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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


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