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Bookshelf

I have always enjoyed reading others’ reading lists and browsing their bookshelves and recomendations, so this intended to be a digital version of that. I’ve only read about half of the books here and I intend to read all of them over time. (I guess I fall somewhere in the middle in the Umberto Eco theory of the library.)

  • Master and Margarita
  • Godel, Escher, Bach
  • Thinking in Systems
  • Metaphors We Live By
  • The Black Swan
  • Sapiens
  • Deep Work
  • Ideas by Peter Watson
  • Guns, Germs and Steel
  • The Righteous Mindbody
  • The Selfish Gene
  • THe Design of Everyday Things
  • Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • War and Peace
  • On the Shortness of Life
  • Risk Savvy
  • Thinking in Bets
  • The Mindbody Prescription
  • Imagined Communities
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • Ulysses
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Ishmael
  • Finnegans Wake
  • The Snowball
  • The Blank Slate
  • Harry Potter Series
  • The Lord of the Rings Series
  • Dune
  • Foundation Series
  • Culture Series
  • The Martian
  • Artemis
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Meditatons by Marcus Aurelius
  • Hyperbole and a Half
  • Turtles All the Way Down
  • Infinite Jest
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • Collected Articles of Frederick Douglas
  • Becoming Steve Jobs
  • The Emperor of All Maladies
  • Lincoln - Speeches and Writings
  • Lincoln in the Bardo
  • The Lowlands
  • The God of Small Things
  • The Three Body Problem
  • Mignight in Chernobyl
  • Upheaval by Jared Diamond
  • Game Theory and Strategy
  • Oil by Vaclav Smil
  • Transforming the Twentieth Century
  • Making the Modern World
  • Growth by Vaclav Smil
  • Educated
  • Energy and Civilization
  • The Pillars of Earth
  • Pompeii: A novel
  • The Idea Factory
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Men without Women
  • Kafka on the Shore
  • Blueprint by Nicholas Christakis
  • A Man Called Ove
  • Tools of Titans
  • The Art of War
  • THe Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Measure What Matters
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Rise and Fall of American GrowthCrossing the Chasm
  • 1984
  • Animal Farm
  • Vanity Fair by William Shakespeare
  • Feynman Lectures On Gravitation
  • Men, Machines, and Modern Times
  • Enemies: A Love Story
  • Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces
  • The Beginning of Infinity
  • Song of Solomon
  • The Singularity is Near
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • How to Create a Mind
  • Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective
  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann
  • Crafting Interpreters
  • Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach
  • Stealing Fire
  • Getting to Yes
  • Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • How China Works
  • How Asia Works
  • The Tale of Two Cities
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Taking the Work out of Networking
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Life 3.0
  • The Rosie Trilogy
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Our Final Invention
  • The Four Agreements
  • The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Rational Optimist
  • Outliers
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack
  • The Checklist Manifesto
  • Complications by Atul Gawande
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Zero to One
  • The War of Art
  • How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
  • How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
  • THe Alchemist
  • Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders
  • Slaughter House Five
  • Midnight’s Chldren
  • Kapital: Karl Marx
  • The Fountainhead
  • Go Set a Watchman
  • Catch-22
  • Catcher in the Rye
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • The Game of Thrones Series
  • QED, by Richard Feynman
  • Homo Deus
  • Why We Sleep
  • Atomic Habits
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature
  • Snow Crash
  • Freakonomics
  • Superfreakonomics
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • 12 Rules for Life
  • The Pragmatic Programmer
  • Getting Things Done
  • Moonwalking with Einstien
  • The Art of Doing Science and Engineering
  • Understanding Power
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Skin in the Game
  • Fooled by Randomness
  • Good Economics for Hard Times
  • Why Nations Fail
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • Walden by Henry Thoreau
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • The 4-Hour WOrkweek
  • The Hard THing about Hard Things
  • Digital Minimalism
  • The Power Broker
  • Feeling Good by David Burns
  • Anthem: Ayn Rand
  • Never Split the Difference
  • The Headsapce Diet
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • India After Gandhi
  • Born a Crime
  • The Everything Store
  • The Essays of Warren Buffett
  • Tao Ching
  • The Age of Spiritual Machines
  • Work Hard, Be Nice
  • Joy At Work
  • Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  • Rework by Jason Fried
  • Everything and More by David Foster Wallace
  • The Origin of Species
  • Originals by Adam Grant
  • Origin Story by David Christian
  • Great Expectations
  • The Great Mental Models (Vol. I, Vol. II)
  • The Information by James Gleick
  • Learnability and Cognition by Steve Pinker
  • The Lean Start Up
  • High Output Management
  • When Breath Becomes Art
  • Global Catastrophies and Trends
  • Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse
  • China in Ten Words
  • A Year in Provence
  • The Red Queen
  • The Machine that Changed the World
  • Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity
  • Surely You’re Mr. Feynman!
  • The Mythical Man Month
  • How to Take Smart Notes
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  • The Algorithm Design Manual
  • Small Fry
  • Steve Jobs
  • Programming Pearls
  • Principles by Ray Dalio
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Ultimte Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Hackers and Painters
  • Raw Thought by Aaron Schwartz
  • Infinite Powers