Books

I like to read non-fiction books. My goals for reading books include:

  1. Satisfying curiosity
  2. Understanding the world around us
  3. Develop a better world view - to help develop a more rational intuition.

I am incredibly slow at reading, but really fast at understanding concepts. So, I prefer to read books that contain a lot more information.

2019

  • The Other One Percent: Indians in America (Ongoing)
  • Highly Sensitive Person in Love (Ongoing)
  • Highly Sensitive Person (Ongoing)
  • Why We Sleep (Ongoing)
  • Quiet
  • Theodore Rex
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
  • Education
  • The Body Keeps The Score
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Becoming
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • Born a Crime
  • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth
  • Nudge

2018

  • Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers - amzn
  • Designing Distributed Systems - O’Reilly
  • Negotiation (Harvard Business Essentials Series) - amzn
  • Manager’s Path - amzn
  • Measure What Matters - amzn
  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress - amzn
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child - amzn
  • Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts - amzn
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life - amzn
  • Zero to One
  • I Contain Multitudes
  • Hyperbole and a Half
  • An Unquiet Mind
  • Principles: Life and Work
  • Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World
  • Serious Cryptography
  • The Three-Body Problem
  • Hit Refresh
  • Awakening the Buddha Within

2017

Book collection in 2017

  • To Sell Is Human
  • Homo Deus
  • Algorithms to Live By
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Audiobook)
  • Daring Greatly (Audiobook)
  • 1984 (Audiobook)
  • The Organized Mind (Audiobook)
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • High Output Management
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma (~ 75% remaining)
  • Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City
  • India After Gandhi
  • Elon Musk
  • Sapiens
  • Why Nations Fail
  • Modern Romance (Audiobook)
  • Pitch Anything
  • Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction - link
  • Deep Learning - link

2016

  • The Vital Question
  • The Checklist Manifesto
  • Thinking Fast and Slow
  • The Emperor of All Maladies
  • When Breath Becomes Air (~ 50% remaining)
  • The Gene (~ 50% remaining)
  • Godel, Escher, Bach (~ 75% remaining)
  • Being Mortal
  • The Power of Habit

2015

  • A Little History of the World
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • Imagining India (Incomplete)
  • One More Thing (Incomplete)

2014

  • The Black Swan (Incomplete)

2013

  • Durbar
  • A Game of Thrones
  • A Storm of Swords
  • A Feast for Crows (Incomplete)

2012

  • Steve Jobs

2011

  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit

2009

  • Surely, You’re Joking Mr Feynman
  • The Alchemist
  • The Kite Runner

2008

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

2007

  • Five Point Someone

2003