A list of the books I’ve read or re-read in the last few years, arranged in basically the order I read them, top most recent. If I don’t enjoy a book, I don’t finish it, so each book on this list is recommended to some extent.

Last updated 3 April 2020


Seed to Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler by Octavia E. Butler
Kindred: The ground-breaking masterpiece by Octavia E. Butler
The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins
Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Influence by Robert Cialdini
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Hooked by Nir Eyal
The Poor Kid With Rich Dreams by Duku Fore
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Do I Make Myself Clear? by Harold Evans
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
The Mastermind by Evan Ratliff


Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson
Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
Radical Candor by Kim Malone Scott
The Art of Taking Action by Gregg Krech
The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
Shanzhai by Byung-Chul Han and Philippa Hurd
Rocket Men by Robert Kurson
Competing Against Luck by Clayton M. Christensen, Karen Dillon, Taddy Hall and David S. Duncan
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovksy
Articulating Design Decisions by Tom Greever
Org Design for Design Orgs by Peter Merholz and Kristin Skinner
Pandemic by A. G. Riddle
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham
Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Discussing Design by Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin


Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
How To Cook Your Life by Dōgen Zenji and Kōshō Uchiyama
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. Mann
The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States by Jeffrey Lewis
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
SPQR by Mary Beard
Good to Great by James C. Collins
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
1491 by Charles Mann
Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield