2019 Reading


  1. Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
  2. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  4. Go Tell It On The Mountain – James Baldwin
  5. Disappearing Earth – Julia Phillips 
  6. Tell Them Of Battles, Kings, and Elephants – Mathias Enard
  7. Nocilla Dream – Agustín Fernández Mallo
  8. Florida – Lauren Groff
  9. Insurrecto – Gina Apostol
  10. The Fallen – Carlos Manuel Álvarez
  11. The Secret Commonwealth – Philip Pullman
  12. Circe – Madeline Miller
  13. My Name is Leon – Kit de Waal


  1. The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World – Peter Frankopan 
  2. How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor – Erik Reinert 
  3. The French Riviera: A Literary Guide for Travellers – Ted Jones
  4. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy – Joseph Schumpeter 
  5. Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs – Edited by Samuel Zipp & Nathan Storring 
  6. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions – Gloria Steinem
  7. GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History- Diane Coyle 
  8. The Souls of Black Folks – W. E. B. Du Bois
  9. Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age – Matthew J. Salganik
  10. Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
  11. Second Hand Time – Svetlana Alexievich 
  12. Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood – Gwen Raverat
  13. Man Alone With Himself – Friedrich Nietzsche
  14. Arena of Ambition: A History of the Cambridge Union – Stephen Parkinson 
  15. Late Fragments: Everything I Want to Tell You About This Magnificent Life – Kate Gross 
  16. Pretentiousness: Why it Matters – Dan Fox
  17. The Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus
  18. New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dixie, and K-Pop – Fatima Bhutto 
  19. Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting From the Arab World – Zahra Hankir 
  20. Sunshine State (Essays) – Sarah Gerard 
  21. The Fated Sky: Astrology in History – Benson Bobrick

Poetry/Essay Collections

  1. Who is Mary Sue? – Sophie Collins
  2. A Thousand Mornings – Mary Oliver
  3. My Poems Won’t Change the World – Patrizia Cavalli
  4. And Still I Rise – Maya Angelou
  5. Selected Poems – Rainer Maria Rilke
  6. Please – Jericho Brown
  7. Whereas – Layli Long Soldier
  8. Selected Poems – Rumi
  9. Lord Byron – selected by Paul Muldoon
  10. She is Fierce: Brave, bold, and beautiful poems by women – Ana Sampson
  11. Measure of Expatriation – Vahni Capildeo
  12. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám – Edward FitzGerald

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