Reading

In the summer of 2014, I challenged myself to read a book every single day. I successfully read 93 books in 90 days and it was without a doubt one of the largest growth periods in my life. Ever since then, I’ve tried to read and learn as much as I can. See this post for more info on my reading process.

Before reading anything below, I suggest first getting acquainted with Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book.

Top Recommendations

  1. Meditations
  2. Choose Yourself!
  3. Gorilla Mindset
  4. Deep Work
  5. “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman?”
  6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  7. Total Recall
  8. Sapiens
  9. Models

Most Recently Read

Notes will be posted eventually…

  • Wired to Eat
  • Head Strong
  • The Brain Audit
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?
  • How to be Everything
  • Extreme Ownership
  • Peak Performance
  • 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  • The One Page Marketing Plan
  • The Boron Letters
  • Tools of Titans
  • The Goal
  • Peak
  • Leaders Eat Last
  • Zero to One
  • The 4 Hour Workweek
  • Influence
  • The Obstacle is the Way
  • Ego is the Enemy
  • The 4 Hour Body
  • Will It Fly?
  • The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
  • The End of Jobs
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
  • Never Split the Difference
  • A Guide to the Good Life
  • Anything You Want
  • The Power of Habit
  • Smarter, Better, Faster
  • The Like Switch
  • The ONE Thing
  • Why We Get Fat

Books By Category

Books in each category are in order, best at the top.

I only include books that I recommend.

Leadership

Business

School & Career

Computer Science (Non-Technical)

Personal Development

Productivity

  • Deep Work
  • Peak
  • Smarter, Better, Faster
  • The Power of Habit

Philosophy & Spirituality

  • Meditations
  • The Obstacle is the Way
  • Ego is the Enemy
  • A Guide to the Good Life
  • Peace is Every Step
  • The Dhammapada

People Skills

Health & Fitness

On Their Own

  • Sapiens
  • Models
  • What If?
  • How to Read a Book
  • Danger & Play
  • What to Do When It’s Your Turn
  • Thank You for Being Late

No book notes will be posted for the following categories.

Narrative Non-Fiction

  • “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman?”
  • A Man for All Markets
  • Total Recall
  • Shoe Dog
  • The Power Broker
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • Titan
  • Coders at Work
  • Founders at Work
  • See No Evil
  • Alone on the Wall

Fiction

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series
  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
  • Brave New World
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Nexus Series
  • The Martian
  • Jesus’ Son
  • Nathan McBride Series
  • The Things They Carried

Technical

  • Cracking the Coding Interview
  • Elements of Programming Interviews
  • Clean Code
  • Effective Python
  • Fluent Python
  • Pragmatic Programmer
  • Effective C++
  • The C Programming Language

Last update was 2017-06-23.

Reading Now

  • Am I Being Too Subtle?
  • Pre-Suasion
  • Daring Greatly
  • Your Move
  • The Way of the Superior Man
  • Unscripted
  • Barking Up the Wrong Tree
  • Behave
  • Captivate
  • Gorilla Mindset (re-read)

Up Next

  • Expert Secrets
  • DotCom Secrets
  • Not Caring What Other People Think is a Superpower
  • The Slight Edge
  • Emotional Agility

Backlog

  • Give
  • Ikigai
  • The Happiness of Pursuit
  • This book will teach you to write better
  • How to Write Copy That Sells
  • Authority Content
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem
  • Fascinate
  • Option B
  • Double Double
  • Wealth Can’t Wait
  • Radical Candor
  • Nail It Then Scale It
  • The Last Safe Investment
  • Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got
  • The Effective Executive
  • Reinvent Yourself
  • Machina
  • Progression
  • Gateless
  • Contagious
  • The Net and the Butterfly
  • Talking to Humans
  • The Prophet
  • The Art of Happiness
  • The New Evolution Diet
  • Hacking Growth
  • The Everything Store
  • Alibaba
  • The Fish That Ate the Whale
  • What Doesn’t Kill Us
  • Cashvertising
  • Mindfulness in Plain English
  • Zen Habits
  • Secrets of Closing the Sale
  • Robert Collier Letter Book
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  • Originals
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Pre-Suasion
  • Mindfulness
  • Radical Acceptance
  • Nassim Tabeb’s Incerto
  • Robert Greene’s books
  • The Personal MBA
  • Filters Against Folly
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack
  • Essays of Warren Buffett
  • Seeking Wisdom
  • Pebbles of Perception
  • The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus
  • Dialogues and Letters
  • Letters from a Stoic
  • Discourses and Selected Letters
  • The Prince
  • The Nine Laws
  • The Gervais Principle
  • Be Slightly Evil
  • The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  • Business Adventures
  • Brain Rules
  • The Republic
  • Meaningful
  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich
  • The Founder’s Dilemma
  • How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People
  • A Brief History of Time
  • The Universe in a Nutshell
  • Godel, Escher, Bach
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • Dark Sun
  • Born for This
  • How Information Grows
  • Ordinary Men
  • The Art of Learning

Shelved

Books started, but not finished. May come back to these eventually…

  • The Score Takes Care of Itself
  • How to Get Rich
  • Big Game Hunting
  • On Food and Cooking
  • Living Within Limits
  • Tiny, Beautiful Things
  • The Origins of Political Order
  • The Lessons of History
  • Homo-Deus
  • More Money Than God
  • The First 90 Days