2017 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2017.

  1. The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within by Stephen Fry
  2. The Book of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson, John Lloyd
  3. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  4. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  5. Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Howe
  6. Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty
  7. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  8. Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction by John Polkinghorne
  9. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
  10. Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles
  11. Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Harms the Planet and Threatens Our Lives by Michael Specter
  12. On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt by Richard Carrier
  13. Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha
  14. The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright
  15. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman
  16. Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
  17. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker
  18. Siddhartha by Hermann; Rosner, Hilda (translator) Hesse
  19. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance by James Hansen
  20. Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences by René Descartes
  21. Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth by Brad Blanton
  22. Feminism: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret Walters
  23. Isaac Newton by James Gleick
  24. The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society by Frans de Waal
  25. Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker
  26. Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction by Robert J. C. Young
  27. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. by Daniel Coyle
  28. Contact by Carl Sagan
  29. D-Day, June 6, 1944; The Climactic Battle of World War II. by Stephen E. Ambrose
  30. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz
  31. The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
  32. The Devine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  33. The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz
  34. Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman
  35. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  36. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  37. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  38. Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
  39. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  40. The Little Book of Trading: Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings by Michael W. Covel
  41. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain by Mark Twain
  42. Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins
  43. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  44. Man’s Search For Ultimate Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  45. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  46. No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos
  47. Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. by Will Durant
  48. The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John McWhorter
  49. Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Paul Bahn
  50. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
  51. Enemy at the Gates : The Battle for Stalingrad by William Craig
  52. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
  53. “Excuse Me, But I Was Next…”: How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas by Peggy Post
  54. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks
  55. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One) by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  56. Armenians in Egypt by Sona Zeitlian
  57. The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  58. The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  59. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
  60. Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole by Ann Coulter
  61. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  62. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  63. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
  64. Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story: Formerly American Ambassador to Turkey by Henry Morgenthau
  65. The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far: Why Are We Here? by Lawrence M. Krauss
  66. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth
  67. Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
  68. God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction by Dan Barker
  69. “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide by Ronald Grigor Suny
  70. Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler
  71. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  72. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (AmazonClassics Edition) by Edwin A. Abbott
  73. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
  74. The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain by Daniel Gardner
  75. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow
  76. We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olson
  77. Everybody Is Wrong About God by James A. Lindsay
  78. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, by Michael Pollan
  79. The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford
  80. Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life by Joshua Rubenstein
  81. The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, V by David J. Linden
  82. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
  83. Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union by Stephen Budiansky
  84. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

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