I’m pretty terrible at reading physical books. Of the 23 books I read this year, just six (6!) are physical books. The rest are a combination of eBooks and audiobooks. That being said, I’m great at purchasing books, a fact buoyed by my book of the month club subscription. As a result, despite a recent book purge where I got rid of all of my owned books that I never plan to read, I still have six left that I need to get through! Here is that list! Let me know in the comments which books you think I should read first.

The Four

Author: Scott Galloway

Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

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I bought this book a few months ago at Trident Booksellers, and I am looking forward to reading it! I just know that it’s going to be a very deep read, and I haven’t been in the mood to dive into a subject that is going to be mentally exhausting to read about yet. I will hopefully get around to it one day!

Beautiful Country

Author: Qian Julie Wang

Release Date: September 7th, 2021

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I’m fairly certain this book has been on my shelf for the longest of all the books on this list, but I only recently re-discovered it after it suffered the fate of falling behind the bookshelf. Now that it’s back in my sights, I am going to reprioritize it. I know it got incredible reviews, and it is a book that I’ve really wanted to read, so I have to get on it.

Invisible Women

Author: Caroline Criado Pérez

Release Date: March 7th, 2019

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This is yet another book that is going to be a more difficult read, from a subject matter point of view. I want to be able to fully absorb every word. My day job is software engineering, and my night job (aka this website) has an explicit focus in feminism, so a book about the way women are erased from data and technology is the exact intersection of those two interests.

The Only Survivors

Author: Megan Miranda

Release Date: April 11th, 2023

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The Only Survivors is the most recent addition. to my bookshelf, brought to you by March Book of the Month. To be fully honest, I chose this one purely because of how pretty the book jacket is. Of course, the fact that I love a “childhood reckoning” thriller doesn’t hurt either. Still, this one will probably sit on my shelf for a bit unless I get a sudden craving for fiction, since it is in fact the only fiction book on this list!

90s Bitch

Author: Allison Yarrow

Release Date: June 19th, 2018

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I am so excited to read this book! I have often described myself as a Gen-Z connoisseur of 90s media, and I hope this book will further my knowledge in the area. After my brief foray into early 2010s feminism last year, I’m excited to delve deeper into the wave before it and get to know the people who laid the foundation. Every single person that has come before has played a part in getting us where we are today, and recognizing and celebrating that is incredibly important.

The Argonauts

Author: Maggie Nelson

Release Date: May 5th, 2015

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This memoir may be tiny but I still haven’t read it yet! I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I cannot wait to get lost in the elegant prose of Maggie Nelson. I actually didn’t realize how old this book was when I purchased it; I feel like every time I’ve heard it mentioned has been in the past year or so. Either way, I’m excited!

What books do you own that you still haven’t gotten around to reading yet?