Books I’ve Read

Only the ones I remember. The sands of time, have claimed the rest.

Wanted all my stuff down here, since I haven’t used Library Thing or Goodreads in a long, long, while.

They’re in no particular order, and not all good. Just that I read them.
I’ll start putting the new ones up top with links to the book-notes if I write them.

2018
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  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb (this book will always be special to me. It was my first, punch above my level, quake book)

  • How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, Mortimer J. Adler (and this book changed my life!)

  • The Tao of Seneca, Tim Ferriss

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

  • Starfish, Peter Watts

  • Maelström, Peter Watts

  • Behemoth, Peter Watts

  • Firefall, Peter Watts

  • Blindsight, Peter Watts

  • Echopraxia,Peter Watts

  • The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5, Taylor Pearson

  • 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs, Kevin Kruse

  • Hustle: The Life Changing Effects of Constant Motion, Jesse Tevelow

  • Get Some Headspace: 10 minutes can make all the difference, Andy Puddicombe

  • The Habitual Hustler: Daily Habits of 50 Self-Employed Entrepreneurs, Corey Breier

  • Chankya's Chant, Ashwin Sanghi

  • Dream With Your Eyes Open, Ronnie Screwvala

  • The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret, Christopher C. Doyle

  • The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin, Roy Melvyn

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

  • Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream, James Altucher

  • Turning Pro, Steven Pressfield

  • Anything You Want, Derek Sivers

  • Read This Before Our Next Meeting, Al Pittampalli

  • Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky

  • In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, Steven Levy

  • Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

  • Presentation Zen Design, Garr Reynolds

  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience, Carmine Gallo

  • Inside Steve's Brain, Leander Kahney

  • Do the Work, Steven Pressfield

  • The Non-Designer's Design Book, Robin Williams

  • The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within, Edward R. Tufte

  • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, Gary Vaynerchuk

  • The Art of Non-Conformity, Chris Guillebeau

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life, Scott Adams

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, Cal Newport

  • The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence, Josh Waitzkin

  • Confessions of a Public Speaker, Scott Berkun

  • Sam Walton: Made In America, Sam Walton

  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Alice Schroeder

  • The Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain

  • Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

  • King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard

  • Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle

  • The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Emma, Jane Austen

  • David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

  • Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

  • Dracula, Bram Stoker

  • The Lord of of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Preacher (books 1-9), by Garth Ennis

  • Sin City, Frank Miller

  • Watchmen, Alan Moore

  • V for Vendetta, Alan Moore

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller

  • Batman: The Killing Joke, Alan Moore

  • Batman: A Death in the Family, Jim Starlin

  • The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

  • The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson

  • The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley

  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson

  • Shit My Dad Says, Justin Halpern

  • The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins

  • The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason

  • I, Robot (The Robot Series), Isaac Asimov

  • The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, Matt Ridley

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

  • The Martian: A Novel, Andy Weir

  • Artemis, Andy Weir

  • 2001: a Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke

  • Bicentennial Man, Isaac Asimov

  • Foundation, Isaac Asimov

  • Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

  • Prey, Michael Crichton

  • The Mote in God's Eye, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Jules Verne

  • Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

  • Hyperion, Dan Simmons

  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday

  • A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • The Gods of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • 3001 The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach

  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie

  • 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke

  • 2061: Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke

  • Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar, Cheryl Strayed

  • The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman, Timothy Ferriss

  • A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), Barbara Oakley

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport

  • The Buddha in Blue Jeans Book Collection, Tai Sheridan Ph.D.

  • Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution, Glyn Moody

  • Pandeymonium: Piyush Pandey On Advertising, Piyush Pandey

  • The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions, Todd Outcalt

  • Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Ferdinand Fournies

  • Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon Our Language, Richard Lederer

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  • The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • Plain Talk: Lessons from a Business Maverick, Ken Iverson

  • The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz

  • Lincoln the Unknown, Dale Carnegie

  • Morgan's Run, Colleen McCullough

  • Mastery, Robert Greene

  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, Chris McChesney

  • Embrace the Struggle: Living Life on Life's Terms, Zig Ziglar

  • Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs, David B. Yoffie

  • Zig Ziglar's: How to Stay Motivated, Zig Ziglar

  • Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, Brent Schlender

  • Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, Seymour Schulich

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford

  • Practicing: A Musician's Return to Music, Glenn Kurtz

  • Money Ball, Michael Lewis

  • Flash Boys, Michael Lewis

  • The Big Short, Michael Lewis

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing

  • Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson

  • Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers, Seth Godin

  • Zig: The Autiobiography of Zig Ziglar, Zig Ziglar

  • The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain, Bill Bryson

  • Arsene Lupin, Maurice Leblanc

  • Showstopper! the Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft, G. Pascal Zachary

  • The Practicing Mind, Thomas M. Sterner

  • Average Is Over, Tyler Cowen

  • Cumulus, Eliot Peper

  • Seveneves Neal Stephenson

  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Phil Knight

  • Peak, Anders Ericsson

  • Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • Ego Is the Enemy, Ryan Holiday

  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Peter Thiel

  • Work the System, Sam Carpenter

  • Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual, John Sonmez

  • The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone

  • Just Say No to Microsoft: How to Ditch Microsoft and Why It's Not as Hard as You Think, Tony Bove

  • Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution, Glyn Moody

  • The Phoenix Project, Gene Kim

  • Power of Full Engagement, Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

  • Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age, Gary Marcus

  • Retire Inspired: It's Not an Age, It's a Financial Number, Chris Hogan

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

  • The Lessons of History, Will Durant

  • The Four Legendary Kingdoms, Matthew Reilly

  • The Psychology of Human Misjudgement, Charlie Munger

  • The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests, Chris Smith

  • An Unsuitable Boy, Karan Johar

  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, James Gleick

  • Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, Duncan Clark

  • Isaac Newton, James Gleick

  • The Man In The High Castle, Philip K. Dick

  • Life Is Worth Losing, George Carlin

  • Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song, Sara Bareilles

  • Go Add Value Someplace Else, Scott Adams

  • Born to Love, Cursed to Feel, Samantha King

  • “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character, Richard P. Feynman

  • Blackwater, Conn Iggulden

  • Mycroft Holmes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • The Heretic Queen: Heiress of Misfortune, Pharaoh's Beloved, Michelle Moran

  • Rebel Queen: A Novel, Michelle Moran

  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Isaacson

  • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel, Jocko Willink

  • Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, Jocko Willink