2022 Reading List

Here are the books I am planning to read in 2022. Additional titles will be added. What are you excited to read this year?

FICTION

  1. The SelloutPaul BeattyREAD April 2022
  2. Must Love Otters – Eliza Gordon – READ April 2022
  3. Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into ValuesRobert M. Pirsig
  5. Fleishman is in TroubleTaffy Brodesser-Akner
  6. Ready Player One Ernest Cline
  7. Brave New World Aldous Huxley
  8. Good Omens: The nice & accurate prophecies of Anges Nutter, Witch Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  9. LambChristopher Moore
  10. Walkaway Cory Doctorow
  11. Play it as it Lays Joan Didion

NON-FICTION

  1. The 4-Hour Work WeekTim FerrissREAD January 2022
  2. Tiny Beautiful ThingsCheryl StrandREAD May 2022
  3. Awakening: Conversations with the Masters Anthony de MelloREAD MAY 2022
  4. Untamed Glennon DoyleREAD May 2022
  5. I Feel Bad About my Neck – and other thoughts on being a womenNora Ephron
  6. Your Voice in My Head: A Memoir – Emma Forest
  7. Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That’s Lost Its Mind Jamie Wheal
  8. Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide Vasant Lad
  9. Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesAudre Lorde
  10. The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath Yogi Ramacharaka
  11. In the Land of Men: A Memoir Adrienne Miller
  12. Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
  13. Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American DreamConor Dougherty
  14. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Charles Duhigg
  15. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Anderson
  16. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress CycleEmily Nagoski
  17. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FuturePeter Thiel
  18. We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice (Abolitionist Papers) Mariame Kaba
  19. High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That WayBrendon Burchard
  20. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Jia Tolentino
  21. Sex at Dawn Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
  22. Flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  23. Invisible women: data bias in a world designed for menCaroline Criado Perez
  24. Personal next: what can we learn from elite athletes navigating career transitionMelinda Harrison
  25. Tribes Seth Godin
  26. Small is BeautifulE.F. Schumacher
  27. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport
  28. Broken Open – Elizabeth Lesser
  29. The Biology of BeliefBruce Lipton

Some of my Favourite Reads

Reading is my preferred way of consuming stories and media.
Here’s a list of some favourite reads (in no particular order)

FICTION

  1. 1Q84 Haruki Murakami *my favourite read of 2020
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
  3. My Sister, the Serial Killer: A NovelOyinkan Braithwaite
  4. Alchemist Paulo Coelho
  5. Conversations with Friends: A NovelSally Rooney
  6. The Night CircusErin Morgenstern
  7. White Teeth Zadie Smith
  8. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
  9. A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer Egan
  10. The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe series Book 1)Raymond Chandler
  11. Less (Pulitzer Prize) – Andrew Sean Greer
  12. The Sympathizer (Pulitzer Prize)- Viet Thanh Nguyen
  13. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
  14. Crazy Rich AsiansKevin Kwan
  15. Where’d You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple
  16. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBenjamin Alire Sáenz
  17. Beautiful YouChuck Palaniuk
  18. Parable of the SowerOctavia E. Butler
  19. The Rosie ProjectGraeme Simsion
  20. The Martian – Andy Weir

Non-Fiction

  1. Bad Feminist: Essays – Roxane Gay
  2. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial DivideCarol Anderson
  3. Dear GirlsAli Wong
  4. Born to RunChristopher McDougall
  5. Open: An Autobiography – Andre Agassi
  6. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup John Carreyrou
  7. The Last GirlNadia Murad
  8. The Girl Who Smiled BeadsClemantine Wamariya
  9. Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard LawHaben Girma
  10. My Horizontal Life Chelsea Handler
  11. Awareness Anthony de Mello
  12. The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody DisordersJohn E. Sarno
  13. The Body Keeps the ScoreBessel van der Kolk 
  14. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison Piper Kerman
  15. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself Melody Beattie
  16. Everybody lies – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  17. The Art of AskingAmanda Palmer
  18. The War of ArtSteven Pressfield
  19. Being MortalAtul Gawande
  20. Modern RomanceAziz Ansari
  21. Bossy Pants – Tina Fey

Fantastic books created by some of the amazing humans in my life.

Looking for some new reads? I can recommend the following by some of the incredible humans I’ve been fortunate to connect with.

  1. The Girl Who Smiled Beads; A Story of War and What Comes After Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil, 2018
  2. Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law – Haben Girma, 2019
  3. Talking to Robots – David Ewing Duncan, 2019
  4. The Little Girl, The Ocean, and The Moon: A Children’s Book – Ivy Kwong, 2019
  5. What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers – Jessica Pearce Rotondi
  6. The Laws of Brand Storytelling: Win—and Keep—Your Customers’ Hearts and Minds – Ekaterina Walter & Jessica Gioglio
  7. Neo Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species – Edited by Jane Metcalfe & Brian Bergstein