my (recent) bookshelf

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june 2024

beyond god the father | mary daly

may 2024

* i and thou | martin buber

grounding for the metaphysics of morals | immanuel kant

april 2024

* fear and trembling | søren kierkegaard (revisit!)

* the fire next time | james baldwin

the nature of things | lucretius

* the essence of christianity | ludwig feuerbach

march 2024

* the periodic table | primo levi

* family life | akhil sharma

devotions | mary oliver

on law, morality and politics | thomas aquinas

february 2024

* a man's place | annie erneaux

* facing unpleasant facts | george orwell

the republic | plato

tell me how it ends: an essay in forty questions | valeria luiselli

lost children archive | valeria luiselli

confessions | st. augustine

* a room of one's own | virginia woolf

eight chapters | maimonides

guide for the perplexed | maimonides

january 2024

the hive and the honey | paul yoon

euthyphro | plato

december 2023

the creative act: a way of being | rick rubin

* poems 1962-2012 | louise glück

november 2023

* night sky with exit wounds | ocean vuong

august 2023

* the death and life of great american cities | jane jacobs

slouching towards bethlehem | joan didion

i am writing to you from afar | moyna pam dick

july 2023

human, all too human | friedrich nietzsche

fahrenheit 451 | ray bradbury

slaughterhouse five | kurt vonnegut

* the bell jar | sylvia plath

diary of an oxygen thief | anonymous

june 2023

* the collected stories | grace paley

* make something wonderful | steve jobs

the communist manifesto | karl marx, friedrich engels

crying in h mart | michelle zauner

my struggle | karl ove kanusgaard

klara and the sun | kazuo ishiguro

old favorites

in the time of the butterflies | julia alvarez

all quiet on the western front | erich maria remarque

the grapes of wrath | john steinbeck

the importance of being earnest | oscar wilde

the book thief | markus zusak

educated | tara westover

the second sex | simone de beauvoir

time is a mother | ocean vuong

the brothers karamazov | fyodor dostoevsky

the gay science | friedrich nietzsche