Year in Review 2016

An incomplete series of lists detailing what I built, wrote, talked about, and read in 2016.


Things Written

Talks Given

Books Read

56 total in 2016. For additional metadata and more details on how I choose the books I read, check out the corresponding spreadsheet.

  1. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph
  2. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  3. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  4. Reynard the Fox
  5. Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  6. The Old Arcadia by Philip Sidney
  7. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  8. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  9. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  10. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
  11. The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
  12. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
  13. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  14. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  15. Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney Lopez
  16. Product Design for the Web: Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products by Randy J. Hunt
  17. Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics by Lester K. Spence
  18. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  19. The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
  20. Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti
  21. The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries by Jessa Crispin
  22. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  23. Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China by Eddie Huang
  24. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  25. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
  26. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  27. The Pleasing Hour by Lily King
  28. The Boat by Nam Le
  29. Content Strategy for Mobile by Karen McGrane
  30. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
  31. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  32. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
  33. Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand
  34. Dietland by Sarai Walker
  35. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  36. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris
  37. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  38. milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
  39. California by Edan Lepucki
  40. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
  41. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  42. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
  43. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  44. Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti
  45. Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by Virginia Heffernan
  46. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  47. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  48. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  49. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
  50. The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee
  51. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  52. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  53. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  54. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race by Jesmyn Ward
  55. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  56. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Written on December 29, 2016