Books I’ve Read

Last Updated: December 2016

 

2012

1. Richard Dawkins – The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

2. Lawrence Lessig – Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

3. Thorstein Veblen – The Theory of the Leisure Class

4. Ron Paul – End the Fed

5. Henry Hazlitt – Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

6. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner – Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

7. Henry Hazlitt – The Failure of the New Economics

8. Michael Lewis – Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

9. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner – SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

10. Ron Paul – Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

11. Sam Harris – The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

12. Hermin Melville – Moby Dick

13. Lawrence Lessig – Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – and a Plan to Stop It

14. Stephen Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

15. Lois Lowry – The Giver

16. Edmund Morris – The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

17. Carl Sagan – The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

18. Bill Clinton – My Life

19. John Green – Looking for Alaska

20. Jon Krakauer – Into the Wild

 

2013

1. Bill O’Reilly – Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

2. Walter Isaacson – Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

3. Rose Wilder Lane – Henry Ford’s Own Story: How A Farmer Boy Rose To The Power That Goes With Many Millions, Yet Never Lost Touch With Humanity

4. Jules Verne – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

5. David McCollough – John Adams

6. Ronald Reagan – The Reagan Diaries

7. Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

8. Robert F. Kennedy – To Seek a Newer World

9. Bill O’Reilly – Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

10. Christopher Hitchens – Mortality

11. George Bush – Decision Points

12. Joshua Foer – Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

13. Justin Halpern – Sh*t My Dad Says

14. Richard Dawkins – The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

15. Walter Isaacson – Einstein: His Life and Universe

16. Ron Chernow – Washington: A Life

17. Robert Caro – The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV

18. William L. Shirer – The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

19. Geoffrey Colvin – Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

20. Sun Tzu – The Art of War

21. Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin – The Unincorporated Man

22. Alan Lightman – Einstein’s Dreams

23. Marcus Aurelius – Meditations

24. Al Gore – The Assault on Reason

 

2014 through mid-2016

I stopped recording what I read for a while.

 

2016

1. Evan Thomas – Robert Kennedy: His Life

2. John Markoff – Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots

3. Neil Gaiman – American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel

4. Michael Lewis – Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

5. Ashlee Vance – Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

6. Bill O’Reilly – Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency

7. Bill O’Reilly – Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General

8. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha – Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

9. Andy Weir – The Martian

10. Ken Perenyi – Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger

11. Phil Dog – Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

12. Richard Matheson – What Dreams May Come: A Novel