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

  1. Satisfying curiosity
  2. Understanding the world around us
  3. Develop an informed 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.



  1. The Design of Everyday Things
  2. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
  3. Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry
  4. Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old
  5. The Code Breaker
  6. Hidden Valley Road
  7. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
  8. The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power


  1. Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek Murthy
  2. Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh
  3. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn Saks
  4. The Disordered Mind
  5. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions
  6. Man’s Search for Meaning
  7. Highly Sensitive Person
  8. A Little History of Economics
  9. Range


  1. Why We Sleep
  2. Quiet
  3. Theodore Rex
  4. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
  5. Education
  6. The Body Keeps The Score
  7. Nonviolent Communication
  8. Becoming
  9. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  10. Born a Crime
  11. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
  12. The Rise and Fall of American Growth
  13. Nudge


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • The Black Swan (Incomplete)


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


  • Steve Jobs


  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit


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


  • 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


  • Five Point Someone