Here is a list of books that I have read (from beginning to end) since the beginning of 2018—mostly for leisure but some for research. It functions as a convenient, digital record.


  • Timeline: a Visual History of Our World by Peter Goes


  • The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution with a foreword by Stephen Fry
  • 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  • Never Use Futura by Douglas Thomas
  • Podcasting: The Audio Media Revolution by Martin Spinelli and Lance Dann
  • Digital Media Ecologies: Entanglements of Content, Code and Hardware by Sy Taffel
  • Laws of Media: The New Science by Marshall and Eric McLuhan
  • The Medium Is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
  • Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell
  • The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton


  • Insanely Simple by Ken Segall
  • Crossing the Postmodern Divide by Albert Borgmann
  • Media Ecology: an Approach to Understanding the Human Condition by Lance Strate
  • Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong
  • Understanding Media: the Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan
  • Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
  • Counterblast by Marshall McLuhan
  • Mapping Media Ecology: Introduction to the Field by Dennis D. Cali
  • Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English by Rebecca Gowers
  • The Medium and the Message: Collected Speeches by Marshall McLuhan by Marshall McLuhan
  • Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


  • Steve Jobs: An Infographic Portrait by Kevin Lynch
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • Aqua and Bondi by Stephen Hackett
  • Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
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