• Kassia St Clair, The Secret Lives of Colour (1)
  • Nikolai Leskov, The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories (2)
  • Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea (3)
  • Steven M. Cahn, From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor (4)
  • Richard Mabey, The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination (5)
  • Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (6)
  • Mohsin Hamid, Exit West (7)
  • Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (8)
  • Min Jin Lee, Pachinko (9)
  • Estelle M. Phillips and Derek S. Pugh, How to Get a PhD: A handbook for students and their supervisors (10)
  • André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name (11)
  • Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History (12)
  • Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife (13)
  • Ali Smith, Autumn (14)
  • Hilton Als, White Girls (15)
  • Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (16)
  • Tanya Luhrmann, Persuasions of the Witch's Craft: Ritual Magic in Contemporary England (17)
  • Susan Sontag, Where the Stress Falls (18)
  • Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep (19)
  • Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (20)
  • Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (21)
  • Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners (22)
  • Cheng Xiaoqing, Sherlock in Shanghai: Stories of Crime and Detection (23)
  • Remigiusz Ryziński, Foucault w Warszawie (24)
  • Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (25)
  • Helen Sword, Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (26)
  • Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman, or History of My Nerves (27)
  • Peter Finn and Petra Couvée, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book (28)
  • Alberto Cairo, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (29)
  • Wang Xiaobo, Wang in Love and Bondage: Three Novellas (30)
  • Daniel B. Smith, Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of Auditory Hallucination (31)
  • Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Storytelling with Data (32)
  • Stephen Few, Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten (33)
  • Randy Shilts, And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (34)
  • Angela Saini, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story (35)
  • Ben Barres, The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist (reading)
  • Lucy Crehan, Cleverlands. The secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers (reading)
  • David Rieff,
  • Rachel Cooper, Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science
  • Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

Available at home/KCL:

  • Know your chances : understanding health statistics
  • Janet Horowitz, Hamlet on the Holodeck
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin, We
  • Kosuke Koyama (KCL)
  • Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
  • Owen Hatherley, Militant Modernism (KCL)
  • Robin Boyd, The Australian Ugliness (KCL)
  • Leïla Slimani, Chanson douce (KCL)
  • James Gleick (KCL)
  • Michel Leiris, Manhood (KCL)
  • Elizabeth Hawes, Fashion is Spinach
  • Penguin Classics
  • Resources on books on technology
  • Jasbir K. Puar, Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (KCL)
  • Ellen Ullman, Close to the machine: Technophilia and its discontents (KCL)
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Gene
  • Susan McClary, Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality (KCL)
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
  • Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death (KCL)
  • Alice Rawsthorn, Yves Saint Laurent. A Biography
  • Sandy Black, Amy de la Haye, Joanne Entwistle, Agnes Rocamora, Regina A. Root and Helen Thomas (editors), The Handbook of Fashion Studies (half-read/queue)
  • Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness, Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism (KCL)
  • Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality: 1
  • Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Marco Catani and Stefano Sandrone, Brain Renaissance, from Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience
  • Evelyn Waugh, Scoop
  • Zadie Smith, NW
  • Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
  • Primo Levi, If This Is a Man (KCL)
  • Bruno Schulz, Sanatorium Pod Klepsydrą
  • Ernst H. Gombrich, The Story of Art
  • Giacomo Leopardi, Dialogue Between Fashion and Death

To look for:

  • Vladimir Nabokov, Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time
  • Emma Donoghue, The Wonder
  • Heather Havrilesky, How to Be a Person in the World
  • The Story of Hong Gildong
  • Charles Spence Gastrophysics. The New Science of Eating
  • Ed Young, Wabi Sabi
  • Wabi-sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
  • Eka Kurniawan, Beauty is a Wound
  • Pascal Quignard, The Hatred of Music
  • Miljenko Jergović
  • Emma Cline, The Girls
  • Ellen Pao, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change
  • Bharat Anand, The Content Trap
  • look at this list: https://ideas.ted.com/required-reading-the-books-that-students-read-in-28-countries-around-the-world/
  • Alison Matthews David, Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present
  • Heath Hogg Davis, Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?
  • David Grossman, See Under: Love
  • Joi Ito & Jeff Howe, Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future
  • Alondra Nelson, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome
  • Leonora Carrington, The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington
  • Siri Hudstvedt, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex and the Mind
  • Omar El Akkad, American War
  • Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me in the Bathroom
  • Hari Kunzru, White Tears
  • Richard Lloyd Parry, Ghosts of the Tsunami
  • Jorge Luis Borges, Fictions
  • Ellen Ullman, Life in Code
  • Weike Wang, Chemistry
  • Patty Yumi Cottrell, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace
  • Dave Levitan, Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science
  • Ami McKay, The Witches of New York
  • Emily Spivack, Worn in New York
  • Rebecca Lemov, Database of Dreams. The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity
  • Anne Anlin Cheng, The Melancholy of Race: Psychoanalysis, Assimilation, and Hidden Grief
  • https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/column/essential-reading-for-japanophiles/
  • I don't want to work in fashion but this is quite interesting http://fashionista.com/2016/01/best-fashion-books (ignore Thomas)
  • Zuzanna Ginczanka
  • Kevin Ruane, Churchill and the Bomb in War and Cold War
  • N. Chabani Manganyi, Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist: A Memoir
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky, 'Vladimir Mayakovsky' and Other Poems
  • Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats
  • Alke Gröppel-Wegener, Writing Essays by Pictures: A Workbook
  • Ferdinand Mount, English Voices
  • Ronald H. Fritze, Egyptomania. A History of Obsession, Fascination, and Fantasy
  • Han Kang, The Vegetarian
  • Octave Mirbeau, Torture Garden
  • Peter Ackroyd, Queer City. Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day
  • Franz Nicolay, The Humorless Ladies of Border Control: Touring the Punk Underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar
  • Tim Lawrence, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-83
  • SHIHAB AL-DIN AL-NUWAYRI, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition. A COMPENDIUM OF KNOWLEDGE FROM THE CLASSICAL ISLAMIC WORLD
  • Witold Gombrowicz, Kosmos
  • Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant Than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction
  • Eva Illouz, Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation
  • Philip Larkin, A Girl in Winter
  • Alexei Nikitin, Y. T.
  • Dian Hanson, Lesbians for Men
  • Anne Hollander, Sex and Suits: The Evolution of Modern Dress
  • Boualim Sansal, The German Mujahid
  • Monroe Beardsley, Aesthetics
  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline, London Bridge
  • E. M. Forster, A Passage to India
  • Herman Hesse, Siddhartha
  • Steven J. Ross, Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics
  • Katherine Hayles, Electronic Literature
  • Word and Music Studies: Essays on the Song Cycle and on Defining the Field
  • Peter Shapiro, Turn the Beat Around: The Rise and Fall of Disco
  • Magda Szabo, The Door
  • Kamel Daoud, The Meursault Investigation
  • Robert Pogue Harrison, Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition
  • Kōbō Abe, The Face of Another
  • Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (half-read)
  • Colette, The Collected Stories of Colette (half-read)
  • Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons
  • Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales
  • Michel Foucault, Madness and Civilization
dec 1 2017 ∞
dec 2 2018 +