Books I’ve read over the past few years and my starred rating for each:


2021

Once Upon A Time I Lived On Mars: Space, Exploration, and Life on Earth
Kate Greene
★★★★☆

Killing Rage
Eamon Collins
★★★★☆

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge
★★★★☆

This Isn’t Happening: Radiohead’s Kid A and the Beginning of the 21st Century
Steven Hyden
★☆☆☆☆

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
Katie Mack
★★★★☆

The Mercies
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
★★★★★

What He Did In Solitary
Amit Majmudar
★★★★☆

How Are We Going to Explain This? Our Future on a Hot Earth
Jelmer Mommers
★★★☆☆

The Memory Monster
Yishai Sarid
★★★★☆

Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
★★★★☆

Man’s Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
★★★★☆

A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
Seth Klein
★★★★★

Notes From An Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back
Mark O’Connell
★★★★☆

2020

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
★★★★★

No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism
Chris Niebauer
★☆☆☆☆

China Dream
Ma Jian
★★★★☆

Poisoning the Pacific: The U.S. Military’s Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange
Jon Mitchell
★★★★☆

Humankind: A Hopeful History
Rutger Bregman
★★★★★

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society
Ronald J. Deibert
★★★★★

Missing in the Village: The Story of Serial Killer Bruce McArthur, the Search for Justice, and the System That Failed Toronto’s Queer Community
Justin Ling
★★★★★

Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
Talia Lavin
★★☆☆☆

Stories of Your Life and Others
Ted Chiang
★★★★☆

Last Night in Nuuk
Niviaq Korneliussen
★★★☆☆

The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel
★★★★★

The Only Good Indians
Stephen Graham Jones
★★★★★

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nahesi Coates
★★★★★

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming
Eric Holthaus
★★☆☆☆

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State
Barton Gellman
★★★☆☆

The Tradition
Jericho Brown
★★★★☆

Buddhism for Beginners:
Learn the Way of the Buddha & Take Your First Steps on the Noble Path

Luna Sidana
★★★★☆

Silk Road
Eileen Ormsby
★★★☆☆

Blitzed: Drugs In Nazi Germany
Norman Ohler
★★★★☆

Advice for Taxidermists & Amateur Beekeepers
Erin Emily Ann Vance
★★★★☆

Greenwood
Michael Christie
★★★★★

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Jaron Lanier
★★★☆☆

Consider This:
Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different
Chuck Palahniuk
★★★★☆

Infinite Detail
Tim Maughan
★★★★☆

The Memory Police
Yōko Ogawa
★★★★★

2019

The Need
Helen Phillips
★★☆☆☆

Mindf*ck:
Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

Christopher Wylie
★★★★★

The Mosquito:
A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

Timothy C. Winegard
★★★★☆

It’s What I Do:
A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

Lynsey Addario
★★★★☆

Catch & Kill:
Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Ronan Farrow
★★★★★

Permanent Record
Edward Snowden
★★★★★

The Testaments
Margaret Atwood
★★☆☆☆

Exhalations: Stories
Ted Chiang
★★★★☆

Inside Black Mirror
Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Jason Arnopp
★★★☆☆

Checkpoint
Nicholson Baker
★☆☆☆☆

The Parade
Dave Eggers
★★☆☆☆

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism:
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Shoshana Zuboff
★★★★☆

Falter:
Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Bill McKibben
★★★☆☆

Radicalized
Cory Doctorow
★★★★☆

Team Human
Douglas Rushkoff
★★★☆☆

A People’s Future of the United States
OneWorldLit
★★★☆☆

Homo Deus:
A History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari
★★★☆☆

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
Jon Ronson
★★★★★

Hard Work Cheering Up Sad Machines
Jason Heroux
★★☆☆☆

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark:
One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara
★★★★☆

2018

Moon of the Crusted Snow
Waubgeshig Rice
★★★☆☆

Who We Are:
Reflections on My Life and Canada

Elizabeth May
★★★☆☆

Split Tooth
Tanya Tagaq
★★★★★

Foe
Iain Reid
★★★★☆

The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood
★★★★★

I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Iain Reid
★★★★★

Animal Farm
George Orwell
★★★★★

Reporter: A Memoir
Seymour Hersh
★★★★☆

The Hellfire Club
Jake Tapper
★★☆☆☆

Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
★★★☆☆

American War
Omar El Akkad
★★★☆☆

Notes From Underground
Fyodor Dostoevsky
★☆☆☆☆

The Stranger in the Woods:
The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Michael Finkel
★★★★☆

Death With Interruptions
José Saramago
★★★★☆

Mapping The Interior
Stephen Graham Jones
★★★★★

The Doll’s Alphabet
Camilla Grudova
★★★★★

Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich
★★☆☆☆

Player One:
What Is to Become of Us
Douglas Coupland
★★★☆☆

Player Piano
Kurt Vonnegut
★★★☆☆