2019 Reading List

January 03, 2019

I’m not especially optimistic that starting a year with a list is the best approach, but I’m giving it a shot! The sheer number of books is also a bit daunting, and I’d be happy to make it through half the list 😄.

This year, I’m particularly interested in being more critical of what I read and keeping better notes, i.e., maintain what I read rather than just read more. I also thought about themeing the year out (e.g., architecture and urbanism, anarchism and economics), but decided I’d rather have a broad pool of options to choose from.

To read in 2019

Fiction (6)


Politics (7)

Interest (13)

Self (4)

Career (6)


This is only partially formed / formatted, but these were some books I’ve been thinking about for a while. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up reading a couple from this list anyway.

Not to read in 2019





  • [The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire]
  • Plath
  • The Gift Paperback by Hafiz
  • Rumi
  • Paul reccs?

Byrne Hollander

Written by Byrne Hollander who lives and works in New York City.