Books I Want to Read or Listen to

Non-fiction

Technical, science

(I probably need to read these, not to listen to.)

  • A new Kind of Science – Stephen Wolfram
  • Designin Data-Intensive Applications – Martin Kleppmann
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics I–III
  • How to – Randal Munroe
  • Numbers Don’t Lie – Václav Smil READING
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs – Harold Abelson

Other

  • Blood Meridian (or The Evening Redness in the West) – Cormac McCarthy
  • Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth – Buckminster Fuller
  • Critical Path – Buckminster Fuller
  • Dawn of Everything – Graeber
  • How to Argue With a Racist – Adam Rutherford
  • If this is a man – Primo Levi
  • The hard thing about hard things – Ben Horowitz
  • How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read – Venkatesh Rao

Language

  • Le Ton beau de Marot – Douglas Hofstadter
  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster – Bill Gates
  • Nature Via Nurture – Ridley, Matt
  • Science Set Free – Rupert Sheldrake
  • Superintelligence – Nick Bostrom
  • Sync – Strogatz, Steven H.
  • The Dispossessed
  • The Innovators – Walter Isaacson

Philosophy (of science)

  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery – Karl Popper
  • The Open Society and Its Enemies – Karl Popper, Václav Havel
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • Platón – Faidón

Thinking, self-improvement

  • How to Live – Derek Sivers DONE
  • Metaphors We Live By – George Lakoff
  • Think Again – Adam Grant
  • The Portable Atheist – Christopher Hitchens
  • Thinking in Bets READING – Annie Duke
  • Star With Why – Simon Sinek
  • Superforecasting – Philip E. Tetlock
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • Getting Things Done – David Allen
  • The Listening Book – W. A. Mathieu, recommended by Sivers
  • Several Short Sentences About Writing – Verlyn Klinkenborg, recommended by Sivers

Investing, economy

  • Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  • Good Economics for Hard Times – Abhijit Banerjee
  • To be Honest: A memoir – Michael Leviton
  • The Design of Everyday Things – Don Norman

Fiction

  • Snow Crash – Neil Stephenson DONE
  • Recursion – Blake Crouch
  • Stories of Your Life and Others – Ted Chiang
  • The Quantum Thief – Neil Stephenson
  • Cryptonomicon – Neil Stephenson
January 1, 2022 |