Non-Fiction

  • Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big (2013)
  • Adler & Van Doren, How to Read a Book (1972)
  • Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes (2017)
  • Ariely, Predictably Irrational (2008)
  • Asimov, Nightfall (1990)
  • Aurelius, Meditations (180)
  • Barabási, The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success (2018)
  • Bostrom, Superintelligence (2014)
  • Browder, Red Notice (2014)
  • Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion (1991)
  • Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936) ★
  • Caro, The Path to Power (1982) ★
  • Catmull, Creativity, Inc. (2009)
  • Chilton, The Wealthy Barber Returns (2011)
  • Christian, Algorithms to Live By (2016) ★
  • Cialdini, Influence (1984)
  • Clear, Atomic Habits (2018)
  • Confucius, The Analects (-429)
  • Cowen, Discover Your Inner Economist (2007)
  • Cowen, Stubborn Attachments (2018)
  • Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow (1998)
  • Dawkins, The God Delusion (2006)
  • Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)
  • Durant, The Lessons of History (1968)
  • Ellenberg, How Not to Be Wrong (2014)
  • Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays (1844)
  • Feynman, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985)
  • Finnegan, Barbarian Days (2015)
  • Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (1947) ★
  • Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791)
  • Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness (2006)
  • Gladwell, Outliers (2008)
  • Gleick, Chaos (1987)
  • Gleick, Isaac Newton (2003) ★
  • Gleick, The Information (2011) ★
  • Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954)
  • Goleman & Davidson, Altered Traits (2017)
  • Gopen, The Sense of Structure (2004)
  • Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis (2005) ★
  • Haidt, The Righteous Mind (2012) ★
  • Harari, Sapiens (2011)
  • Harari, Homo Deus (2017)
  • Hargrove, Playing With Movement (2014)
  • Harris, The Nurture Assumption (1998)
  • Harris, Free Will (2012) ★
  • Harris, Waking Up (2014) ★
  • Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach (1979) ★
  • Holt, Why Does the World Exist? (2011)
  • Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011)
  • James et al., An Introduction to Statistical Learning (2017)
  • Johnstone, Impro (1979)
  • Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living (1990)
  • Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
  • Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air (2016)
  • Kaufman, The Personal MBA (2010)
  • King, On Writing (2000) ★
  • Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (1947)
  • McGrayne, The Theory That Would Not Die (2011)
  • Medina, Brain Rules (2008)
  • Miller, Know My Name (2019) ★
  • Moss, The Rookie (2016)
  • Nielsen, Reinventing Discovery (2011) ★
  • O’Shaughnessy, Millennial Money (2014)
  • Oakley, A Mind for Numbers (2014)
  • Olson, Houston, We Have a Narrative (2015)
  • Pinker, The Language Instinct (1994) ★
  • Pinker, How the Mind Works (1997) ★
  • Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature (2010)
  • Pinker, The Sense of Style (2014) ★
  • Ritchie, Intelligence (2015)
  • Robbins, MONEY Master the Game (2014)
  • Sapolsky, Behave (2017)
  • Schneier, Data and Goliath (2015)
  • Silver, The Signal and the Noise (2012)
  • Simler & Hanson, The Elephant in the Brain (2017)
  • Smith, The World’s Religions (1958)
  • Spong, A New Christianity for a New World (2001)
  • Stephens-Davidowitz, Everybody Lies (2017)
  • Strunk, The Elements of Style (1918)
  • Taleb, The Black Swan (2007)
  • Thaler, Nudge (2008)
  • Thiel, Zero to One (2014)
  • Thoreau, Walden (1854)
  • Tsatsouline, Kettlebell Simple & Sinister (2019)
  • Tzu, The Art of War (-500)
  • Tzu, Tao Te Ching (-600)
  • Vance, Elon Musk (2015)
  • Voss, Never Split the Difference (2016)
  • Wallace, Both Flesh and Not: Essays (2012) ★
  • Westover, Educated (2018) ★
  • Wickham, Advanced R (2014) ★
  • Wright, A Short History of Progress (2004)
  • Yudkowsky, Rationality From AI to Zombies (2015) ★
  • Yudkowsky, Inadequate Equilibria (2017)
  • Zinsser, On Writing Well (1976)

Links to this page