Books I Want to Read

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

The Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

Crowds and Power Elias Canetti (learned about it on Rosie’s blog)

Against the Grain by James C. Scott (learned about it on Rosie’s blog)

The Lever of Riches (learned about it on Rosie’s blog)

Don’t Make Me Think (learned about it on Rosie’s blog)

The Undying: Pain, Vulnerability, Mortality, Medicine, Art, Time, Dreams, Data, Exhaustion, Cancer, and Care, by Anne Boyer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Organic Growth Playbook by Bernard J. Jaworski

The Mamba Mentality

How To Keep Your Cool by Seneca

Antifragile: Things that Gain From Disorder

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (recommended by friend Claire S)

Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World by Scott Harrison

PURE by Rose Cartwright

The Secret of Our Success by Joseph Henrich

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks (recommended by new peer Stefano da Fre)

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community by Dietrich Boenhoeffer

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener

Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In The End by Atul Gawande

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow

The Cottagers: A Novel by Marshall N. Klimasewiski

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body by Steven Mithen (Cited by Oliver Sacks)

(read part of it) The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Two Versions: V.1: The Sorrows of Young Werther V.2: The Sorrows of Young Werther

All short stories by Kurt Vonnegut. I want to know his sharp wit.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (recommended by friend Whitney Chen) – couple chapters in, but paused atm

Small Fry: A Memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Visual Intelligence by Amy Herman (recommended by friend Hilary Hamlet)

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (recommended by father)

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer (recommended by friend Christopher Hume)

The Feeling of What Happens by Antonio Damasio

The Great Believers by Rebecca Mekkai

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchel, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel (found on IG stories of @ronaldroz)

Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley (enjoyed by Carina’s boyfriend, Neil)

Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World by Paul Stamets

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets

Altered States of Consciousness Edited by Charles T. Tart

Heretics by G.K. Chesterton

The Thing by G.K. Chesterton

Older Mistresses: Women, Art, and Ideologyy (1981) Griselda Pollack, Art Historian
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (recommended by multiple friends)
Curious About:
Short Stories by Carmen Maria Machado (because avid reader and friend Whitney is reading them)
Read by Diandra: The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

Recommended by Margaret:

  • Peony in Love – Lisa See

  • The Japanese Lover – Isabel Allende

  • The Little Paris Bookshop – Nina George

  • Naomi – Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

  • Marry Me – John Updike