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Books I’ve Read (2021)

Reading is my vice :)
So not enough time, too many books :)
This years running list is below. You can find older years at the bottom.


January

  1. The Half-Inch Himalayas, Agha Shahid Ali

  2. Drive, James S. A. Corey

  3. The Churn, James S. A. Corey

  4. The Butcher of Anderson Station, James S. A. Corey

  5. Reacher Said Nothing; Lee Child and the Making of Make Me, Andy Martin

  6. The Golden Spider, Anne Renwick

  7. The Silver Skull, Anne Renwick

  8. The Iron Fin, Anne Renwick


February

  1. #AskGaryVee, Gary Vaynerchuk

  2. Aidan Redding Against the Universes, Michael W Lucas

    • Sticky Supersaturation
    • No More Lonesome Blue Rings
  3. Cashflow for Creators, Michael W Lucas


March

  1. The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey

  2. Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton

  3. Dying Every Day, James Romm

  4. Atomic Habits, James Clear (Lindy Book)

  5. Habeas Data, Cyrus Farivar

  6. The MaxCoders Guide To Finding Your Dream Developer Job, Charles Max Wood


April

  1. Art Matters, Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell

May

  1. The Curse of Capistrano, Johnston McCulley

  2. Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir

  3. The Mongol Empire, Craig G. Benjamin, The Great Courses

  4. Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo

  5. Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo

  6. Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo

  7. The Language of Thorns, Leigh Bardugo

  8. The Lives of Saints, Leigh Bardugo

  9. The Demon in the Wood, Leigh Bardugo

  10. The Tailor, Leigh Bardugo

  11. Early Retirement Extreme, Jakob Lund Fisker

  12. Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger

  13. Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

  14. The Overstory, Richard Powers

  15. The Other Black Girl, Zakiya Dalila Harris


June

  1. A World Without Email, Cal Newport

  2. Influence: Science and Practice, Robert B. Cialdini


July

  1. Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

  2. Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo

  3. King of Scars, Leigh Bardugo

  4. Rule of Wolves, Leigh Bardugo

  5. The Comfort Crisis, Michael Easter

  6. Super Thinking, Gabriel Weinberg & Lauren McCann

  7. A Mathematician’s Lament, Paul Lockhart

  8. Swimming Across, Andrew S. Grove

  9. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton

  10. One–On–One with Andy Grove, Andrew S. Grove

  11. The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton

  12. This is Water, David Foster Wallace
    My idols have feet of clay, as usual. The book is one of those, do as I say, not as I do books. I learnt about his abusive behaviour about a month after reading the book. While I absolutely loved it, I cannot in good conscience suggest you buy it anymore. Hopefully the clip I linked to, should be enough, because what he did share in the talk, is worth emulating, even if he himself, didn’t.

  13. On Reading and Books, Arthur Schopenhauer

  14. How to Pronounce Knife, Souvankham Thammavongsa

  15. Brave Enough, Cheryl Strayed (Lindy Book)


August

  1. Wham!, George Michael, and Me: A Memoir, Andrew Ridgeley

  2. Liftoff, Eric Berger

  3. Draft No. 4, John McPhee

  4. Rethinking Your Job Search in Tech, Jon Jackson

  5. How to Retire Early in India, M Pattabiraman

  6. Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Story (by Maurice), Greg Keyes

  7. The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne

  8. Don’t be a Tourist in Paris: The Messy Nessy Chic Guide, Vanessa Grall


September

  1. Infinite Powers, Steven Strogatz

  2. The Calculus of Friendship, Steven Strogatz

  3. The Joy of X, Steven Strogatz

  4. Letters to a Young Mathematician, Ian Stewart

  5. Supernova in the East, I-VI, Dan Carlin

  6. Out of Bedlam, Stephen Gallagher

  7. The Kingdom of Bones, Stephen Gallagher


October

  1. Invent and Wander, Jeff Bezos

  2. Fire & Blood, George R. R. Martin & Doug Wheatley

  3. The Ultimate Deliberate Practice Guide: How to Be the Best, Shane Parrish


November

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson

  2. Needle Points, Tablet’s exploration into the sources and nature of vaccine hesitancy, Norman Doidge (for Tablet Magazine)1

  3. The Year Without Pants: Wordpress.com and the Future of Work, Scott Berkun

  4. So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport

  5. Little Bets, Peter Sims

  6. The Missing Readme: A Guide for the New Software Engineer, Chris Riccomini & Dmitriy Ryaboy

  7. Company of One, Paul Jarvis

  8. Discipline Equals Freedom, Jocko Willink


December

  1. How to Fight a Hydra, Josh Kaufman

  2. The Personal MBA, Josh Kaufman

  3. 24 Hour Mindfullness, Rohan Gunatillake

  4. 30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics, Adelyn Birch

  5. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami

  6. End of Life Guideline Series, Barbara Karnes

  7. The Final Act of Living, Barbara Karnes

  8. Finish What You Start, Peter Hollins

  9. What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton

  10. Challenging the Cult of Speed, Shane Parrish

  11. Crush It, Gary Vaynerchuk

  12. In Praise of Slowness, Carl Honore

  13. The Story of Us, Tim Urban

  14. Relic, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  15. Extraction, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  16. Reliquary, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  17. The Cabinet of Curiosities, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  18. Still Life With Crows, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  19. Brimstone, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  20. Dance of Death, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  21. The Book of the Dead, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  22. The Wheel of Darkness, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  23. Cemetery Dance, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  24. Fever Dream, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  25. Cold Vengeance, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

  26. Two Graves, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child


Want more? Here’s my Lindy set and here’s what I read through the years.


  1. That link is to a pdf version of the full article. If you prefer to read it in parts online, here you go.