Partial Bookshelf

August 2023

Crook Manifesto” by Colson Whitehead

August 2023

‘The Lying Life of Adults’ by Elena Ferrante

July 2023

Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York’ by Lucy Sante

July 2023

A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order’ by Judith Flanders

February 2023

Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story’ by Joe Coscarelli

February 2023

Dilla Time: The Life and Afterlife of J Dilla, the Hip-Hop Producer Who Reinvented Rhythm’ by Dan Charnas

December 2022

‘The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World’ by Max Fisher

October 2022

No Longer Human’ by Osamu Dazai

October 2022

‘The Islander: My Life in Music and Beyond’ by Chris Blackwell

October 2022

War: How Conflict Shaped Us’ by Margaret MacMillan

September 2022

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning’ by Chris Hedges

July 2022

Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media’ by Jacob Mchangama

March 2022

‘Zone One’ by Colson Whitehead

February 2022

The Intuitionist’ by Colson Whitehead

October 2021

Sag Harbor’ by Colson Whitehead

October 2021

‘The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death’ by Colson Whitehead

October 2021

Harlem Shuffle’ by Colson Whitehead

April 2021

‘Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents’ by Isabel Wilkerson

February 2021

‘One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924–1965’ by Jia Lynn Yang

February 2021

The Setting Sun’ by Osamu Dazai

December 2020

‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama

October 2020

Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy’ by Margaret Sullivan

June 2020

‘My Name is Asher Lev’ by Chaim Potok

May 2020

Deacon King Kong’ by James McBride

March 2020

‘Dominicana’ by Angie Cruz

February 2020

User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play” by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant

February 2020

The Memory Police’ by Yoko Ogawa

January 2020

‘The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories’ Edited by Jay Rubin

December 2019

Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century’ by George Packer

November 2019

‘Kudos’ by Rachel Cusk

August 2019

‘Transit’ by Rachel Cusk

July 2019

‘Outline’ by Rachel Cusk

May 2019

Future Ethics’ by Cennydd Bowles

March 2019

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style’ by Benjamin Dreyer

February 2019

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom’ by David W. Blight

September 2018

‘The Street Kids’ by Pier Paolo Pasolini

July 2018

‘A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir’ by Ian Buruma

May 2018

A Cat, A Man, and Two Women’ by Junichiro Tanizaki

May 2018

‘Articulating Design Decisions’ by Tom Greever

July 2017

Devils in Daylight’ by Junichiro Tanizaki

December 2016

In Praise of Shadows’ by Junichiro Tanizaki

July 2016

‘The Story of a New Name’ by Elena Ferrante

January 2016

‘On Such a Full Sea’ by Chang-rae Lee

January 2016

Submission’ by Michel Houellebecq

December 2015

‘My Brilliant Friend’ by Elena Ferrante

December 2015

‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

October 2015

‘The High Window’ by Raymond Chandler

July 2015

‘The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe’ by David I. Kertzer

October 2014

‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James

June 2014

‘Every Day Is for the Thief’ by Teju Cole

February 2014

‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt

January 2014

‘The Flamethrowers’ by Rachel Kushner

January 2014

‘White Girls’ by Hilton Als

November 2013

‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers

November 2013

‘Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art’ by Scott McCloud

August 2013

‘The Painted Word’ by Tom Wolfe

August 2013

‘The Hare’ by César Aira

July 2013

‘The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood’ by James Gleick

June 2013

‘Super Sad True Love Story’ by Gary Shteyngart

December 2012

‘All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror’ by Stephen Kinzer

December 2012

‘Pulphead’ by John Jeremiah Sullivan

October 2012

‘Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides

July 2012

‘On Photography’ by Susan Sontag

March 2012

‘The New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster

October 2011

‘1Q84’ by Haruki Murakami

September 2011

‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell

August 2011

‘While You’re Reading’ by Gerard Unger

July 2011

‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith

April 2011

‘The Breaks’ by Richard Price

March 2011

‘The Uses of Images’ by E.H. Gombrich

January 2011

‘Lush Life’ by Richard Price

January 2011

‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ by Junot Diaz

October 2010

‘Uncorporate Identity’ by Metahaven

January 2010

‘Hans Ulrich Obrist & Rem Koolhaas—The Conversation Series, Volume 4’ by Hans Ulrich Obrist

September 2007

‘The Reckoning’ by David Halberstam

June 2007

Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn’ by Sarah Miller

June 2006

‘My life in CIA’ by Harry Mathews

March 2006

‘The History of Money’ by Jack Weatherford

July 2005

‘Soccer in Sun and Shadow’ by Eduardo Galeano

July 2005

‘Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World’ by Jack Weatherford

March 2005

‘The Devil in the White City’ by Erik Larson

March 2005

‘Among the Thugs’ by Bill Buford

February 2005

‘Case Histories’ by Kate Atkinson

December 2004

“The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth

July 2004

‘The Leopard’ by Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

July 2003

‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini

November 2001

‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’ by Patrick Suskind

November 2001

‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ by Irving Stone

November 2000

‘A Game for the Living’ by Patricia Highsmith

November 2000

Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami

June 2000

‘Strangers on a Train’ by Patricia Highsmith

January 2000

‘No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies’ by Naomi Klein

July 1999

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle’ by Haruki Murakami

May 1999

‘A Man in Full’ by Tom Wolfe

February 1998

‘Drown’ by Junot Diaz

October 1997

‘Interface Culture’ by Steven A. Johnson

June 1995

The Sheltering Sky’ by Paul Bowles

February 1995

‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson

July 1994

‘Coltrane Chasin’ The Trane’ by J. C. Thomas

May 1994

‘Clockers’ by Richard Price

February 1994

‘Foucault’s Pendulum’ By Umberto Eco

November 1992

‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel García Márquez

November 1991

‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ by Gabriel García Márquez

June 1991

‘Miles: The Autobiography’ by Miles Davis

May 1991

‘Another Country’ by James Baldwin

October 1987

‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions’ by Thomas S. Kuhn