This page features a selection of the books that I have read since I started keeping track of my reading in 2011. I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy, which I still enjoy immensely. Over time I branched out into the realms of literary fiction as well as non-fiction. I try to read as widely as possible, which means I do have an ever increasing pile of to-read books near my bedside.

Currently Reading

  • Public Record – Edward Snowden

2016-2019

  • Over Geweld – Hannah Arendt
  • Witte Onschuld: Paradoxen van kolonialisme en ras – Gloria Wekker
  • On the Road – Jack Kerouac
  • The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality – Eliezer Yudkowsky
    • This has been on my to-read list ever since it came out and I read the first ten chapters, but I wanted to wait until it was finished so I could take it all in at my own pace.
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master – Andrew Hunt & David Thomas
  • Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  • Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keynes
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • The Martian – Andy Weir
  • Logicomix – Apostolos Doxiadis
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King
    • Combination master class and memoir with the grip of a page-turner.

2011-2015

  • 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  • Maus – Art Spiegelman
    • An amazing graphic novel telling a personal story from World War II.
  • Psyche / Fidessa – Louis Couperus
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus – Mary Shelley
  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
    • Originally read some time in primary school and it stuck with me for a long time. It held up re-reading it so many years later.
  • Eilande – Dan Sleigh (afr)
  • Filter Bubble – Eli Pariser
  • Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman