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Books finished in 2019

Published

In 2019 I consumed a lot of books that I would consider "impulse adds" on Goodreads. A bunch were from authors I heard on radio or podcasts. I know I attempted a novel, a collection of short stories and maybe other works of fiction this year, but clearly they did not stick.

As always, this is not a list of endorsements—just an honest list of books I consumed. I will use a ⭐ star emoji to denote books I thoroughly enjoyed or would recommend. I'll also use emoji to denote whether I consumed each item on this list as a 📖 paper book, 📱ebook, or listened as 🎧 audio.

  1. Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right
    by Andrea Nagle
    📱Finished on
     

  2. The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time
    by Maria Konnikova
    🎧 Finished on
     

  3. The State of Jones
    by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer
    🎧 Finished on
     

  4. Janesville: An American Story
    by Amy Goldstein
    🎧 Finished on
     

  5. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory
    by David Graeber
    🎧 Finished on
     

  6. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    by John Carreyrou
    🎧 Finished on
     

  7. Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia
    by Steven Stoll
    📖 Finished on
     

  8. Bunk: The True Story of Hoaxes, Hucksters, Humbug, Plagiarists, Forgeries, and Phonies
    by Kevin Young
    🎧 Finished on
     

  9. Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World
    by Annie Lowrey
    🎧 Finished on
     

  10. Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe
    by Roger McNamee
    🎧 Finished on
     

  11. The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes and Racism in America's Law Enforcement and the Search for Change
    by Matthew Horace
    🎧 Finished on
     

  12. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
    by Steven Novella
    🎧 Finished on
     

  13. How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
    by Jason Stanley
    🎧 Finished on
     

  14. How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency
    by Akiko Busch
    🎧 Finished on
     

  15. Thick: And Other Essays
    by Tressie McMillan Cottom
    📖 Finished on
     

  16. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
    by Robin DiAngelo
    🎧 Finished on
     

  17. Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace
    by Nikil Saval
    📖 Finished on
     

  18. Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design
    by Kat Holmes
    📖 Finished on
     

  19. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
    by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
    🎧 Finished on
     

  20. Educated
    by Tara Westover
    🎧 Finished on
     

  21. Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do About It
    by Richard V. Reeves
    📱 Finished on
     

  22. Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
    by Nancy Isenberg
    🎧 Finished on