Books

Here’s all of the books I’ve read (and finished) since the beginning of 2015.

2017

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. The Independent Consulting Manual
  3. The Positioning Manual for Technical Firms by Phillip Morgan
  4. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  5. Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson
  6. Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse
  7. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  8. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  9. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  10. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
  11. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  12. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
  13. Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram
  14. Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams
  15. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
  16. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  17. Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
  18. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  19. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  20. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  21. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Along with these book-length essay collections:

  1. The Art of Refactored Perception on Ribbonfarm
  2. Towards an Appreciative View of Technology on Ribbonfarm
  3. Getting Ahead, Getting Along, Getting Away on Ribbonfarm
  4. The Mysteries of Money on Ribbonfarm
  5. The Gervais Principle on Ribbonfarm
  6. Breaking Smart, Season 1

2016

  1. The Martian by Andy Weir (read this twice)
  2. The Paleo Manifesto by John Duran
  3. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
  4. Mate by Tucker Max & Geoffrey Miller
  5. The Flinch by Julien Smith
  6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  7. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré
  8. The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
  9. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
  10. Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
  11. The Bed of Procustes by Nassim Taleb
  12. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J. K. Rowling
  14. Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  15. A Village Life by Louise Glück
  16. Antifragile by Nassim Taleb (read it again)
  17. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  18. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  19. The End of Jobs by Taylor Pearson
  20. Bang by Roosh V (Just skip this one. The last principle in the book is “If you don’t feel like a creep, you’re not pushing hard enough.” So yeah, don’t do that.)
  21. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  22. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

2015

  1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  2. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  3. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
  4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  5. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
  6. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
  7. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  8. How to be Remarkable by Colin Wright
  9. Iceland India Interstate by Colin Wright
  10. How to Travel Full-Time by Colin Wright
  11. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
  12. Real Powers: Part One by Colin Wright
  13. Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
  14. Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan
  15. It Will Be Exhilarating by Studio Neat
  16. Particles by Shawn Mihalik
  17. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
  18. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  19. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  20. Better than College by Blake Boles
  21. Professional Web Design by Smashing Magazine
  22. Getting Real by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hanson, Matthew Linderman
  23. Gold by Isaac Asimov
  24. What is Code? by Paul Ford
  25. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  26. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
  28. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  29. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  30. The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
  31. Life on Foot: A Walk Across America by Nate Damm
  32. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  33. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by  Robert M. Pirsig
  34. Worm by Wildbow
  35. Execute by Drew Wilson & Josh Long
  36. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  37. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
  38. Breaking the Time Barrier by Mike McDerment & Donald Cowper
  39. The Death Cure by James Dashner
  40. Born to Run by Chris McDougall
  41. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
  42. Choose Yourself by James Altucher
  43. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
  44. Fermat’s Enigma by Simon Singh
  45. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  46. Letters to a Young Poet by Ranier Maria Rilke
  47. The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
  48. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  49. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  50. 1984 by George Orwell
  51. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  52. Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau