books i’m reading




35% complete

“it may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”

– khaled hosseini

100% complete (07/01/2019)

“there must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. you don’t stay for nothing.”

– ray bradbury

100% complete (06/26/2019)

“together, they would watch everything that was so carefully planned collapse, and they would smile at the beauty of destruction.”

– markus zusak

Spring Snow: The Sea of Fertility

45% complete

“unlike dreams, reality was not so easy to manipulate.”

– yukio mishima


100% complete (03/05/2019)

“some religions, such as christianity and nazism, have killed millions out of burning hatred. capitalism has killed millions out of cold indifference coupled with greed.”

– yuval noah harari

Hard Boiled Wonderland

100% complete (02/22/2019)

“unclose your mind. you are not a prisoner. you are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.”

– haruki murakami

Go Ahead in the Rain

100% complete (02/17/2019)

“but to watch death snatch a person while scrolling through a news feed littered with pictures of dogs or posts about vacation plans seemed too surreal. it felt as if the portrait of death could arrive at any time and turn your face to it right when you’d forgotten it.”

– hanif abdurraqib

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

100% complete (02/15/2019)

“it’s as if he were sleepwalking through life, as if he had already died but not yet noticed it.”

– haruki murakami

Norwegian Wood

100% complete (02/07/2019)

“don’t feel sorry for yourself. only assholes do that.”

– haruki murakami

100% complete (02/01/2019)

"so early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise."

– malcom x

100% complete (01/31/2019)

"the universe doesn’t allow perfection.”

– stephen hawking

100% complete (01/04/2019)

"like an air control system mistaking a flock of birds for a fleet of bombers, software is unable to distinguish between its model of the world and reality – and once conditioned, neither are we."

– james bridle


100% complete (12/21/2018)

"what would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it? after all, shadows are cast by objects and people. there is the shadow of my sword. but there are also shadows of trees and living creatures."

– mikhail bulgakov

Becoming Michelle Obama

100% complete (11/26/2018)

"for me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. i see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. the journey doesn’t end."

– michelle obama


100% complete (11/20/2018)

"life might just be an absurd, even crude, chain of events and nothing more."

– haruki murakami

100% complete (08/27/2018)

"we've run out of ways to weaponize sadness, and so it becomes an actual weapon."

– hanif abdurraqib

Kafka on the Shore

100% complete (06/05/2018)

"it's hard to tell the difference between sea and sky, between voyager and sea. between reality and the workings of the heart."

– haruki murakami


100% complete (04/01/2018)

"time was a wave, almost cruel in its relentlessness."

– han kang

100% complete (03/25/2018)

"the bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings."

– douglas adams

100% complete (01/06/2018)

"owning pipelines, people, products, or even intellectual property is no longer the key to success. openness is."

– jeff jarvis


100% complete (07/04/2017)

"nolite te bastardes carborundorum. don't let the bastards grind you down."

– margaret atwood

100% complete (04/09/2017)

"good ideas are always crazy until they’re not."

– ashlee vance

100% complete (02/08/2017)

"what if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance? what if instead we celebrated how much time we had spent listening, pondering, meditating, and enjoying time with the most important people in our lives?"

– greg mckeown

100% complete (01/17/2017)

"you and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. and in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. very few, in fact. and if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choice—well, then you’re going to get fucked."

– mark manson

100% complete (01/17/2017)

"it isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. it is what you think about it."

– dale carnegie