Reading List – 2017

6 Mar

Books I read in 2017:

  1. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis (A great story about the friendship and parting of two of the world’s great psychologists)
  2. History’s Greatest Discoveries And the People Who Made Them by Joel Levy (A good read)
  3. Pearl Harbor: An AP Special Anniversary Edition by The Associated Press (A good read though not too detailed)
  4. Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald (A great book on different types of biases we harbor)
  5. 3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias: Watch, Think, Act by Sondra Thiederman (A poorly written short book)
  6. The 25 Cognitive Biases: Understanding Human Psychology, Decision Making & How To Not Fall Victim To Them by Kai Musashi (A terrible book)
  7. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance (Elon Musk’s biography. A great book for Musk’s fans)
  8. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt (A good book about the life of a rich person, who happens to be the president’s wife)
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (The funniest book I’ve ever read. A must read.)
  10. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths (The premise is great, but the book totally deviates from the topic)
  11. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (A good read but a very narrow focus on why wars are great for a community)
  12. Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James (No comments)
  13. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance (A great book on the hard and desperate lives in the middle America)
  14. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool (A great book on how deliberate practice improves performance. One of the best book I’ve read.)
  15. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (A great book in support of introverts, with evidences)
  16. The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics by Barton Swaim (A very funny take on the workings of a governor’s office)
  17. The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth (A must book for beer aficionados)
  18. Simplify: How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed by Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood (A good book on simplifying business models and products to succeed)
  19. The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck (Extremely idealistic. Great book, didn’t finish, too theoretical)
  20. Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by John Brooks (A good read on a few business stories)
  21. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal (As the title implies. A good book for product/service designers)
  22. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (A crappy book by an awesome person)
  23. In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria (As the name implies. An okay book.)
  24. History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes (Great book with very detailed accounts of the civil war.)

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