Reading

I made a conscious effort to read more, and read widely, in recent years. The books I’ve read are listed here, spanning back to some unknown time (which I believe to be c.2011).

⭐️ denotes a favourite.


Jump to a year:

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, Pre-2017


2021

14 books completed

Fiction

  • 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

Non-Fiction

  • 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

29 books completed

Fiction

  • 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

Non-Fiction

  • 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

18 books completed

Fiction

  • 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

Non-Fiction

  • 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: How to Reason and Argue 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

3 books completed

Fiction

  • Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami ⭐️
  • These Days by Jack Cheng

Non-Fiction

  • Digital Transformation at Scale: Why the Strategy Is Delivery by Public.Digital

2017

7 books completed

Fiction

  • 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

Non-Fiction

  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari ⭐️
  • The Establishment by Owen Jones

Pre-2017

Fiction

  • 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

Non-Fiction

  • 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 ⭐️