What's on my reading list?

(Updated 8.30.18)

Reading is something I'm trying to do more of to increase my intelligence, de-stress/entertain myself, and general self-help/improvement. I'm trying to read more books [as one of my #30goalsbefore30 is to read a book a month for the next 30 months], but open to articles and blogs as well. Sometimes it's hard to make time to read for leisure when most of my work is reading (in the past year I've read over 300,000 pages in case files), and there's no real pressure [aka reading in law school to not look dumb when on-call.] Publishing a goal and reviewing each book I read helps make me more accountable, and I hope to have a record of what I've added to my literary repertoire.

Here's what I've read since starting my goals December 2017:
  1. Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari
  2. The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
  3. Option B - Sheryl Sandberg 
  4. What I Talk About When I talk About Running - Haruki Murakami 
Currently, I'm reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. 

as of 8.30.18

5. Never Let me Go
6. Origin
7. National Security Frat Party
8. The World Still Looks to California
9. Milk & Honey - Rupi Kaur
10. Men Without Women - Haruki Murakami

On my to read list is: 
  • Origin - Dan Brown
  • The Queen of the Night - Alexander Chee
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, 
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, 
  • Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
  • Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong
  • Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, 
  • Convenience Store Woman, and 
  • Nicole Chung’s new memoir.
  • The Winning Brief - Bryan Garner
  • Making Your Case, the Art of Persuading Judges - Scalia & Garner
  • National Security Frat Party - Nida Siddiqui (I'm sorry I've been so slow to read this!) 
  • The World Still Looks to California: The CalECPA as a Model Step for Privacy Reform in the Digital Age - Abby Wolf
  • Myy Truths - My Tien Doan 
  • Crime Control as Industry - Nils Christie 
  • Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling - Foucault 
  • The Secret Boss of California - Arthur Samish
A lot of my "to read" list is related to work, and most are recommendations from friends or colleagues. I'm also trying to save money for other goals (i.e. travel), so trying to borrow from my library's e-drive onto my Kindle whenever possible or borrow a paper copy. I'd appreciate any recommendations on reading material that is interesting and accessible! 


  1. I only cried five times reading Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.
    The movie is also awesome!

    1. Just finished the book Robbie B! http://www.stevong.com/2018/04/never-let-me-go-book-review.html I'm interested in the movie too, just wish I didn't see the trailer before finishing the book (curiosity killed this cat).


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