My Reading List

I like to read. I read pretty much anything: tech, politics, sci-fi, urban fantasy.
This is a list of everything I've read over the past few years.

2020

  • The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War by Antonio J. Méndez, Joanna Mendez, Matt Baglio - ****
  • How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World's Most Dynamic Region by Joe Studwell - abandoned
  • Burned by Benedict Jacka
  • To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History by Lawrence Levy - ***
  • Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker - *****
  • The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World by Tim Marshall - ****
  • Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein - ***
  • Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence by Kristen R. Ghodsee - ****
  • A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs by Ben Garrod - ***

2019

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern - **
  • Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage - ****
  • The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America by Sarah Kendzior - *****
  • How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe - *****
  • When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney - ***
  • The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast by Andrew Blum - ***
  • LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer - ***
  • The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It by Scott Patterson - ***
  • Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War by Paul Scharre - ***
  • The Perfect Weapon: How the Cyber Arms Race Set the World Afire by David E. Sanger - ***
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport - ***
  • AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee - ****
  • The Dark Web: Secrets from the Tech's Underworld by Geoff White - ***
  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Stephen Brusatte - ***
  • Crisis by Frank Gardner - ****
  • It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried - ***
  • Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson - ***
  • Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do about It by Chris Clearfield - ***
  • The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch - ****
  • The Age of Agile: How Smart Companies Are Transforming the Way Work Gets Done by Stephen Denning - **
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson - *****
  • The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson - ****
  • Already Dead by Charlie Huston - ***
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - ***

2018

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
  • Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  • Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways by William C. Taylor
  • The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You by Eli Pariser
  • The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else by Daniel Coyle
  • Taken by Benedict Jacka
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
  • How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
  • The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
  • Cruel & Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
  • The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger
  • Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction by Gary Wilson
  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • The Productivity Project: Proven Ways to Become More Awesome by Chris Bailey
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  • Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler
  • The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
  • Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
  • Chosen by Benedict Jacka
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier
  • Destined for War: can America and China escape Thucydides‚Äôs Trap? by Graham Allison
  • Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic by David Frum
  • The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • Support and Defend by Mark Greaney
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Spymaster by Brad Thor
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock
  • Full Force and Effect by Mark Greaney
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kond≈ç
  • A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming
  • Mort by Terry Pratchett
  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic by Ben Davies
  • Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking by S.J. Scott
  • Quidditch Through the Ages Kennilworthy Whisp
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Hidden by Benedict Jacka
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  • How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety by Ellen Hendriksen
  • Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • King of The Rats by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

2017

  • The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
  • Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Cordelia Fine
  • Origin by Dan Brown
  • The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  • Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • Cursed by Benedict Jacka
  • Hide and Seek by Ian Rankin
  • Forces of Nature by Brian Cox
  • The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It by Owen Jones
  • This Machine Kills Secrets: Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers by Andy Greenberg
  • Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life by David Allen
  • Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
  • The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America by James Bamford
  • The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  • Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers by Ali S. Khan
  • Empire's End by Chuck Wendig
  • The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success by Jeff Brown
  • Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destruc tive Behavior by Richard O'Connor
  • Machine Learning: The New AI by Ethem Alpaydin
  • Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World by Jeffrey Tucker
  • Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet by Charles Arthur
  • Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
  • Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
  • Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin
  • The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos
  • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
  • The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Wolves of London by Mark Morris
  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky
  • The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker
  • DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny
  • Small Data: The Tiny Clues that Uncover Huge Trends by Martin Lindstrom
  • Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard