Emily Woods

Emily Woods

Software Engineer

Amateur Ceramist

Dotfile Enthusiast


In Progress


  1. To Be Taught, If Fortunate, by Becky Chambers
  2. Modern Nature, by Derek Jarman
  3. Unmasking Autism, by Devon Price
  4. Money Men: A Hot Startup, A Billion Dollar Fraud, A Fight for the Truth, by Dan McCrum
  5. A Different Trek: Radical Geographies of Deep Space Nine, by David K. Seitz
  6. A Philosophy of Software Design, by John Ousterhout


  1. A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers
  2. Winter in Sokcho, by Elisa Shua Dusapin, translated by Aneesa Higgins
  3. The Mushroom at the End of the World, by Anna Tsing
  4. The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder
  5. Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life, by George Monbiot
  6. Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata
  7. Deep Wheel Orcadia, by Harry Josephine Giles
  8. How to Kill Your Family, by Bella Mackie [bookclub]
  9. The Electricity of Every Living Thing, by Katherine May
  10. Record of a Spaceborn Few, by Becky Chambers
  11. The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  12. Polysecure, by Jessica Fern [bookclub]
  13. My Life in Sea Creatures, by Sabrina Imbler
  14. Take Me to the Lakes - Bicycle Edition, by The Gentle Temper
  15. Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo
  16. Seven Steeples, by Sara Baume
  17. Crying in H Mart, by Michelle Zauner
  18. Cybernetic Revolutionaries, by Eden Medina
  19. The Complete Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino
  20. Home Body, by Rupi Kaur
  21. Time is a Mother, by Ocean Vuong
  22. Tell Me I'm Worthless, by Alison Rumfitt
  23. Domain Modeling Made Functional, by Scott Wlaschin


  1. Breasts and Eggs, by Mieko Kawakami
  2. Mehr ist Mehr, by Inna Barinberg
  3. The Twenty Days of Turin, by Giorgio De Maria
  4. Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown
  5. Van Girls. Starke Frauen und ihr ungebundenes Leben im Campervan, by Mandy Raasch
  6. Da wird sich nie was ändern!, by Ulla Loge
  7. Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado
  8. The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age, by Stanisław Lem
  9. Polysecure, by Jessica Fern
  10. Solaris, by Stanisław Lem
  11. Our Wives Under the Sea, by Julia Armfield
  12. The Years of Rice and Salt, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  13. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers
  14. Staff Engineer: Leadership beyond the management track, by Will Larson
  15. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  16. Entangled Life, by Merlin Sheldrake
  17. Distributed Services with Go, by Travis Jeffery
  18. Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler
  19. The Táin, translated by Thomas Kinsella
  20. The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur
  21. Attrib. and other stories, by Eley Williams


  1. The Word for World is Forest, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  2. Clojure for the Brave and True, by Daniel Higginbotham
  3. Handiwork, by Sara Baume
  4. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong
  5. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou
  6. Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson
  7. Thirty-Two Words for Field: Lost Words of the Irish Landscape, by Manchán Magan
  8. In the Dream House, by Carmen Maria Machado
  9. Darryl, by Jackie Ess
  10. Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters
  11. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir, by Samra Habib
  12. [incomplete] The Little Typer, by Daniel P. Friedman and David Thrane Christiansen
  13. Testo Junkie, by Paul B. Preciado
  14. To Mock a Mockingbird, by Raymond Smullyan
  15. Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde


  1. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus, by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
  2. Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization, by Alexander R. Galloway
  3. Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer
  4. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson
  5. Sun and Steel, by Yukio Mishima
  6. The Mathematical Theory of Communication, by Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver
  7. Inferno: A Memoir: Catherine Cho
  8. Dear Data, by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec
  9. Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias, by Pragya Agarwal
  10. Don't Touch My Hair, by Emma Dabiri
  11. Superior: The Return of Race Science, by Angela Saini
  12. The Plague, by Albert Camus
  13. A Ghost in the Throat, by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
  14. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, by Audre Lorde
  15. UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R Hein, Ben Whaley, Dan MacKin
  16. [incomplete] Writing an Interpreter in Go, by Thorsten Ball
  17. The Human Use of Human Beings, by Norbert Wiener


  1. Living With Plants: A Guide To Indoor Gardening, by Sophie Lee
  2. The Waves, by Virginia Woolf
  3. Where Wizards Stay Up Late, by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon
  4. Mr. Palomar, by Italo Calvino
  5. Lonesome Traveler, by Jack Kerouac
  6. Computer Science Distilled, by Wladston Ferreira Filho
  7. Built, by Roma Agrawal
  8. How to Travel with a Salmon and Other Essays, by Umberto Eco
  9. A Prehistory of the Cloud, by Tung-Hui Hu
  10. My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness, by Nagata Kabi
  11. Numbers in the Dark, by Italo Calvino
  12. Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age, by Michael Hiltzik
  13. Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, by Steven Johnson
  14. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  15. Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine, by Hannah Fry
  16. Transgender Warriors, by Leslie Feinberg
  17. Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems, by Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, and Niall Richard Murphy
  18. Programming Rust, by Jim Blandy and Jason Orendorff
  19. [incomplete] The Nature of Code, by Daniel Shiffman


  1. Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach, by James Kurose and Keith Ross
  2. Interzone, by William Burroughs
  3. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories, by H.P. Lovecraft
  4. Understanding Computation, by Tom Stuart
  5. The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut
  6. Linux Kernel Development, by Robert Love
  7. The Diving Pool, by Yoko Ogawa
  8. The Complete Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino
  9. Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse
  10. Under the Jaguar Sun, by Italo Calvino
  11. The Vegetarian, by Han Kang
  12. Designing Data Intensive Applications, by Martin Kleppmann
  13. My Inventions, by Nikola Tesla