Reading List 2017

A list of books I read in 2017. Chronological order.

Burning Chrome

William Gibson

Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse, Book 6)

James S.A. Corey

Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, Book 7)

James S.A. Corey

Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

Steven Strogatz

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies

Cesar Hidalgo

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Ryan Holiday

Time Travel: A History

James Gleick

The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over

The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel Dennett

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment

Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge


Peter Watts

How Emotions Are Made

Lisa Feldman Barrett

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

Pedro Domingos

New York 2140

Kim Stanley Robinson

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Hello, My Name Is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick

Alexandra Watkins

The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction and Captivating Readers

Matt Bird

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies

Geoffrey West

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Charles C. Mann

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic

Esther Perel

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith

The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

Thor Hanson

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Daniel Dennett

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni

The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Nick Lane

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Mikhaly Cziksentmikhaly

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren