Reading List

When I started grad school, I began to keep a public list of books that I’ve read for fun. The below lists are a work-in-progress, and likely out of date.

What I’ve been reading:

(favourites marked with a ✿)


  • Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl, Andrea Lawlor
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy
  • Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Trick Mirror, Jia Tolentino
  • Chemistry, Weike Wang ✿
  • Acceptance, Emi Nietfeld
  • Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
  • Conversations With Friends, Sally Rooney
  • People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry
  • The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
  • A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories, Lucia Berlin ✿
  • Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid
  • Know My Name, Chanel Miller
  • Peace is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh ✿
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver


  • The Last Thing He Ever Told Me, Laura Dave
  • The Idiot, Elif Batuman
  • Wish You Were Here, Jodi Picoult
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • It Ends With Us, Colleen Hoover ✿
  • Devotions, Mary Oliver
  • Beautiful World, Where Are You, Sally Rooney
  • Misfits, Michaela Coel
  • Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner ✿
  • All About Love, bell hooks ✿
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong

Book Club

I love to read with friends! Below are some discussion questions that I wrote for select works (spoiler warning):



  • Race After Technology, Ruha Benjamin
  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Shosana Zuboff

Essays & Short Stories: