Reading

Denotes a highly recommended book.

2024

Lock In by John Scalzi

Wellness by Nathan Hill

Things Become Other Things by Craig Mod


2023

The Push by Tommy Caldwell

Foundry by Eliot Peper

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

The Defector by Chris Hadfield

The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield

Red Team Blues by Cory Doctorow

Deep by James Nestor

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Far from the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

Rabbits by Terry Miles

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

Outlive by Peter Attia

What Doesn’t Kill Us by Scott Carney

Atomic Habits by James Clear


2022

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

The Suitcase Clone by Robin Sloan

Reap3r by Eliot Peper

Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro

Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Death's End by Cixin Liu

Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Sam Walton - Made In America by Sam Walton

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Build by Tony Fadell

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

Breath by James Nestor

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Replacing Guilt - Minding Our Way by Nate Soares


2021

The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

LaserWriter II - A Novel by Tamara Shopsin

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Artemis by Andy Weir

Heroes by Stephen Fry

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mythos by Stephen Fry

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray

No Easy Day by Mark Owen

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson

Nudge by Thaler & Sustein

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed


2020

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Annabel Scheme by Robin Sloan

Annabel Scheme and The Adventure of the New Golden Gate by Robin Sloan

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami

New Waves by Kevin Nyugen

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Waking Up by Sam Harris

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers by Larry Alexander

Close to the Machine by Ellen Ullman

The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

Kissa by Kissa by Craig Mod

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Write to the Point by Sam Leith

The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray

The Second Mountain by David Brooks

The Upstarts by Brad Stone

Disney U by Doug Lipp

Guns Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

No Filter - The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier

The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger


2019

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Watchmen by Alan Moore

China Dream by Ma Jian

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Radicalized by Cory Doctorow

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Desire by Haruki Murakami

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

Tribes by Seth Godin

The Curse of Bigness - Antitrust in the New Gilded Age by Tim Wu

How to do Nothing by Jenny Odell

Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro

Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

Think Again by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson

Atomic Habits by James Clear


2018

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

These Days by Jack Cheng

Digital Transformation at Scale by Public.Digital


2017

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

The Establishment by Owen Jones


Pre-2017

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang

Division By Zero by Ted Chiang

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Liars Poker by Michael Lewis

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

Human Universe by Brian Cox

Originals by Adam Grant

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Enough by Patrick Rhone

Minimal Mac by Patrick Rhone

The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx

Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton

Things a Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone

Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis