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Books I've Read & Want to Read

And by "Read" I mean Audiobooks I've Listened to

Feel free to add to the list :) Also, this is my GoodReads account.

January 2015

  • The Willpower Instinct -- Kelly McGonigal ⭐️
  • The Maze Runner -- James Dashner
  • 1984 -- George Orwell
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day -- David Sedaris
  • Ender's Game -- Orson Scott Card ⭐️
  • Yes Please! -- Amy Poehler 😴

February 2015

  • Weaving the Web -- Tim Berners-Lee ⭐️
  • The Book Thief -- Markus Zusak ⭐️
  • Freakonomics -- Stephen J. Dubner & Steven D. Levitt <-- subscription ran out
  • Ghost in The Wires -- Kevin Mitnick ⭐️
  • Outliers -- Malcolm Gladwell ⭐️
  • The Scorch Trials -- James Dashner (Maze Runner Sequel)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People -- Dale Carnegie
  • On the Road -- Jack Kerouak

March 2015

  • The Biography of Steve Jobs -- Walter Isaacson
  • How to Create a Mind -- Ray Kurzweil 😴
  • The Innovators -- Walter Isaacson ⭐️
  • The Art of Deception -- Kevin Mitnick 😴
  • Ready Player One -- Ernest Cline ⭐️

April 2015

  • We Are Anonymous -- Parmy Olson
  • The Time Machine -- H.G. Wells
  • The Death Cure -- James Dashner (Maze Runner Sequel)
  • Copyright vs Community -- Richard Stallman
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow -- Daniel Kahneman
  • The Martian -- Andy Weir ⭐️

May 2015

  • Enchanted Objects -- David Rose ⭐️
  • The Four Hour Work Week -- Tim Ferriss
  • Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World -- Christopher Steiner ⭐️
  • What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions -- Randall Munroe
  • Lean UX -- Jeff Gothelf
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams ⭐️
  • The Art of Asking (Autobiography of Amanda Palmer) -- Amanda Palmer

June 2015

  • Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) -- Christian Rudder
  • Earthsearch Series 1 -- James Follett
  • Earthsearch Series 2 -- James Follett
  • No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State -- Glen Greenwald ⭐️
  • Scope and Closures -- Kyle Simpson
  • Revival -- Stephen King

July 2015

  • The Social Animal -- David Brooks
  • City of Thieves -- David Benioff ⭐️
  • The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo -- Stieg Larsson
  • CSS Secrets -- Lea Verou

August 2015

  • Decisive -- Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls -- David Sedaris
  • Foundation -- Isaac Asimov

September 2015

None -- I listened to a lot of podcasts and was traveling all month

October 2015

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed -- Jon Ronson
  • The Dispossessed -- Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Nexus -- Ramez Naam
  • The Tipping Point -- Malcolm Gladwell
  • Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet -- Charles Arthur
  • Fat Chance -- Robert H. Lustig

November 2015

  • The Circle -- Dave Eggers ⭐️
  • Why Not Me -- Mindy Kaling

December 2015

  • Abundance -- Peter H. Diamandis
  • Holidays on Ice -- David Sedaris
  • All the Light we Cannot See -- Anthony Doerr ⭐️
  • Modern Romance -- Aziz Ansari
  • The Girl on the Train -- Paula Hawkins ⭐️

January 2016

  • The Martian Chronicles -- Ray Bradbury ⭐️
  • The Like Switch -- Jack Schafer 😴
  • Snow Crash -- Neal Stephenson ⭐️
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work -- Mason Currey
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August -- Catherine Webb ⭐️

February 2016

  • The Intelligent Web -- Gautam Shroff 😴
  • The Girl with All the Gifts -- M. R. Carey ⭐️
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -- Stephen R. Covey

March 2016

  • Money, Master the Game -- Tony Robbins
  • The Power of Habit -- Charles Duhigg

April 2016

  • How Music Works -- David Byrne
  • You Are a Badass -- Jen Sincero
  • The Art of Possibility -- Ben Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander 😴
  • The Alchemist -- Paulo Coelho

May 2016

  • Vagabonding -- Rolf Potts
  • The Year Without Pants -- Scott Berkun
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World -- Cal Newport

June 2016

  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World -- Adam Grant ⭐️
  • A Brief History of Nearly Everything -- Bill Bryson
  • One More Thing -- B.J. Novak

July 2016

  • Hackers 😴

August 2016

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain -- Garth Stein ⭐️
  • Red Rising -- Pierce Brown ⭐️

September 2016

  • The Willpower Instinct -- Kelly McGonigal
  • Golden Son -- Pierce Brown ⭐️
  • Morning Star -- Pierce Brown ⭐️
  • Year of Yes -- Shonda Rhimes

October 2016

  • Americanah -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • How Not to Die -- Gene Stone and Michael Greger
  • Lights Out -- Ted Koppel

November 2016

  • You Must Write a Book -- Honoree Corder ⭐️
  • Dark Matter -- Blake Crouch ⭐️
  • The 4-Hour Body -- Tim Ferriss
  • Fat Chance -- Robert Lustig
  • Armada -- Ernest Cline

December 2016

  • A Little Life -- Hanya Yanagihara
  • Triggers -- Marshall Goldsmith
  • Born a Crime -- Trevor Noah ⭐️

January 2017

  • Algorithms to Live By -- Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
  • Tiny Beautiful Things -- Cheryl Strayed ⭐️
  • Flowers for Algernon -- Daniel Keyes ⭐️
  • Lock In -- John Scalzi ⭐️

February 2017

  • Guards! Guards! -- Terry Pratchett
  • Love Star -- Andri Snaer Magnason ⭐️
  • Wild -- Cheryl Strayed ⭐️
  • The Life of Pi -- Ang Lee
  • Resilient Web Design -- Jeremy Keith ⭐️

March 2017

  • Leaders Eat Last -- Simon Sinek ⭐️
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance -- Angela Duckworth

April 2017

  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike -- Phil Knight ⭐️
  • When Breath Becomes Air -- Paul Kalanithi ⭐️
  • The Sex Lives of Cannibals -- J. Maarten Troost ⭐️
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) -- Dennis E. Taylor ⭐️

May 2017

  • The Design of Everyday Things -- Donald A. Norman ⭐️
  • The Bear and the Nightingale -- Katherine Arden

June 2017

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck -- Mark Manson
  • And the Monkey Learned Nothing -- Tom Lutz

July 2017

  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon -- Brad Stone
  • Girls in White Dresses -- Jennifer Close
  • The Signal and the Noise -- Nate Silver

August 2017

  • Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy -- Mo Gawdat ⭐️
  • A Man Called Ove -- Frederik Backman ⭐️
  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World -- Tim Marshall ⭐️

September 2017

  • The Time Traveler's Wife -- Audrey Niffenegger ⭐️
  • A Million Years in a Day -- Greg Jenner

October 2017

  • The Sun and Her Flowers -- Rupi Kaur (poetry) ⭐️
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear -- Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Creativity Inc. -- Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace ⭐️
  • Milk and Honey -- Rupi Kaur (poetry)

November 2017

  • The Girls -- Emma Cline ⭐️
  • A House in the Sky -- Amanda Lindhout and Sarah Corbett ⭐️
  • Sapiens -- Yuval Noah Harari
  • Thinking in Systems -- Donella Meadows

December 2017

  • The Power -- Naomi Alderman ⭐️
  • The Handmaid's Tale -- Margaret Atwood ⭐️

January 2018

  • A House in the Sky: A Memoir -- Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
  • What Happened -- Hillary Clinton
  • Little Fires Everywhere -- Celeste Ng ⭐️
  • Principles: Life and Work -- Ray Dalio

February 2018

  • Homo Deus -- Yuval Noah Harari ⭐️

March 2018

  • Educated: A Memoir -- Tara Westover ⭐️
  • Broad Band -- Clair Evans ⭐️
  • The Glass Castle -- Jeannette Walls

April 2018

  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine -- Gail Honeyman
  • Pachinko -- Min Jin Lee

On Deck

  • How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World -- Steve Johnson
  • The New CSS Layout -- Rachel Andrews

To-Read/Recommendations:


  • Pitch Perfect -- Bill McGowan //via Wes Bos
  • Invisible Cities -- Italo Calvino //via Pat & Patricia