Reading

Reading

All 134 books I've read since 2014 in reverse chronological order

2020

10 books
  • Orlando, Virginia Woolf
  • Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
  • How to Be an Existentialist, Gary Cox
  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  • The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: Thirteen Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs, Jill Schlesinger
  • Consider the Lobster and Other Essays, David Foster Wallace
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas
  • Conversationally Speaking: Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness, Alan Garner
  • Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World, Admiral William H. McRaven
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, Meg Jay

2019

30 books
  • The Glass Key, Dashiell Hammett
  • The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, John le Carré
  • Pragmatism and Other Writings, William James
  • Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World, Oliver Bullough
  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems, Martin Kleppmann
  • Dracula, Bram Stoker
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware, Andy Hunt
  • The Rust Programming Language, Steve Klabnik & Carol Nichol
  • The City & The City, China Miéville
  • The Conquest of Bread, Peter Kropotkin
  • Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America, Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Utopian for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World, Rutger Bergman
  • Travels with Epicurus: A Jouney to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life, Daniel Klein
  • Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, Parker J. Palmer
  • The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Jenny Odell
  • The Religious Case Against Belief, James Carse
  • The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement, David Graeber
  • Practical Object-Oriented Design: An Agile Primer Using Ruby, Sandi Metz
  • On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder
  • Sh*t my Dad Says, Justin Halpern
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories, Flannery O'Connor
  • The Trial, Franz Kafka
  • A Man Without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut
  • How Linux Works, Brian Ward
  • Galápagos, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber

2018

22 books
  • Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber
  • The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird
  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein
  • Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games, Ian Bogost
  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, William B. Irvine
  • Status Anxiety, Allan de Botton
  • Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests, Steve Freeman & Nat Pryce
  • Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
  • The Plague, Albert Camus
  • The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, David Graeber
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • Contingency, Irony, Solidarity, Richard Rorty
  • Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag
  • A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
  • Composing a Life, Mary Catherine Bateson
  • Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders
  • East of Eden, John Steinbeck
  • BDD in Action: Behavior-Driven Development for the whole Software Lifecycle, John Feguson Smart
  • Clean Code, Robert C. Martin
  • Working Out Loud: For a Better Career and Life, John Stepper

2017

18 books
  • Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
  • Babbit, Sinclair Lewis
  • Learning Drupal 8, Nick Abbott & Richard Jones
  • The Last Templar, Raymond Khoury
  • The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths, John Gray
  • The Nature of Software Development, Ron Jeffries
  • The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
  • Ill Fares The Land, Tony Judt
  • Violence: Six Sideways Reflections, Slavoj Žižek
  • The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essay, Albert Camus
  • How to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Philip Delves Broughton
  • Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy, Simon Blackburn
  • Beautiful JavaScript, Anton Kovalyov
  • Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design, Joel Katz
  • Nausea, Jean Paul Sartre
  • Travels with Charley: In Search of America, John Steinbeck
  • Next, Michael Crichton
  • Dark Debts, Karen Hall

2016

30 books
  • Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug
  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, Geoff Colvin
  • Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle, Chris Hedges
  • The End of Absence, Michael Harris
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Atul Gawande
  • Social Physics, Alex Pentland
  • The News: A User’s Manual, Alain de Botton
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, Matthew Crawford
  • A Guide for the Perplexed, E.F. Schumacher
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, Niall Ferguson
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport
  • Predictive Analytics, Eric Siegel
  • Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, Sherry Turkle
  • Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, Helaine Olen
  • How To Find Fulfilling Work, Roman Krznaric
  • All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, Elizabeth Warren
  • The Internet Is Not the Answer, Andrew Keen
  • Automatic Wealth for Grads… and Anyone Else Just Starting Out, Michael Masterson
  • You Are Not a Gadget, Jaron Lanier
  • Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity, Garrett B. Gunderson
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg
  • If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility, James P. Coarse
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Charles Wheelan
  • What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Michael J. Sandel
  • You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself, David McRaney
  • The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You, Eli Pariser
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt
  • The Stranger, Albert Camus
  • On Photography, Susan Sontag

2015

19 books
  • First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, Slavoj Žižek
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy
  • A Tour of Bones: Facing Fear and Looking for Life, Denise Inge
  • Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature, David Quammen
  • Polio: An American Story, David M. Oshinsky
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, Rebecca Goldstein
  • Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Neil Postman
  • Lost At Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, Jon Ronson
  • Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics, Simon Blackburn
  • How to Lie with Statistics, Darrel Huff
  • Truth: A Guide, Simon Blackburn
  • My Lifee, Anton Chekov
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande
  • 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People, Susan M. Weinschenk
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown

2014

5 books
  • Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig
  • The Flight of the Iguana, David Quammen
  • A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed
  • Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
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