2020 Reading


  1. Companions – Christina Hesselholdt
  2. The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros
  3. A Woman Is No Man – Etaf Rum
  4. Apeirogon – Colum McCann
  5. Rules of Civility – Amor Towles
  6. We Are Made of Diamond Stuff – Isabel Waidner
  7. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
  8. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
  9. Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi 
  10. Galápagos – Kurt Vonnegut
  11. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  12. The Kites – Romain Gary
  13. Street of Thieves – Mathias Enard
  14. The Mermaid of Black Conch – Monique Roffey
  15. Nocilla Experience – Agustín Fernández Mallo
  16. Serpentine – Phillip Pullman 


  1. Garments Against Women – Anne Boyer
  2. Where Have All The Mangoes Gone? Reactivating the Tropicana Field Site: On the Threshold of St Petersburg’s History, Culture, and History – Sarah-Jane L Vatelot 
  3. People Like Us: What It Takes to Make it in Modern Britain – Hashi Mohamed
  4. What You Have Heard is True – Carolyn Forche 
  5. Axiomatic – Maria Tumarkin
  6. Can Capitalism Survive?: Creative Destruction and the Future of the Global Economy – Joseph Schumpeter
  7. Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life – Queen Noor
  8. The Education of an Idealist – Samantha Power
  9. The Moon and The Ghetto: An Essay on Public Policy Analysis – Richard R. Nelson
  10. The Source – Dr Tara Swart
  11. An Elemental Thing – Eliot Weinberger
  12. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements – Julietta Singh
  13. The Lightless Sky: A Twelve-Year-Old Refugee’s Extraordinary Journey Across Half the World – Gulwali Passarlay with Nadene Ghouri
  14. Arts & Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation – Anton Howes 
  15. Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity – and Why That Harms Everybody – Helen Pluckrose & James Lindsay
  16. Jesus and the Disinherited – Howard Thurman 
  17. The Book of Joy – His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams 
  18. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life – Bill Burnett and  Dave Evans 
  19. Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom – John O’Donohue
  20. Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need – Sasha Costanza-Chock
  21. The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name – Brian C. Muraresku
  22. Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations – Michael Walzer 

Poetry/Essay Collections

  1. Looking for the Gulf Motel – Richard Blanco
  2. One House Down – Gianna Russo
  3. Pink Streets – Helen Pruitt Wallace 
  4. C. P. Cavafy Poems – Selected with translations and notes by Daniel Mendelsons
  5. Love Poems – Pablo Neruda
  6. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude – Ross Gay
  7. Night Sky with Exit Wounds – Ocean Vuong
  8. The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, The Great Sufi Master – Translations by Daniel Ladinsky
  9. Exploring My Options – Maureen McDole
  10. The Conference of the Birds – Farid Ud-Din Attar
  11. When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry- Edited by Joy Harjo
  12. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass – Lana Del Ray
  13. The Wild Iris – Louise Glück
  14. Pharaoh’s Daughter (Selected Poems in Irish with Translations) – Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill 

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