2018 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2018.

  1. Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth
  2. The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself by Hannah Holmes
  3. The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons
  4. The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran by Christoph Luxenberg
  5. The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons
  6. The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive by Brian Christian
  7. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  8. Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differe by Leonard Sax M.D. Ph.D.
  9. The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God by David J. Linden
  10. The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save O by Shankar Vedantam
  11. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  12. Epistemology: A Beginner’s Guide by Robert M. Martin
  13. Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry
  14. Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jerry Kaplan
  15. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  16. Horsemen of the Apocalypse: The Men Who Are Destroying Life on Earth―And What It Means for Our Child by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Dick Russell
  17. An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor
  18. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
  19. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  20. Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life by David Koerner, Simon LeVay
  21. Lenin: A New Biography by Dmitri Volkogonov
  22. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  23. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  24. The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Frans de Waal
  25. From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett
  26. Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life by Steven Johnson
  27. The Panda’s Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
  28. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
  29. The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
  30. Canada by Mike Myers
  31. Moscow, December 25, 1991 by Conor O’Clery
  32. Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America and Found Unexpected Peace by William Lobdell
  33. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
  34. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 20 by Philip K. Dick
  35. A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt by H.A. Hellyer
  36. A People’s History of the Russian Revolution by Neil Faulkner
  37. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  38. Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre
  39. State and Revolution by Vladimir Ilich Lenin
  40. We Have a Deal: How to Negotiate with Intelligence, Flexibility and Power by Natalie Reynolds
  41. Autopilot: The Art & Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew smart
  42. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, Robert Hessen
  43. The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
  44. Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
  45. Common Sense on Mutual Funds: Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition by John C. Bogle
  46. Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  47. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  48. Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
  49. Slavery in the Arab World by Murray Gordon
  50. Marx: A Beginner’s Guide by Andrew Collier
  51. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  52. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon
  53. Your Conscious Mind: Unravelling the greatest mystery of the human brain by New Scientist
  54. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel
  55. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
  56. Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett
  57. Getting Opera: A Guide for the Cultured but Confused by Matt Dobkin
  58. The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean by John Julius Norwich
  59. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
  60. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
  61. Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil by Peter Maass
  62. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David R. Montgomery
  63. 13 Things that Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks

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