Nonfiction

  • 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)
  • Aurelius, Meditations (180)
  • Barabási, The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success (2018)
  • Bloom, How Pleasure Works (2010)
  • Bostrom, Superintelligence (2014)
  • Briggs, This Little Art (2017)
  • 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 & Griffiths, Algorithms to Live By (2016)
  • Christian, The Alignment Problem (2020)
  • Cialdini, Influence (1984)
  • Clear, Atomic Habits (2018)
  • Confucius, The Analects (-429)
  • Cowen, Discover Your Inner Economist (2007)
  • Cowen, Stubborn Attachments (2018)
  • Cowen, The Complacent Class (2017)
  • Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft (2009)
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Flow (1990)
  • Dawkins, The God Delusion (2006)
  • Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow (1998)
  • Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)
  • Duckworth, Grit (2016)
  • Durant, The Lessons of History (1968)
  • Eghbal, Working In Public (2020)
  • 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)
  • Galef, The Scout Mindset (2021)
  • Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster (2021)
  • 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)
  • Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (2019)
  • Gottlieb, The Dream of Reason (2000)
  • Graeber, Bullshit Jobs (2018)
  • Graeber, Debt (2011)
  • Graeber, The Democracy Project (2013)
  • Grinberg, Flask Web Development (2014)
  • Haidt, The Righteous Mind (2012)
  • Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis (2005)
  • Harari, Homo Deus (2017)
  • Harari, Sapiens (2011)
  • Hargrove, Playing With Movement (2014)
  • Harris, Free Will (2012)
  • Harris, The Nurture Assumption (1998)
  • Harris, Waking Up (2014)
  • Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach (1979)
  • Hofstadter, Le Ton beau de Marot (1997)
  • Holt, Why Does the World Exist? (2011)
  • Housel, The Psychology of Money (2020)
  • Huston, Teaching What You Don’t Know (2009)
  • Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007)
  • Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)
  • Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011)
  • Jahren, Lab Girl (2016)
  • 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)
  • Kishimi & Koga, The Courage to Be Disliked (2019)
  • Lang, Small Teaching (2016)
  • Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (1947)
  • McGrayne, The Theory That Would Not Die (2011)
  • Meadows, Thinking In Systems (2008)
  • Medina, Brain Rules (2008)
  • Milkman, How to Change (2021)
  • 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)
  • Payne & Barnett, The Economists’ Diet (2018)
  • Pinker, How the Mind Works (1997)
  • Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature (2010)
  • Pinker, The Language Instinct (1994)
  • Pinker, The Sense of Style (2014)
  • Ritchie, Intelligence (2015)
  • Robbins, MONEY Master the Game (2014)
  • Sapolsky, Behave (2017)
  • Schneier, Data and Goliath (2015)
  • Schneier, Secrets and Lies (2004)
  • Silver, The Signal and the Noise (2012)
  • Simler & Hanson, The Elephant in the Brain (2017)
  • Spong, A New Christianity for a New World (2001)
  • Stanovich et al., The Rationality Quotient (2016)
  • Stephens-Davidowitz, Everybody Lies (2017)
  • Strunk & White, The Elements of Style (1918)
  • Taleb, The Black Swan (2007)
  • Thaler, Nudge (2008)
  • Thiel, Zero to One (2014)
  • Thomas & Turner, Clear and Simple as the Truth (1994)
  • Thoreau, Walden (1854)
  • Tsatsouline, Kettlebell Simple & Sinister (2019)
  • Tzu, Tao Te Ching (-600)
  • Tzu, The Art of War (-500)
  • Vance, Elon Musk (2015)
  • Voss, Never Split the Difference (2016)
  • Wallace, Both Flesh and Not: Essays (2012)
  • Wells, The Ripple Effect (2017)
  • Westover, Educated (2018)
  • Wickham, Advanced R (2014)
  • Wiener, Uncanny Valley (2020)
  • Wilson, Teaching Tech Together (2018)
  • Wright, A Short History of Progress (2004)
  • Yudkowsky, Inadequate Equilibria (2017)
  • Yudkowsky, Rationality From AI to Zombies (2015)
  • Yudkowsky, Intelligent Characters (2014)

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