2016 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2016.

  1. Without Feathers by Woody Allen
  2. The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People by Michael Shermer
  3. The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 by John Toland
  4. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye
  5. Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language by Steven Pinker
  6. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Inwood
  7. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  8. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
  9. Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible by Jerry A. Coyne
  10. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  11. Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian by Bernard Lewis, Buntzie Ellis Churchill
  12. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  13. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
  14. Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman–from World War to Cold War by Michael Dobbs
  15. Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom
  16. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
  17. On the Genealogy of Morality by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  18. The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Atkins
  19. The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick
  20. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  21. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of I by Kelly McGonigal
  22. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  23. Economics: The User’s Guide by Ha-Joon Chang
  24. The Interpretation of Dreams: The Complete and Definitive Text by Sigmund Freud
  25. The Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal by Lynne Kelly
  26. The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers by Will Durant
  27. Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography by John Toland
  28. The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll
  29. God: The Failed Hypothesis. How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist by Victor J. Stenger
  30. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
  31. Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo
  32. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World by Tim Whitmarsh
  33. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  34. Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
  35. The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane
  36. Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward
  37. Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  38. Emotion: A Very Short Introduction by Dylan Evans
  39. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  40. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  41. The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides by Aeschylus
  42. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
  43. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing In The Bardo by Chogyam Trungpa, Francesca Fremantle
  44. Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction by Steven Grosby
  45. The Earth: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Redfern
  46. Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher
  47. Communism: A History by Richard Pipes
  48. Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World by David Silverman
  49. Modern China: A Very Short Introduction by Rana Mitter
  50. How to Speak, How to Listen by Mortimer J. Adler
  51. Breakfast of Champions: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
  52. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Albert Camus
  53. Beowolf by Anonymous

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