- Mother Night – ★★★★ – Fictional history novel about a Nazi propagandist reflecting on his life in traditional Vonnegut style.
- The Design of Everyday Things – ★★☆☆ – Textbook-like coverage of design and the philosophy behind it. Made me much more aware of the shortcomings of doors and faucets around the world.
- Dungeon Hacks – ★★★☆ – A history of the roguelike video game genre and how the hacker community helped it evolve.
- The Little Prince – ★★★★ – A quick novella that explores adult life, relationships, and human nature, while deeply appealing to your inner child.
- The City & the City – ★★★☆ – A neo-noir murder mystery that explores the idea of systematically enforced ignorance of neighboring societies.
- The Alchemist – ★★☆☆ – A moralistic ‘finding yourself’ adventure that gets a little too preachy toward the end.
- Modern Romance – ★★★☆ – Compares courtship today to that of the past 100 years, with funny asides and relatable anecdotes.