Bookshelf

I believe reading and travel are the best ways to expose yourself to new ideas. Travelling can be expensive. So, largely I “travel” (through time and space) through the books I read.

Here is a semi-complete list of the books I own. I have lent many to friends and family and donated others. I prefer to have at least 80% of my books unread. I only keep a book I’ve read if I am going to re-read it or use it for reference later.

I’ve highlighted good books in blue, and great books in orange. These recommendations are contextual though. At one time, a certain book might be life changing, but at another time be meaningless.

This page will be updated as I get new books. Send me recommendations!

  • Four hour work week
  • Dealers of Lightning
  • Courage to be disliked
  • Skunk works
  • Soul of the new machine
  • Jobs
  • Stalingrad
  • Creativity Inc
  • Infinite Jest
  • Crying in H Mart
  • The Sun also rises
  • The old man and the sea
  • The Game
  • Kafka
  • Klara and the sun
  • Guernica
  • Thursday Murder Club
  • Thursday Murder Club 2
  • Prey
  • Girl A
  • Groupthink - A study in self-delusion
  • Surface Detail
  • The Great Indoors
  • Walkable City
  • Do androids dream of electric sheep
  • Meditations
  • The Island
  • The picture of dorian grey
  • Talking to strangers
  • Walden
  • Surely you’re joking Mr Feynman
  • Cats Cradle
  • Zen and the art of motorcycle maintainence
  • All quiet on the western front
  • The handmaidens tale
  • The rum diary
  • Mans search for meaning
  • Stuff matters
  • Checklist manifesto
  • Bad blood
  • The man who mistook his wife for a hat
  • Perfume
  • Bridge over the river kwai
  • Principles
  • Spy the lie
  • Bad science
  • Why we sleep
  • Chekov Plays
  • Shoe dog
  • Business for punks
  • Flash boys
  • Zero to one
  • Trust me, I’m lying
  • Masters of doom
  • Animal farm
  • Undercover economist
  • Blitzed