Reading Log

Posted: Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Last updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2020

I’m trying to read more often. Like, a lot more often. I just don’t read. I have an immense, ever-growing list of books I’ve seen referenced in various places online that I want to read and digest. Most of it is leftist reading for my own learning purposes, but there’s a few bits of fiction I want to get through too. I don’t actually mind reading, it’s quite enjoyable actually, I just have trouble finding the motivation to do it.


  1. Finished
  2. Reading
  3. Plan To Read
  4. Dropped


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Title Author Year
The Communist Manifesto MARX, K; ENGELS, F. 1848


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Title Author Year
Marxism and Transgender Liberation: Confronting Transphobia in the British Left Red Fightback 2020
Trainspotting WELSH, I. 1993
Why We Can’t Wait KING, Jr., M. L. 1964

Plan to read

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Title Author Year
Racism Without Racists BONILLA-SILVA, E. 2010
Pagan Britain HUTTON, R. 2015
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? DICK, P. K. 1968
Ghost Dancers: The Miners' Last Generation - Stardust and Coaldust - A Coalminers Mahabharata DOUGLASS, D. J. 2010
Strike, Not the End of the Story: Reflections on the Major Coal Mining Strikes in Britain DOUGLASS, D. J. 2005
Tracksuits, Traumas and Class Traitors HUNTER, D. 2020
The Shining KING, S. 1977
Probability: A Very Short Introduction HAIGH, J. 2012
Capital Volume 1 MARX, K. 1867
The Condition of the Working Class in England ENGELS, F. 1845
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 FIGES, O. 2014
Notes on Nationalism ORWELL, G 1945
Tokyo Vice ADELSTEIN, J. 2010
Fight Club PALAHNIUK, C. 1996
American Psycho ELLIS, B. E. 1991
Are Prisons Obsolete? DAVIS, A. Y. 2003
What is to be Done? LENIN, V. I. 1902
A Critique of Soviet Economics TSE-TUNG, M. 1977
Another View of Stalin MARTENS, L. 2010
Blackshirts and Reds PARENTI, M. 1997
How to be an Antiracist KENDI, I. X. 2019
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America KENDI, I. X. 2016
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism KLEIN, N. 2007
Class Struggles in the USSR (1st Period: 1917-1923) BETTELHEIM, C. 1976
Class Struggles in the USSR (2nd Period: 1923-1930) BETTELHEIM, C. 1978
Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice GALULA, D. 1967
Dialectical and Historial Materialism STALIN, J. V. 1975
Drag King Dreams FEINBERG, L. 2006
A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom ABT, F. 2014
Fraud, Famine, and Fascism: The Ukrainian Genocide Myth from Hitler to Harvard TOTTLE, D. 1987
The Green Book AL-QADDAFI, M. 1976
Guerilla Warfare GUEVARA, E. 1961
Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism LENIN, V. I. 1999
Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media PARENTI, M. 1986
In Search of Soviet Gold LITTLEPAGE, J. D. 1938
Khrushchev Lied FURR, G. C. 2011
Landmarks in the Life of Stalin YAROSLAVSKY, Y. 1940
Lenin and Stalin: The Great Organizers of the Soviet State VYSHINSKY, A. Y. 1949
Stone Butch Blues FEINBERG, L. 2004
Homosexuality and Liberation: Elements of a Gay Critique MIELI, M. 1980
Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla MARIGHELLA, C. 1969
On Guerilla Warfare TSE-TUNG, M. 1989
On the History of the Bolshevik Organisations in Transcaucasia BERIA, L. 1935
Origins of the Great Purges: The Soviet Communist Party Reconsidered, 1933-1938 GETTY, J. A. 1985
On the British Road to Socialism POLLITT, H; STALIN, J. V. 1950
Rainbow Solidarity: In Defense of Cuba FEINBERG, L. 2009
Rise and Fall of Communism in Turkey (1917-1980) AYAN, A. 2019
Selected Works KAYPAKKAYA, I. 2014
Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat SAKAI, J. 1989
SPK - Turn Illness into a Weapon Socialist Patients' Collective 1993
Stalin: A Political Biography DEUTSCHER, I. 1960
Stalin, Man of History GREY, I. 1979
Patriots, Traitors and Empires: The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom GOWANS, S. 2018
The Great Conspiracy: The Secret War Against Soviet Russia SAYERS, M. 1946
The Military Art of People’s War GIAP, V. N. 1970
The Soviet-German War 1941-1945: Myths and Realities: A Survey Essay GLANTS, D. M. 2001
Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman FEINBERG, L. 1996
The State and Revolution LENIN, V. I. 1917
Wage Labour and Capital MARX, K; ENGELS, F. 1847
The Alchemist COELHO, P. 1993


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I remember buying this one when I was 13 years old. I was a Marilyn Manson stan, ran a black + white horror/gore blog on Tumblr, sought out snuff films online, and other ridiculous, incredibly unhealthy bullshit… and that’s excluding the mental and physical health issues I was dealing with at the time. Not a great time in my life, I must say. To this day I haven’t got past the introduction of this book and I have absolutely no desire to continue reading it. Consider the ‘dropped’ section its graveyard.


Title Author Year
The Satanic Bible LAVEY, A. S. 1969