My Reading List

Sharing my reading list keeps me motivated to read even more so here it is. 2022-2023 was a reading list sabbatical for me but I am back and motivated in 2024. Books I especially liked are marked by an asterisk, *.


  1. The System by Robert Reich
  2. Liv and Let Die by Alan Shipnuck
  3. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem*
  4. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  5. Democracy Awakening by Heather Cox Richardson
  6. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah*
  7. Putin’s People by Catherine Belton
  8. Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge
  9. Dune by Frank Herbert*
  10. Strangers by Taichi Yamada
  11. How Not To Die by Michael Greger
  12. Body for Life by Bill Phillips
  13. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
  14. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
  15. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  16. Fluke by Brian Klaas


  1. Saudi America by Bethany McLean
  2. Shaky Ground by Bethany McLean
  3. The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
  4. Sandworm by Andy Greenberg
  5. Post Corona by Scott Galloway
  6. Billion Dollar Loser by Reeves Wiedeman
  7. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria
  8. Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
  9. We Came, We Saw, We Left by Charles Wheelan
  10. Vacationland by John Hodgman
  11. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
  12. Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
  13. Futureproof by Kevin Roose
  14. The Code Breaker by Walter Isaccson
  15. Amazon Unbound by Brad Stone
  16. The Weirdest People in the World by Joseph Henrich
  17. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  18. The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright
  19. This is How They Tell Me the World Ends by Nicole Perlroth
  20. Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
  21. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
  22. The Great Influenza by John M. Barry


  1. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. A Writer’s Diary by Virginia Woolf
  4. Absolutely on Music by Haruki Murakami
  5. Exhalation by Ted Chiang
  6. Competing in the Age of AI by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani
  7. AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee*
  8. Goliath by Matt Stoller
  9. Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman
  10. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
  11. Moody Bitches by Julie Holland
  12. I Said Yes to Everything by Lee Grant
  13. Directorate S by Steve Coll
  14. A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig
  15. Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein
  16. Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun
  17. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  18. Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
  19. Dark Towers by David Enrich
  20. Lifespan by David A. Sinclair
  21. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  22. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
  23. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  24. No Hero by Mark Owen
  25. Giving up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel*
  26. The End of October by Lawrence Wright
  27. No Filter by Sarah Frier
  28. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  29. Whistleblower by Susan Fowler
  30. Billion Dollar Brand Club by Lawrence Ingrassia
  31. The Red Circle by Brandon Webb
  32. Dark Mirror by Barton Gellman
  33. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  34. The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins*
  35. It Was All a Lie by Stuart Stevens
  36. Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook
  37. Working in Public by Nadia Eghbal* (review)
  38. But How Do It Know? by J. Clark Scott
  39. Code by Petzold Charles
  40. Tribe by Sebastian Junger
  41. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
  42. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
  43. Here is New York by E.B. White
  44. The Mental Load by Emma
  45. Kleptopia by Tom Burgis
  46. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber


  1. Company of One by Paul Jarvis
  2. Deskbound by Kelly Starrett
  3. The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson
  4. The House of God by Samuel Shem*
  5. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl*
  6. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  7. Behave by Robert Sapolsky
  8. The Four by Scott Galloway* (review)
  9. Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter
  10. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  11. Confront and Conceal by David E. Sanger
  12. On the Move by Oliver Sacks*
  13. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  14. The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  15. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  16. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  17. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  18. Losing the Signal by Jacquie McNish & Sean Silcoff
  19. Rocket Men by Robert Kurson*
  20. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  21. CribSheet by Emily Oster
  22. Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle
  23. Rockonomics by Alan Krueger
  24. Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
  25. Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz*
  26. The Dictator’s Handbook by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith*
  27. Obliquity by John Kay
  28. This is Marketing by Seth Godin
  29. Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope*
  30. Less Medicine, More Health by Dr H. Gilbert Welch
  31. The Grapes of Math by Alex Bellos
  32. Math with Bad Drawings by Ben Orlin*
  33. The Enlightened Capitalists by James O’Toole
  34. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden*
  35. Super Pumped by Mike Isaac*
  36. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott*
  37. Before the Exit by Dan Andrews
  38. If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now by Christopher Ingraham
  39. I’m Fine and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings
  40. The Player’s Ball by David Kushner
  41. Code by Charles Petzold
  42. The Dewsweepers by James Dodson
  43. Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin
  44. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
  45. The Manager’s Path by Camille Fournier
  46. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore*
  47. Circe by Madeline Miller
  48. Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale
  49. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
  50. Dear Girls by Ali Wong
  51. Hit Makers by Derek Thompson


  1. The Chickenshit Club by Jesse Eisinger
  2. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  3. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  4. The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi*
  6. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee*
  7. Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
  8. The Upstarts by Brad Stone
  9. In Pursuit of the Unknown by Ian Stewart*
  10. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
  11. How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson
  12. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  13. Stiff by Mary Roach
  14. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer*
  15. Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang*
  16. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  17. Counting Backwards by Henry Jay Przyblo
  18. Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  19. Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict
  20. The View from Flyover Country by Sarah Kendzior
  21. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  22. How to Fly a Horse by Kevin Ashton
  23. One More Thing by B.J. Novak
  24. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande*
  25. Extreme Productivity by Robert Pozen
  26. Complications by Atul Gawande*
  27. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  28. The Plant Paradox by Steven Gundry
  29. Lost Connections by Johann Hari
  30. Great at Work by Morten Hansen
  31. Living and Dying in Brick City by Sampson Davis
  32. There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather by Lina Akeson McGurk
  33. Take a nap! Change Your Life by Sara C. Mednick
  34. Idiot Brain by Dean Burnett
  35. Red Notice by Bill Browder*
  36. The Digital Doctor by Robert Wachter*
  37. You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
  38. The Obesity Code by Jason Fung
  39. Something for the Pain by Paul Austin*
  40. First Man by James R. Hansen
  41. Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
  42. Fear by Bob Woodward
  43. How to Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price
  44. The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
  45. The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg
  46. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes
  47. It Doesn’t Have To be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  48. Tailspin by Steven Brill
  49. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
  50. The One Thing by Gary Keller
  51. Better by Atul Gawande*


  1. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  2. To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levi*
  3. Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform our Lives by Tim Harford
  4. The Speed of Sound by Thomas Dolby
  5. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  6. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  7. Private Empire by Steve Coll
  8. World War Z by Max Brooks
  9. The Shining by Stephen King
  10. American Prometheus by Kai Bird
  11. Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  12. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  13. I am Legend by Richard Matheson*
  14. The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
  15. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  16. Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker
  17. The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
  18. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker*