Reading List 2018

A list of books I read in 2018. Chronological order.

1. Principles: Life and Work (Nonfiction)

Ray Dalio

2. Void Star (Fiction)

Zachary Mason

3. Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain (Nonfiction)

Antonio Damasio

4. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Nonfiction)

Daniel H. Pink

5. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy (Nonfiction)

William Strauss, Neil Howe

6. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams (Fiction)

Matthew Walker

7. The Years of Rice and Salt (Fiction)

Kim Stanley Robinson

8. Shaman (Fiction)

Kim Stanley Robinson

9. Semiosis (Fiction)

Sue Burke

10. The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self (Nonfiction)

Thomas Metzinger

11. Icehenge (Fiction)

Kim Stanley Robinson

12. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Nonfiction)

David Eagleman

13. Distrust That Particular Flavor (Nonfiction)

William Gibson

14. The Order of Time (Nonfiction)

Carlo Rovelli

15. The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Nonfiction)

Judea Pearl, Dana Mackenzie

16. Autonomous (Fiction)

Annalee Newitz

17. Idoru (Fiction)

William Gibson

18. The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel (Fiction)

Mary Robinette Kowal

19. Dancing with the Gods (Nonfiction)

Kent Nerburn

20. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Nonfiction)

Yuval Noah Harari

21. Children of Time (Fiction)

Adrian Tchaikovsky
Highly recommended. One of the best sci-fi stories I've ever read.

22. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (Nonfiction)

Michael Pollan

23. The Fated Sky: Lady Astronaut, Book 2 (Fiction)

Mary Robinette Kowal

24. Seeing Like a State (Nonfiction)

James C. Scott
A must-read.

25. Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play (Nonfiction)

James C. Scott

26. Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (Nonfiction)

Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson

27. Red Moon (Fiction)

Kim Stanley Robinson

28. Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together (Nonfiction)

Thomas W. Malone

29. The Mind Is Flat: The Remarkable Shallowness of the Improvising Brain (Nonfiction)

Nick Chater

30. Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Nonfiction)

David Graeber

31. We Learn Nothing: Essays (Nonfiction)

Tim Kreider

32. Thinking in Systems: A Primer (Nonfiction)

Donella H. Meadows

33. The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy (Nonfiction)

David Graeber

34. Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States (Nonfiction)

James C. Scott

35. Usurper of the Sun (Fiction)

Housuke Nojiri