2015 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2015.

  1. The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest by Yochai Benkler
  2. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren
  3. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow
  4. An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas by Stephen Jay Gould
  5. Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman
  6. What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East by Bernard Lewis
  7. Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore by Jay Sekulow
  8. Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman
  9. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
  10. The Day the Universe Changed by James Burke
  11. Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges
  12. Without Honour by Rob Tripp
  13. The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks
  14. The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymus & Andrew George
  15. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann
  16. Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam’s Obscure Origins by Robert Spencer
  17. Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory by Edward J. Larson
  18. How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
  19. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
  20. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
  21. The Story Of The Renaissance by William Henry Hudson
  22. Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society by David Sloan Wilson
  23. The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie
  24. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  25. Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction by Rodolfo Saracci
  26. Connections by James Burke
  27. Full Circle: One Man’s Journey by Air, Train, Boat and Occasionally Very Sore Feet by Michael Palin
  28. Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch
  29. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  30. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  31. Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is by Friedrich Nietzsche
  32. L’étranger by Albert Camus
  33. Waiting for Godot (Eng rev): A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett
  34. Ethics: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Blackburn
  35. Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  36. Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to by Ken Jennings
  37. The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson
  38. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
  39. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
  40. Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
  41. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
  42. It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past by David Satter
  43. Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution Of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond
  44. The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer
  45. Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis
  46. Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation by Jennifer Michael Hecht
  47. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
  48. The Rage and the Pride by Oriana Fallaci
  49. The Iliad by Homer
  50. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  51. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye

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