January 2nd, 2018


Books I Read in 2017

I made a concerted effort this year to read books that were not written by old white dudes. Books below with the author's name in bold are not white dudes. My apologies to all the authors for making ill-informed assumptions about their whiteness and dudeness.


  1. Words on the Move: Why English Won't—and Can't—Sit Still by John McWhorter [audiobook]
  2. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West [audiobook]
  3. Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety by Seth J. Gillihan [ebook]
  4. Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love by Jillian Keenan [ebook]
  5. Thinking Kink: The Collision of BDSM, Feminism and Popular Culture by Catherine Scott [ebook]
  6. The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography by Ariane Cruz [re-read, paper]
  7. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland [audiobook]
  8. Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leathersexuality by Geoff Mains [paper]
  9. Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity edited by Mattilda Berstein Sycamore [ebook]
  10. The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography by Angela Carter [ebook]
  11. Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? by Heath Fogg Davis [paper]
  12. Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti [paper]
  13. Utopia for Realists: Why Making the World a Better Place Isn't a Fantasy and How We Can Do It by Rutger Bregman [audiobook]
  14. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson [paper]
  15. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo [ebook]
  16. The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being Present by Kate Sciandra [ebook]
  17. Deconstructing Normativity?: Re-Reading Freud's 1905 Three Essays edited by Philippe Van Haute [ebook]
  18. The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy [paper]
  19. Three Essays on Sexuality by Sigmund Freud [ebook]


  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman [paper]
  2. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher [ebook]
  3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison [audiobook]
  4. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu [ebook]
  5. Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam [audiobook]
  6. The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi [audiobook]
  7. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine [ebook]
  8. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine [non-fiction?, paper]
  9. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler [audiobook]
  10. Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold [ebook]
  11. Dust by Elizabeth Bear [ebook]
  12. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery [ebook]
  13. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross [ebook]
  14. Children of God by Mary Doria Russell [ebook]
  15. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead [ebook]
  16. Helicopter Man Pounds Dinosaur Billionaire Ass by Chuck Tingle [paper]
  17. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. [reread, ebook]
  18. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. [audiobook]
  19. The Image by Jean de Berg [ebook]
  20. Macho Sluts: Erotic Fiction by Pat Califia [ebook]
  21. The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis [paper]
  22. Sunstone, Vol. 1 by Stjepan Šejić [paper]
  23. Sunstone, Vol. 2 by Stjepan Šejić [paper]
  24. Sunstone, Vol. 3 by Stjepan Šejić [paper]
  25. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds [audiobook]
  26. Regular Algebra and Finite Machines by John H. Conway [paper]
  27. Sunstone, Vol. 4 by Stjepan Šejić [paper]
  28. Sunstone, Vol. 5 by Stjepan Šejić [paper]
  29. Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds [audiobook]
  30. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess [audiobook]
  31. The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey [audiobook]
  32. Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks [audiobook]
  33. Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch [ebook]
  34. The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks [audiobook]
  35. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler [audiobook]
  36. The Power by Naomi Alderman [audiobook, ebook]
  37. My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki [ebook]

Quit Reading

  1. The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade [quit reading, ebook]