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Reading List

What I’m reading now

  • Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
  • Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara

Some books I've read in 2024

  • Models by Mark Manson (re-read)
  • Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder (A)
  • Die With Zero by Bill Perkins (A)
  • Starry Messenger by Niel deGrasse Tyson (A)

2023

  • Dilla Time by Dan Charnas (B)
  • The 2-Hour Cocktail Party by Nick Gray (B)
  • The Carbon Alamanac Seth Godin (B)
  • The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin (B+)

2022

  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (B)
  • On Writing by Stephen King (A+)
  • The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy (B+)
  • Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order by Ray Dalio (C)
  • Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey by Steve Lowenthal (B+)
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker (A)
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond (B+)

2021

  • The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  • Nudge by Richard H. Thaler

2020

  • Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman (A+)
  • Fiber Fueled by Will Bulsiewicz

2019

  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson

2018

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  • Vacationland by John Hodgman
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

2017

  • Models by Mark Manson
  • Post Office by Charles Bukowski

Long, long ago…

  • Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
  • Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, et al
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Powers of Two by Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • Wilderness Essays by Jon Muir
  • The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H. P Lovecraft
  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Breakfast of Champion by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
  • You Suck by Christopher Moore
  • Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore
  • Lamb by Christopher Moore
  • The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
  • Fluke by Christopher Moore
  • A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore