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: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx
  7. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
  8. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  9. Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction by John Polkinghorne
  10. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
  11. Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles
  12. Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threa tens Our by Michael Specter
  13. On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt by Richard Carrier
  14. Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha
  15. The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright
  16. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman
  17. Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre
  18. Druids: A Very Short Introduction by Barry Cunliffe
  19. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (P.S.) by Steven Pinker
  20. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  21. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Sa by James Hansen
  22. Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences by René Descartes
  23. Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth by Brad Blanton
  24. Feminism: A Very Short Introduction by Margaret Walters
  25. Newton: A Very Short Introduction by Robert Iliffe
  26. The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society by Frans de Waal
  27. Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker
  28. Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction by Robert J. C. Young
  29. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. by Daniel Coyle
  30. Darwin: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Howard
  31. Contact by Carl Sagan
  32. D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War by Stephen E. Ambrose
  33. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz
  34. The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant
  35. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  36. The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz
  37. Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Friedman
  38. By Robert A. Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  39. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  40. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  41. Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
  42. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  43. The Little Book of Trading: Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings by Michael W. Covel
  44. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Original Illustrations by Mark Twain
  45. Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins
  46. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  47. Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning by Viktor E Frankl
  48. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  49. No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos
  50. Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. by Will Durant
  51. The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John McWhorter
  52. Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Bahn
  53. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
  54. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor
  55. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
  56. The Celts: A Very Short Introduction by Barry Cunliffe
  57. Excuse Me, But I Was Next: How to Handle the Top 100 Manners Dilemmas by Peggy Post
  58. Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks
  59. The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  60. Armenians in Egypt: Contribution of Armenians to Medieval and Modern Egypt by Sona Zeitlian
  61. The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  62. The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  63. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
  64. Adios, America by Ann Coulter
  65. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  66. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  67. Mein Kampf (Uncensored Edition) by Adolf Hitler
  68. Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story by Henry Morgenthau III
  69. The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far: Why Are We Here? by Lawrence M. Krauss
  70. Austerity by Unknown
  71. Das Kapital by Karl Marx
  72. God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction by Dan Barker
  73. They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide by Ronald Grigor Suny
  74. Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler
  75. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
  76. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  77. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
  78. The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain by Daniel Gardner
  79. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow
  80. We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olson
  81. Everybody Is Wrong About God by James Lindsay
  82. How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence without Manipulation by Robert Jolles
  83. The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford
  84. The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, V by David J. Linden
  85. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
  86. Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union by Stephen Budiansky
  87. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  88. Trotsky: A Biography by Robert Service

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