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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.


  • Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport (must read. short. an in-depth practical treatise on getting out of the clicky, clicky, swipe, swipe circle of digital death i was in. found it really helpful)

  • Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi & Tal Raz (good read. if you’re an introvert like me, this is a good stepping stone to help you get out there.)

  • Thinking in Bets, Annie Duke (must read. short treatise on how you need to think probabilistically and divorce your efforts and your work, Arjun-like, from their results)

  • Titanborn, Rhett C Bruno (short fun read. in the vein of Asimov’s detective stories)

January & February

  • The City & The City, China Miéville (slow burn, good read)

  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb (my annual read, of one the few books that changed my life … and made me fall in love with reading all over again)

  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott (new annual perennial read)

  • The Warren Buffett Shareholder, compilation, Lawrence Cunningham & Stephanie Cuba, editors (annual read, short, fun and total catnip to me)

  • How To Become a Straight-A Student, Cal Newport (must read. if you are a school or college student or learning something new)

  • The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico, Miguel León-Portilla (must read. beautiful literature. reads like the book of Lamentations, with the Aztecs as the Jews and Cortés as Nebuchadnezzar II)

  • Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It, Gabriel Wyner (must read. amazing book. ties up everything i learnt about learning (spaced repetition, mind maps, immersion) into an amazing, fun process with a neat little bow. will use what i learnt to learn french later in the year)

  • Boundaries, Henry Cloud & John Townsend (must read, with the caveat that it has a really strong conservative christian bent)

  • The Walking Drum, Louis L’Amour

  • Last of the Breed, Louis L’Amour

  • Education of a Wandering Man, Louis L’Amour

  • The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Stephen Greenblatt (must read)

  • I’ll Be There for You, Kelsey Miller

  • Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom?, Scott Rieckens (must read)

  • Meet the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth Willard Thames (must read)

  • The Three Secret Cities, Matthew Reilly (fast paced fun)

Want more? Here’s what I read in 2018, and older.