Library

A copy of Rohan Alexander’s bookshelf. Below is a non-exhaustive list of books I’ve read or am currently reading. Also includes audiobooks and podcasts to which I am currently listening.

“Where to shove a book, it’s not a little thing. You’re telling the world what to value, who to value.” - Penny, The Magicians (Season 4, Episode 7: The Side Effect)

Currently Reading

  * The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
  * The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  * Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan by Richard McElreath
  * A First Course in Bayesian Statistical Methods by Peter D. Hoff
  * The Murderbot Diaries: Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
  * Paying the Land by Joe Sacco
  * Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble
  * The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers and History-making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime by Alexander C. Irvine, Tomm Coker, & C. P. Smith

Currently Listening
 Audiobooks
 
  * A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  * The Stormlight Archive: Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
 Podcasts

  * Dungeons & Daddies
  * Not Another D&D Podcast
  * Burn It All Down
  * Hello From The Magic Tavern
  * The Flop House
  * My Brother, My Brother, and Me
  * Learning Bayesian Statistics
  * Homecoming
  * Hot Takedown
  * Effectively Wild

Books I've Read At One Point or Another
 Fiction

  * Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King
  * Holes by Louis Sachar
  * Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  * Timbuktu by Paul Auster
  * Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  * The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  * To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  * The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  * The Complete Short Stories: Volume One by Roald Dahl
  * Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
  * Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  * Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
  * Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  * Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
  * A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  * The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  * JPod by Douglas Coupland
  * The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  * Blindness by Jose Saramago
  * The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  * The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  * The Wars by Timothy Findley
  * Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  * The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
  * The Natural by Bernard Malamud
  * Magic Time by W.P. Kinsella
  * Completely Unexpected Tales by Roald Dahl

 Fantasy

  * The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  * The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  * Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  * Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  * Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  * The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  * Neverwhere by Nail Gaiman
  * Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
  * The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster; illustrated by Jules Feiffer
  * The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  * The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
  * Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  * The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  * The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
  * Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski
  * The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
  * Redwall series by Brain Jacques
  * Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  * The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
  * The Dark Tower I by Stephen King
  * Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  * Mistborn: The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  * Mistborn: The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  * The Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  * The Stormlight Archive: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
  * Shades of Magic: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  * The Kingkiller Chronicles: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  * The Kingkiller Chronicles: The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
 Sci-Fi

  * Dune Series by Frank Herbert
  * Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  * Skyward by Brandon Sanderson (YA)
  * Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (YA)
  * Foe by Iain Reid
  * Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  * Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  * The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  * Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  * Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  * The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy in Five Books by Douglas Adams
  * The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
  * Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  * The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  * A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  * The Martian by Andy Weir
  * The Murderbot Diaries: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  * The Murderbot Diaries: Artificial Condition
  * The Institute by Stephen King
  * 1984 by George Orwell
  * Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  * Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
  * Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
 Graphic Novels & Comics

  * Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  * Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma, and Valentine De Landro
  * Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
  * Essex County by Jeff Lemire
  * Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen
  * Watchmen by Alan Moore; illustrated and lettered by Dave Gibbons; and coloured by John Higgins
  * Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  * Mouse Guard by David Petersen
  * Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  * I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura
  * March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin; art by Nate Powell
  * The Case of the Missing Men (Hobtown Mystery #1) by Kris Bertin; illustrated by Alexander Forbes
  * Locke & Key by Joe Hill; illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
  * The Arrival by Shaun Tan;
  * Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn; illustrator Cliff Chiang; colorist Matthew Wilson; lettering Jared K. Fletcher
  * The Woods by James Tynion IV; artist Michael Dialynas
  * The Fixer by Joe Sacco
 Children's
  
  * Le Chandail de Hockey (The Hockey Sweater) by Roch Carrier
  * The Magic Hockey Skates by Allen Morgan; illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  * Matthew and the Midnight Tow Truck by Allen Morgan; illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  * Matthew and the Midnight Turkeys by Allen Morgan; illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  * Matthew and the Midnight Money Van by Allen Morgan; illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  * Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  * The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch; illsutrated by Michael Martchenko
  * 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch; illsutrated by Michael Martchenko
  * Thomas' Snowsuit by Robert Munsch; illsutrated by Michael Martchenko
  * I have to Go! by Robert Munsch; illsutrated by Michael Martchenko
  * Mortimer by Robert Munsch; illsutrated by Michael Martchenko
  * The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka; illustrated by Lane Smith
 Non-Fiction

  * Alone Against the North: An Expedition into the Unknown by Adam Shoalts
  * Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  * Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  * What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  * The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farley Mowat
  * Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  * Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
  * Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Data, Algorithms, and Media

  * Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
  * Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need by  Sasha Costanza-Chock
  * Automating Inequality by Virginia Eubanks
  * A Geology of Media by Jussi Parikka
 Data/Info Viz

  * Design for Information by Isabel Meirelles
  * Information is Beautiful by David McCandless
  * The Best American Infographics 2014 By Gareth Cook, Nate Silver, Wendy MacNaughton, et al.
 Baseball

  * Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
  * The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking by Russell A. Carleton and Jeff Passan
  * The MVP Machine: How Baseball's New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik
  * Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball by Keith Law
  * The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports by Jeff Passan
  * Future Value: The Battle for Baseball's Soul and How Teams Will Find the Next Superstar by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel