Books tagged 'nonfiction'

Finished

  • Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big (2013)
  • Sönke Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes (2017)
  • Robert C. Allen, The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (2017)
  • Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational (2008)
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (180)
  • Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
  • Robert A. Caro, The Path to Power (1982)
  • David Chilton, The Wealthy Barber Returns (2011)
  • Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths, Algorithms to Live By (2016)
  • Brian Christian, The Alignment Problem (2020)
  • Robert B. Cialdini, Influence (1984)
  • James Clear, Atomic Habits (2018)
  • Tyler Cowen, Discover Your Inner Economist (2007)
  • Tyler Cowen, Stubborn Attachments (2018)
  • Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft (2009)
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow (1990)
  • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (2006)
  • Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow (1998)
  • Barbara Demick, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea (2009)
  • Will Durant, The Lessons of History (1968)
  • Nadia Eghbal, Working In Public (2020)
  • Richard P. Feynman, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985)
  • Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl (1947)
  • Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791)
  • Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset (2021)
  • Bill Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster (2021)
  • Daniel Todd Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness (2006)
  • Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers (2008)
  • James Gleick, Isaac Newton (2003)
  • James Gleick, The Information (2011)
  • Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson, Altered Traits (2017)
  • Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (2019)
  • David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs (2018)
  • David Graeber, Debt (2011)
  • David Graeber, The Democracy Project (2013)
  • Miguel Grinberg, Flask Web Development (2014)
  • Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis (2005)
  • Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind (2012)
  • Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus (2017)
  • Todd Hargrove, Playing With Movement (2014)
  • Judith Rich Harris, The Nurture Assumption (1998)
  • Sam Harris, Free Will (2012)
  • Sam Harris, Waking Up (2014)
  • Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach (1979)
  • Jim Holt, Why Does the World Exist? (2011)
  • Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011)
  • Hope Jahren, Lab Girl (2016)
  • Gareth James et al., An Introduction to Statistical Learning (2017)
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
  • Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air (2016)
  • Josh Kaufman, The Personal MBA (2010)
  • Stephen King, On Writing (2000)
  • Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga, The Courage to Be Disliked (2019)
  • Maria Konnikova, The Biggest Bluff (2020)
  • Jaron Lanier, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (2018)
  • Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (1959)
  • Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (1947)
  • Howard Marks, The Most Important Thing (2011)
  • Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, The Theory That Would Not Die (2011)
  • John Medina, Brain Rules (2008)
  • Katy Milkman, How to Change (2021)
  • Chanel Miller, Know My Name (2019)
  • Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (2016)
  • C. Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art (2020)
  • Michael Nielsen, Reinventing Discovery (2011)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy, Millennial Money (2014)
  • Barbara Oakley, A Mind for Numbers (2014)
  • Christopher Payne & Rob Barnett, The Economists’ Diet (2018)
  • Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works (1997)
  • Steven Pinker, The Language Instinct (1994)
  • Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style (2014)
  • Stuart Ritchie, Intelligence: All That Matters (2015)
  • Anthony Robbins, MONEY Master the Game (2014)
  • Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath (2015)
  • Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise (2012)
  • John Shelby Spong, A New Christianity for a New World (2001)
  • Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Everybody Lies (2017)
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan (2007)
  • Richard H. Thaler, Nudge (2008)
  • Peter Thiel, Zero to One (2014)
  • Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)
  • Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk (2015)
  • Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference (2016)
  • Greg Wells, The Ripple Effect (2017)
  • Tara Westover, Educated (2018)
  • Hadley Wickham, Advanced R (2014)
  • Anna Wiener, Uncanny Valley (2020)
  • Susan R. Wolf, Meaning in Life and Why it Matters (2010)
  • Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress (2004)
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky, Inadequate Equilibria (2017)
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky, Intelligent Characters (2014)

Skimmed, sampled from, or abandoned

  • Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book (1972)
  • Albert-László Barabási, The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success (2018)
  • Paul Bloom, How Pleasure Works (2010)
  • Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence (2014)
  • Kate Briggs, This Little Art (2017)
  • Bill Browder, Red Notice (2014)
  • Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion (1991)
  • Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense (2015)
  • Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc. (2009)
  • Confucius, The Analects (429 BC)
  • Tyler Cowen, The Complacent Class (2017)
  • Ray Dalio, Principles: Life & Work (2017)
  • Angela Duckworth, Grit (2016)
  • Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to Be Wrong (2014)
  • Charles Ellis, Winning the Loser’s Game (8th edition) (2021)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays (1844)
  • William Finnegan, Barbarian Days (2015)
  • Joshua B. Freeman, Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World (2018)
  • Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens (2011)
  • Douglas Hofstadter, Le Ton beau de Marot (1997)
  • Morgan Housel, The Psychology of Money (2020)
  • Douglas Hubbard, How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business (3rd edition) (2014)
  • Therese Huston, Teaching What You Don’t Know (2009)
  • Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007)
  • Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)
  • Keith Johnstone, Impro (1979)
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living (1990)
  • James M. Lang, Small Teaching (2016)
  • Burton G. Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street (12th edition) (2019)
  • Donella Meadows, Thinking In Systems (2008)
  • Stephen Moss, The Rookie (2016)
  • Randy Olson, Houston, We Have a Narrative (2015)
  • Susan Pinker, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-Face Contact Is Good for Our Health, Happiness, Learning, and Longevity (2013)
  • Amanda H. Podany, Ancient Mesopotamia (2018)
  • Richard Prum, The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World—And Us (2017)
  • Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986)
  • Bruce Schneier, Secrets and Lies (2004)
  • Keith Stanovich et al., The Rationality Quotient (2016)
  • William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White, The Elements of Style (1918)
  • Francis-Noël Thomas & Mark Turner, Clear and Simple as the Truth (1994)
  • Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (~600 BC)
  • Sun Tzu, The Art of War (~500 BC)
  • David Foster Wallace, Both Flesh and Not: Essays (2012)
  • Greg Wilson, Teaching Tech Together (2018)

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