Reading List

I read books on a wide variety of topics. Here is a list of books I’ve read this year. My very short take is included at the end.

Reading List – 2018

  1. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (A heartbreaking story about the friendship between two kids. One of my favorite books.)
  2. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (A great book about learning from big data using Google search results)
  3. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (Started in a promising manner but lost it’s way. Avoid.)
  4. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  6. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink (A research-backed theory on when to do what. Good book.)
  7. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway (A good book on what makes these four companies great.)
  8. The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti (A must read for people interested learning what economic forces separate the different regions in the US)
  9. Wired To Grow by Britt Andreatta (Too short and simplified. Avoid)
  10. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly (A deeply flawed book. More word play and opinion than facts and figures. Avoid)
  11. Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky (A great book for community organizers. Reportedly followed by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama)
  12. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu (A good book on the history of advertising but unnecessarily long.)
  13. Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s Future – and What to Do About It by Tien Tzuo and Gabe Weisert (A great book by the CEO of Zuora on why businesses are moving and should move to a subscription model)
  14. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (The beginnings of Batman when he was a teenager. A nice book.)
  15. The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age by David E. Sanger
  16. Origin by Dan Brown (Typical Dan Brown book, but with much less suspense and puzzle-solving.)

Reading List – 2017

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