The 49 Books I Read in 2017

I thought I’d be able to keep up with reading at least a book a week, like I had in 2016, but 2017 was full of a lot of twists and turns that kept me busy.

The books I read this year tended to be much longer as well. Here are all 49 ordered from most recently read:

  1. The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero
  2. Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by Lizzy Goodman
  3. Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson
  4. Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti
  5. Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race by Naban Ruthnum
  6. Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevigne
  7. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
  8. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
  9. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  10. Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America by Samhita Mukopadhyay
  11. Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self by Alex Tizon
  12. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
  13. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
  14. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
  15. All the Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers by Alana Massey
  16. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton
  17. The Only Pirate at the Party by Linsey Sterling
  18. The Canadaland Guide to Canada by Jesse Brown
  19. This is Where It Ends by Marieke Jijkamp
  20. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
  21. Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia by Peter Pomerantsev
  22. Careergasm: Find Your Way to Feel-Good Work by Sarah Vermunt
  23. Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together by Ardent Rose
  24. Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness by Shawn Micallef
  25. You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent
  26. Bowie by Simon Critchley
  27. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  28. The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
  29. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
  30. The Girls by Emma Cline
  31. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World by Don Tapscott
  32. The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake
  33. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
  34. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  35. So Sad Today by Melissa Broder
  36. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  37. You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice by Tom Vanderbilt
  38. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons
  39. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  40. How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell
  41. Mister Monkey by Francise Prose
  42. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Ariana Huffington
  43. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  44. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
  45. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  46. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil
  47. The Promise of Canada: 150 Years–Building a Great Country One Idea at a Time by Charlotte Gray
  48. Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty by Ben Ratliff
  49. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett

You can find what I thought of all these books on Goodreads. I’m already well on my way to reading through 2018, with a lot of books on hold at the library.

Let me know what books you’ve enjoyed in 2017! I’m always open to suggestions on what to read next.


Find Me In This Music Video!

My friend STACEY released her music video for “Trouble Is”! Back in summer, I had the pleasure of being one of the people who is having an elegant party in the background. Can you spot me?

Photos: Lisa Leblanc w/ Les Deuxluxes @ The Horseshoe 11/16/2017

I shot Lisa Leblanc and Les Deuxluxes a few weeks ago at the Horseshoe. Check out the full gallery here:

SNES Classic Mini

I loved the original Super Nintendo, so I was super excited about the SNES Classic mini. I was lucky enough to get in on a Best Buy pre-order, so I didn’t have to line-up on release date.

It comes pre-loaded with 21 games including the never-before released game Starfox 2.

It’s so small and cute. I placed it beside my Mimikyu and Sailormoon plushies for size comparison.

It fits right into the palm of my hand.

It took me a second to find where to plug controllers. A flap at the front opens up to reveal the slots. 

You can easily toggle between the 21 games and any save states. Let’s be real, to play like the old days, there will be no save stating!

I don’t care about your #raspberrypi 😜#snesclassic

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I already unlocked Starfox 2 by beating the first level of Starfox (it’s harder than I remember). Now to continue reliving the past and playing through all 21 games!


Follow me on Apple Music!

I updated my phone to iOS 11 and my iTunes to the latest version and Apple Music finally has social features. It’s a little late, but better than never. Find me at @tianafeng, where I plan to put a lot of cool playlists very soon. I want to see what you listen to too. Let’s discover music together.

Photos: Partner, NOBRO, Sportsfan, Triples @ Horseshoe

Partner finally celebrated the release of their album In Search of Lost Time. Full gallery available on Ride the Tempo!

Simpsons x Pokemon GO

Omg, I’ve been catching up on new Simpsons episodes over the weekend and I’m quite obsessed with the silliness of their Pokémon GO parody (which they call Peekimon Get). I can’t believe I didn’t know about it until now!

Check out a compilation of footage below:

Deerhoof, The Luyas, Emilie & Ogden + more

Check out my photos from Sunday at Wavelength on Ride the Tempo!

Photos: Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally, Duchess Says @ Camp Wavelength 8/19/2017

On Saturday I saw Rich Aucoin, Dilly Dally and Duchess Says at Camp Wavelength. See the full gallery on Ride the Tempo.


Partner, Big Budi Band w/ Aquakulture, The Highest Order + more @ SappyFest 8/6/2017

Last SappyFest post! Here are some of my favourite photos from Sunday. Full gallery is on Ride the Tempo.