Recent books I love


The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1), Robert Caro

Cherry, Nico Walker

The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis

There There, Tommy Orange

Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan

Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business, Josh Noel

God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, Lawrence Wright

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carrayrou

The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, Masha Gessen

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories, Denis Johnson

The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath, Leslie Jamison

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer, Barbara Ehrenreich

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, Alex Hutchinson

Feel Free, Zadie Smith

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality, Jaron Lanier

A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History, Diana Henriques

Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward

Two Kinds of Truth, Michael Connelly


Lords of Finance: The Bankers who Broke the World, Liaquat Ahamed

We were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, John McPhee

The Late Show, Michael Connelly

The Force, Don Winslow

The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return, Mihir Desai

South and West, Joan Didion

The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan

The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it, Steven Clifford

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks 

The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

The Nix, Nathan Hill

The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes

The Spy who came in from the Cold, John Le Carre

Moonglow, Michael Chabon

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds, Michael Lewis

We are all Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, Eugene Soltes

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Vegetarian, Han Kang

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, Olivia Laing

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty

Work Rules!, Laszlo Block

Human Capital, Gary Becker

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Sellout, Paul Beatty

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Andrea Wulf

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick

One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, Asne Seierstad

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, Lawrence Wright