2014 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2014.

  1. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
  2. And Man Created God: A History of the World at the Time of Jesus by Selina O’Grady
  3. No Gods, No Guilt by Dr. Stephen Frederick Uhl
  4. A History of the Middle Ages by Crane Brinton, John Christopher, Robert Wolff
  5. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible by Robert J. Hutchinson
  6. A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  7. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Mode by Lisa Randall
  8. How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil
  9. Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch
  10. The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wasserman
  11. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond
  12. Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word by Toni Morrison
  13. The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning by Daniel Bor
  14. Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody by Friedrich Nietzsche
  15. The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas by Robin Harvie, Stephanie Meyers
  16. The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction by Amrita Narlikar
  17. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
  18. A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of by Wafa Sultan
  19. Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith by Richard Carrier
  20. A History of Rome by Cyril Edward Robinson
  21. Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction by Veronique Mottier
  22. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
  23. Lucky Man: A Memoir by Michael J. Fox
  24. Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction by A. C. Grayling
  25. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  26. Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved by Frans de Waal
  27. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  28. How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
  29. The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life by A. C. Grayling
  30. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves by Dan Ariely
  31. The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead by David Shields
  32. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
  33. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  34. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  35. Fables of the Ancients?: Folklore in the Qur’an by Alan Dundes
  36. The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed by Bart D. Ehrman
  37. Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
  38. On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
  39. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  40. Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell
  41. The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind’s Greatest Invention by Guy Deutscher
  42. The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization’s Best Bits by Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand, Editors of Mental Floss
  43. Getting Even by Woody Allen
  44. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Inwood
  45. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  46. Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought by Pascal Boyer
  47. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (Themes in Islamic History) by Jonathan P. Berkey
  48. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  49. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  50. When I Was a Child I Read Books: Essays by Marilynne Robinson
  51. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  52. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  53. Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
  54. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
  55. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
  56. I Don’t Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges
  57. Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma
  58. A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian
  59. Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt
  60. Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, Don Tennant
  61. Justinian’s Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire by William Rosen
  62. The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton
  63. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  64. The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality by Chris Mooney
  65. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life In by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  66. Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us by Duncan J. Watts
  67. God Bless America: Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States by Karen Stollznow
  68. Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus by Richard Carrier
  69. Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  70. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
  71. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
  72. An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage
  73. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel by Milan Kundera

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