designed for Hi-Fi Living : The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America by Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder

The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam

The Shock of the Old : Technology and Global History Since 1900 by David Edgerton

The Copy Book : How some of the best advertising writers [...] published by Taschen

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown

May 2019

George I : Elector and King by Ragnhild Hatton

April 2019

Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick

March 2019

How to Build a Universe, Part I by Brian Cox, Robin Ince, and Alexandra Feachem

The Best Software Writing I selected by Joel Spolsky

Shock and Awe : Glam Rock and Its Legacy by Simon Reynolds

Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay

February 2019

Lock 14 by Georges Simenon

January 2019

The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda

Galateo : or, the Rules of Polite Behavior by Giovanni Della Casa

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton

The Glory of Their Times by Lawrence S. Ritter

December 2018

Mysteries from Baseball's Past edited by Angelo J. Louisa and David Cicotello

The Cooperstown Casebook by Jay Jaffe

A Student's Guide to the Study of History by John Lukacs

November 2018

Willard Mullin's Golden Age of Baseball : Drawings 1934-1972 by Willard Mullin, Hal Bock, and Michael Powers

September 2018

This Is How by Augusten Burroughs

July 2018

The Library : A Catalogue of Wonders (ARC) by Stuart Kells

June 2018

Gottland : Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia by Mariusz Szczygieł

The Age of the Infovore : Succeeding in the Information Economy by Tyler Cowen

The Waste Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

May 2018

Middle Age by Christopher Hamilton

March 2018

Middle East Diary by Noel Coward

The Warriors : Reflections on Men in Battle by J. Glenn Gray

October 2017

A New History of the Humanities by Rens Bod

The Show That Never Ends : The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock (ARC) by David Weigel

September 2017

The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried

On the Map : A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield

August 2017

Charlemagne by Johannes Fried

Smart Baseball (ARC) by Keith Law

July 2017

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

June 2017

Technically Wrong : Why Digital Products Are Designed to Fail You (ARC) by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

May 2017

BART : The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System by Michael C. Healy

The Lonely City : Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Lang

Branding in Five and a Half Steps by Michael Johnson

Tales of Two Cities : Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City by Jonathan Conlin

April 2017

An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist by Nick Middleton

A History of Ancient Egypt : From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid by John Romer

How to […] by Michael Bierut

March 2017

The Index Card : Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age by David J. Helfand

February 2017

Things from the Flood by Simon Stålenhag

Tales from the Loop by Simon Stålenhag

The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis


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