Derek's TBR Public

Created by Derek Caelin

A curated list of books Derek wants to read!

  1. A Memory Called Empire by 

    5 stars

    Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous …

  2. The Future is Degrowth by , ,

    No rating

    Economic growth isn’t working, and it cannot be made to work. Offering a counter-history of how economic growth emerged in …

  3. Children of Time by 

    5 stars

    The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home. Following their ancestor's …

  4. Pleasure Activism by 

    No rating

    How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make …

  5. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by 

    No rating

    The Death and Life of Great American Cities is a 1961 book by writer and activist Jane Jacobs. The book …

  6. How to Do Nothing by 

    3 stars

    In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by …

  7. Against Nature by 

    No rating

    Why have human beings, in many different cultures and epochs, looked to nature as a source of norms for human …

  8. How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century by ,

    No rating

    What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?

    Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, …

  9. The Book by 

    3 stars


  10. Far from the Light of Heaven by 

    No rating

    The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having traveled light-years to bring one thousand sleeping souls to a …

  11. Otherlands by 

    No rating

    What would it be like to experience the ancient landscapes of the past as we experience the reality of nature …

  12. Fabric of Civilization by 

    No rating

    The story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was …

  13. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by 

    No rating

    Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism is a book by Benedict Anderson about the development of …

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