Recommended Reads 📚

Posted on Jan 14, 2022

The way these reads made it onto the list is whether or not I gave them a rating of 5 out of 5 when I entered them into the Excel sheet I use to track the things I’ve read. Totally, arbitrary but representative of being impressed with them at the time of reading. Unfortunately, I didn’t assign books ratings until 2018 and though I read many great books in the years before then, consider this a 2018 and forward list.

  • Minitel: Welcome to the Internet by Julien Mailland & Kevin Driscoll
  • Post-Growth Living For an Alternative Hedonism by Kate Soper
  • The Long Way to A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Circle of the Snake by Grafton Tanner
  • How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism by Cory Doctorow
  • Blockchain Chicken FarAild-Built
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
  • Is AI Good for the Planet? by Benedetta Brevini

Great Reads From Years Past

  • Capital is Dead: Is This Something Worse? by Mckenzie Wark
  • Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chuthulucene by Donna Haraway
  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  • The Xenofeminist Manifesto by Laboria Cuboniks
  • New Money How Payment Became Social Media by Lana Swartz
  • Locke and Key Volume 6: Alpha and Omega by Joe Hill
  • The Witcher Omnibus by Paul Tobin
  • Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir
  • Harrow the Ninth Tamsyn Muir
  • Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World by Meredith Broussard
  • Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave and the Commodification of Ghosts by Grafton Tanner
  • Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
  • Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang
  • Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era by David Parsons
  • Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber
  • Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach us about Digital Technology by Lizzie O’Shea
  • How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  • Internet Daemons: Digital Communications Possessed by Fenwick McKelvey
  • Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Mar Hicks
  • Swastika Night by Katharine Burdekin
  • The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Tsing

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, 1)
by Becky Chambers

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism
by Cory Doctorow

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