Future-ish Book Club

Our readers asked for it and we delivered...Welcome to the Future-ish Book Club!

Each month, we select a book from the world of science, design, and/or culture for our book club followers to read and invite them, and you, to discuss the book virtually on our site.

Have a book suggestion? Send us an email at studiof/at/future-ish/dot/com.


2017 Booklist
Jan | Hidden Figures | Shetterly
Feb | PhotoViz | Felton
Mar | SugarDetoxMe | Oakes
Apr | The Hidden Life of Trees | Wohlleben
May | Data and Goliath | Schneier

2016 Booklist
Jan | Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art Science | Meisel
Feb | Of Beards and Men | Oldstone-Moore
Mar | Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind | Harari
Apr | By the People: Designing a Better America | Smith
May | The Physics of Life | Bejan
Jun | Hillbilly Elegy | Vance
Jul | Angela Merkel | Qvortrup
Aug | Scraps | Brown & McQuaid
Sep | The Hidden Life of Trees | Wohlleben
Oct | People Knitting | Levine
Nov | Cities that Think Like Planets | Alberti
Dec | The Natives are Restless | Hale

2015 Booklist
Jan | Physics for Rock Stars | McKinley
Feb | Voices of Wisdom | Harden
Mar | Our Final Invention | Barrat
Apr | Knowledge is Beautiful |McCandless
May | Galaxy | Geach
Jun | Fashion China | Williams
Jul | Whaikōrero | Rewi
Aug | Young Architects 16: Overlay | ALNY
Sep | Applied Minds | Madhavan
Oct | The Food Lab | López-Alt
Nov | History of the World in 100 Modern Objects | Hornak
Dec | The Great Lady Decorators | Lewis

2014 Booklist
Jan | Uncharted Erez Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel
Feb | Writing Science in Plain English | Anne E. Greene
Mar | Fashioning Apollo | Nicholas de Monchaux
Apr | The Humor Code | Peter McGraw
May | The Book of Trees | Manuel Lima
Jun | Science Ink | Carl Zimmer
Jul | Kua‘a¯ina Kahiko | Patrick Vinton Kirch
Aug | A Taxonomy of Office Chairs | Jonathan Olivares
Sep | Letters to a Young Scientist | Edward O. Wilson
Oct | Finnish Design | Pekka Korvenmaa
Nov | Liquid Intelligence | Dave Arnold
Dec | Learning Curves | Klara Sjölén and Allan Macdonald


2013 Booklist
Jan | Blasphemy | Sherman Alexie
Feb | Grace: A Memoir | Grace Coddington
Mar | Resilience | Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy
Apr | Research is Ceremony | Shawn Wilson
May | Designers at Home | Ronda Rice Carman
Jun | Cooked | Michael Pollan
Jul | Beautiful Evidence | Edward Tufte
Aug | 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School | John Kuprenas & Matthew Frederick
Sep | Giraffe Reflections | Dale Peterson & Karl Ammann
Oct | Food, Genes, and Culture | Gary Paul Nabhan
Nov | (un)FASHION | Tibor & Maira Kalman
Dec | Science Writing in Plain English | Anne E. Greene


2012 Booklist
Mar | The Earth Knows My Name | Patricia Klindienst
Apr | Visual Complexity | Manuel Lima
May | Knocking on Heaven's Door | Lisa Randall
Jun | Information Graphics | Sandra Rendgen
Jul | About Time | Adam Frank
Aug | The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | R. Skloot
Oct | Make it So | Nathan Shredroff & Chris Noessel
Nov | Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
Dec | Empress of Fashion | Amanda Mackenzie Stuart