Reading List

Currently Reading:

  1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  2. Design Book Dive


  1. Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  3. Intercom on Jobs-to-be-Done
  4. In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell
  5. Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
  6. Ant Farm by Simon Rich
  7. Free Range Chickens by Simon Rich
  8. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne
  9. Sleep Wise by Daniel Jin Blum
  10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  11. Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley & David Kelley
  12. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  13. Crushing Low Stakes Poker: Volume 1 by Mike Turner
  14. Crushing Low Stakes Poker: Volume 2 by Mike Turner
  15. The Course: Hold Em Strategies for Smart Players by Ed Miller
  16. Essential Poker Math by Alton Hardin
  17. Tao Te Ching
  18. Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke
  19. Free Will by Sam Harris
  20. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
  21. Islam and The Future of Tolerance by Sam Harris
  22. Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  23. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  24. Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  25. Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse
  26. Atomic Design by Brad Frost


  1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  3. Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
  4. The Best Interface is No Interface by Golden Krishna
  5. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  6. Designing the Obvious by Robert Hoekman Jr.
  7. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  8. Sprint by Jake Knapp
  9. Change by Design by Tim Brown
  10. The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things by Bruce Sterling
  11. Hipster Business Models by Priceonomics
  12. Early Retirement Extreme: A philosophical and practical guide to financial independence by Jacob Lund Fisker
  13. The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
  14. How to Sit by Thich Nhat Hanh
  15. How to Walk by Thich Nhat Hanh
  16. How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
  17. How to Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh
  18. How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
  19. Lying by Sam Harris
  20. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  21. Unscalable by Charlie Guo
  22. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  23. Chaos Monkeys by Antonio Garcia Martinez

2015 & Earlier

Notable books only. In order by author’s last name.

  1. Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
  2. The Gun by C.J. Chivers
  3. The Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-Hwan
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
  6. Brave New World by Alduous Huxley
  7. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  9. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  10. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  11. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  12. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  13. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
  14. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  15. Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
  16. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  17. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  18. 1984 by George Orwell
  19. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  20. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  21. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  22. Snow by Orhan Pamuk
  23. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  24. Anthem by Ayn Rand
  25. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  26. Descent into Chaos by Ahmed Rashid
  27. Pakistan on the Brink by Ahmed Rashid
  28. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  29. An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina
  30. The Fighter’s Mind by Sam Sheridan
  31. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  32. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  33. Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
  34. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  35. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  36. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  37. The Post American World 2.0 by Fareed Zakaria