2016 Book List


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

  1. The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time by Will Durant
  2. Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible by Jerry A. Coyne
  3. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian by Bernard Lewis
  5. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  6. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
  7. Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman by Michael Dobbs
  8. Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom
  9. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich
  10. On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Atkins
  12. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  13. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney
  14. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  15. Economics by Unknown
  16. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
  17. The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe by Steven Novella
  18. The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World’s Greatest Philosophers by Will Durant
  19. Hitler by Unknown
  20. The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll
  21. God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist by Victor J. Stenger
  22. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
  23. Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo
  24. Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World by Tim Whitmarsh
  25. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  26. Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
  27. The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane
  28. Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward
  29. Inequality by Unknown
  30. Emotion: A Very Short Introduction by Dylan Evans
  31. The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
  32. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  33. The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides by Aeschylus
  34. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
  35. Egyptian Book of the Dead by Unknown
  36. Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction by Steven Grosby
  37. The Earth: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Redfern
  38. Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction by James Fulcher
  39. Communism: A Very Short Introduction by Leslie Holmes
  40. Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World by David Silverman
  41. Modern China: A Very Short Introduction by Rana Mitter
  42. How to Speak How to Listen by Mortimer J. Adler
  43. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
  44. The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
  45. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  46. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  47. Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language by Steven Pinker
  48. The Information by James Gleick
  49. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

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