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Reading List

Actively Reading

  • The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Pevear and Volokhonsky translation)
  • Everything Curl by Daniel Stenberg

Started, Not Active

  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • Don Quixote by Cervantes



Total: 32

November 2019

  • Range by David Epstein
  • Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason
  • Shape Up by Ryan Singer
  • How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

    October 2019

  • Letters from A Stoic by Seneca

    September 2019

  • Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Hays translation)
  • The Manual by Epictetus (Torde translation)
  • What Unites Us by Dan Rather
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Ursula K. Leguin translation)

    August 2019

  • Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  • Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  • The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin

    July 2019

  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Charles Johnston translation)
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert Caro
  • Upstream by Mary Oliver
  • Dog Song by Mary Oliver

    June 2019

  • This America by Jill Lepore
  • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas
  • Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke

    May 2019

  • Working by Robert Caro

    April 2019

  • The World As I See It by Albert Einstein

    March 2019

  • The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin
  • The Kingdom of Gods by NK Jemisin
  • The Awakened Kingdom by NK Jemisin
  • Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  • This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

    February 2019

  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin

    January 2019

  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker


Some books I plan to read in the future.

  1. Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven H. Strogatz
  2. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  3. Poor Charlie’s Almanack - Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Charles T. Mungewr
  4. How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
  5. Ordeal of Change by Eric Hoffer
  6. The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you by Rob Fitzpatrick
  7. Alchemy by Rory Sutherland
  8. Kluge - The Haphazard Evolution of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus
  9. Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford
  10. In Praise of Forgetting by David Rieff
  11. After Picketty - Boushey et al
  12. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by K. Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
  13. The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
  14. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  15. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Dan Pink
  16. The Lever of the Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress by Joel Mokyr
  17. A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy by Joel Mokyr
  18. The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy by Joel Mokyr
  19. The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850 by Joel Mokyr
  20. The Death of Ivan Ilych Leo Tolstoy
  21. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Garnett translation)
  22. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  23. Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  24. The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  25. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  26. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  27. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  28. Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity by Douglas Rushkoff
  29. Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age by Douglas Rushkoff
  30. Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff
  31. Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff
  32. The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska, Elaine McArdle
  33. The Efficiency Paradox by Edward Tanner
  34. Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  35. Not That Bad by Roxanne Gay
  36. Hunger by Roxanne Gay
  37. This Idea Is Brilliant Edited By John Brockman
  38. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.s.) by Matt Ridley
  39. The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World by Alison Wolf, Chrystia Freeland
  40. Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time? by Pierre Azoulay, Christian Fons-Rosen, Joshua S. Graff Zivin
  41. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 192-1941 by Stephen Kotkin
  42. Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen
  43. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr, Larry Page
  44. A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
  45. Powers of Two: The Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs by Joshua Wolk Shenk
  46. Collaborative Circles: Friendship Dynamics and Creative Work by Michael P Farrell
  47. The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
  48. Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern
  49. The Success Equation: Untangle Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael Mauboussin
  50. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. Every Tool’s A Hammer by Adam Savage
  52. Chaos by James Gleick
  53. Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
  54. Ultra Learners by Scott Young
  55. Revenge of Analog by David Sax
  56. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
  57. Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government by Achen, C. and Bartels, L.
  58. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
  59. Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849 by Joseph Frank
  60. Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World by Rand Fishkin
  61. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  62. Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday
  63. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
  64. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kyosaki
  65. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  66. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
  67. Discourse on Methods and the Meditations by René Descartes
  68. Getting To Yes by Fisher, Ury and Patton
  69. The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Gibbon
  70. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
  71. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  72. Robinson Crusoe by Defoe
  73. Socrates’ Cafe by Phillips
  74. The Nine by Toobin
  75. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  76. Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig
  77. Caravans by James Michener
  78. The Covenant by James Michener
  79. The Fires of Spring by James Michener
  80. Centennial by James Michener
  81. Hawaii by James Michener
  82. Space by James Michener
  83. Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert
  84. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Kesey
  85. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  86. Serpico by Maas
  87. The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff
  88. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Mila Kundera
  89. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  90. The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Torode Translation)
  91. The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Dover Thrift Translation)
  92. The Essential Writings by William James
  93. The Devil’s Disciple by Bernard Shaw
  94. Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
  95. Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw
  96. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  97. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  98. John Adams by David McCullough
  99. Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
  100. Leviathan by Hobbes
  101. Circé by Miller
  102. The Four by Scott Galloway
  103. TR: The Last Romantic by Brands
  104. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent by Robert Caro
  105. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of The Senate by Robert Caro
  106. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Sapolsky
  107. Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg
  108. Scarcity by Sendhil Mullainathan
  109. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  110. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  111. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  112. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
  113. These Truths by Jill Lepore
  114. The Half-Life of Facts by Arbesman
  115. The Road to Serfdom by FA Hayek
  116. Superforecasters by Phillip Tetlock
  117. The Hedgehog And The Fox by Isaiah Berlin
  118. Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman & Richard J. Davidson
  119. Old School by Tobias Wolff

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