On Rotation: 2018

Every year, I set a goal for myself of reading 40-45 books. I’ve succeeded for the past three years and have read some really amazing novels, illuminating nonfiction, and great works of literature. This year, I want to focus my reading in two areas: books about development and economics, and books by female authors. Every month, I’ll be posting a review from each of these categories (or at least, linking to the book on Goodreads … ) – let me know if you have any recommendations!

January:
How Rich Countries Got Rich … and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor, by Erik Reinert
The Power, by Naomi Alderman

February
– I flaked really badly here and in March
 I Want to Show You More, by Jamie Quatro

March
– n o p e
Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

April
Dead Aid, by Dambisa Moyo
The Grip of It, by Jac Jemc (and also Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel)

May
The Bottom Billion, by Paul Collier
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson

June
– Globalization and Its Discontents, by Joseph Stiglitz
– Fever Dream, by Samantha Schweblin

July
– The White Man’s Burden, by William Easterly
– Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward

August
– Pathologies of Power, by Paul Farmer
– H is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald

September
– Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty
– Thieves in the Afterlife, by Kendra Decolo

October
– A World of Three Zeros, by Muhammad Yunus
– What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah

November
– Common Wealth, by Jeffrey Sachs
– A Book of American Martyrs
, by Joyce Carol Oates

December
– Poor Economics, by Abhijit Banerjee
– Little Fires Everywhere
, by Celeste Ng