Year in Review 2017

An incomplete series of lists detailing what I built, wrote, talked about, and read in 2017.





60 total in 2017. For additional metadata and more details on how I choose the books I read, check out the corresponding spreadsheet.

  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  2. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  3. The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority by Ellen D. Wu
  4. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  5. Future Sex by Emily Witt
  6. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  7. The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
  8. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett
  9. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  10. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  11. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  12. Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Mally, Leslie Hung
  13. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  14. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  15. The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  16. Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, And How It Doesn’t by Robert G. Kaiser
  17. Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Hogan
  18. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
  19. The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
  20. The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City by Misha Glouberman, Sheila Heti
  21. Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks
  22. Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
  23. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  24. Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte
  25. Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung
  26. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  27. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
  28. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  29. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
  30. They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement by Wesley Lowery
  31. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  32. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
  33. The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
  34. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
  35. Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
  36. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
  37. Startup by Doree Shafrir
  38. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  39. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  40. The Crown Ain’t Worth Much by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
  41. Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
  42. Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun
  43. We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
  44. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  45. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen
  46. Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
  47. Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology by Ellen Ullman
  48. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  49. The Idiot by Elif Batuman
  50. Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen Pao
  51. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  52. Chemistry by Weike Wang
  53. Sourdough by Robin Sloan
  54. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  55. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  56. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  57. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  58. We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby
  59. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen
  60. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
Written on December 27, 2017