2018 Reading List


Here’s what I’ve been reading this year along with a list of plays I’ve watched. You can find previous years’ lists here.


  1. Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors by Sarah Stodola
  2. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  3. Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
  4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  5. The Impending Crisis: America Before the Civil War 1848-1861 by David M. Potter
  6. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
  7. American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor
  8. Dead Cold by Louise Penny
  9. Kindred by Octavia Butler
  10. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  11. Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities by Paul Cartledge
  12. Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge
  13. Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
  14. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiesen
  15. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
  16. The Best American Short Stories 2017 edited by Meg Wolitzer
  17. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin
  18. A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab
  19. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  20. Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787 by Catherine Drinker Bowen
  21. Mind of my Mind by Octavia Butler
  22. Clay’s Ark by Octavia Butler
  23. Patternmaster by Octavia Butler
  24. Johannes Cabel: The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard
  25. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
  26. The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
  27. The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
  28. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
  29. An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
  30. Fledgling by Octavia Butler


  1. “Master Harold” … and the Boys by Athol Fugar (Philip Akin, Segal Center) *
  2. La mort d’un commis voyageur by Arthur Miller (Serge Denoncourt, Theatre du rideau vert) *
  3. 2H14 by Dorothée Gravel (Troupe de théâtre du Collège Saint-Hilaire)
  4. Le Tigre blue de l’Euphrate by Laurent Gaudé (Denis Marleau, Théâtre de Quat’sous) *
  5. Golda’s Balcony by William Gibson (Segal Centre) *
  6. Les Belles Soeurs by René Richard Cyr, based on the play by Michel Trembley (Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, Trois-Rivieres)
  7. Huff by Cliff Cardinal (Théâtre La Licorne) *
  8. A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath (Caitlin Murphy, Segal Centre) *