Reading

You are what you eat. To that end, here’s a list of books I’ve read recently.

I have an eclectic appetite, ranging from techno thrillers and pulp sci-fi to general fiction and non-fiction about startups, technology, philosophy, interesting people and the world. From time to time I may write brief summaries / reviews. Books marked with “*” are those I found particularly useful / insightful / awesome. Send recommendations!

2018: 

  • NW, Zadie Smith [fiction]
  • The Postmortal, Drew Magary [fiction]
  • * The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde [fiction]
  • Timeline, Michael Crichton [fiction]
  • ** Meditations, Marcus Aurelius [memoir]
  • * We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, Phillip Gourevitch [non-fiction]
  • Slicing Pie, Mike Moyer [non-fiction]
  • * 10:04, Ben Lerner [fiction]
  • All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr [fiction]
  • No Longer At Ease, Chinua Achebe [fiction]
  • Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck [memoir]
  • Brotopia, Emily Chang [non-fiction]
  • Brief Encounters With Che Guevara, Ben Fountain [short stories]
  • How Will You Measure Your Life, Clayton Christiansen [non-fiction]
  • Chaos Monkeys, Antonio Garcia Martinez [non-fiction]
  • Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff [non-fiction]

2017:

  • * Life and Times of Michael K, JM Coetzee [fiction]
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell [fiction]
  • * Collected Poems, W.B Yeats [poems]
  • * Pachinko, Min Jin Lee [fiction]
  • Hawaii, James Michener [fiction]
  • Her Body And Other Parties, Carmen Machado [short stories]
  • ** Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe [fiction]
  • * World War Z, Max Brooks [fiction]
  • * Disgrace, JM Coetzee [fiction]
  • * Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Fenyman, Richard Fenyman [memoir]
  • Water Music, TC Boyle [fiction]
  • Dark Matter, Blake Crouch [fiction]
  • Cumulus, Eliot Peper [fiction]
  • Shogun, James Clavell [fiction]
  • Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance [non-fiction]
  • Free Will, Sam Harris [non-fiction]
  • Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem [fiction]
  • Elon Musk: SpaceX, Tesla, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future [non-fiction]
  • ** Thousand Cranes, Yasunari Kawabata [fiction]
  • End of Eddy, Edouard Louis [fiction]
  • Drive, Adam Grant [non-fiction]
  • The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro [fiction]
  • Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes [fiction]
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseni [fiction]
  • * Seveneves, Neal Stephenson [fiction]
  • * The Sellout, Paul Beatty [fiction]
  • The Refugees, Viet Nguyen [fiction]
  • * The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz [non-fiction]
  • Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman [fiction]
  • * Snow Country, Yasunari Kawabata [fiction]
  • ** East of Eden, John Steinbeck [fiction]
  • A Tale For The Time Being, Ruth Ozeki [fiction]
  • * Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson [fiction]

Last updated: May 2018