Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Aug 2005, 13:35 p.m.

Recommended Books

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

An acquaintance asked for book recommendations. I thought of a few. I'll share them here:

  • "The Twinkie Squad" by Gordon Korman
  • "The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
  • "The Bug" by Ellen Ullman
  • "Crescent" by Diana Abu-Jaber
  • "Stories of Your Life and Others" by Ted Chiang
  • "21 Dog Years" by Mike Daisey
  • "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" by Sarah Vowell
  • "America: The Book" by The Daily Show
  • "Afterglow: A Last Conversation With Pauline Kael" by Francis Davis
  • "The Innocents Abroad: Or, The New Pilgrims Progress" by Mark Twain
  • "First Test" (Protector Of The Small Vol. 1) by Tamora Pierce