2019 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2019.

  1. A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
  2. How Not To Worry: The Remarkable Truth of How a Small Change Can Help You Stress Less and Enjoy Life by Paul McGee
  3. How Music Works by David Byrne
  4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  5. North Korea Undercover: Inside the World’s Most Secret State by John Sweeney
  6. The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel by Uri Bar-Joseph
  7. Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio
  8. How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary Beard
  9. This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking by John Brockman
  10. The Diary of a Young Girl Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
  11. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind
  12. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle
  13. The Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles by Martin Gardner
  14. The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo
  15. Getting Opera: A Guide for the Cultured but Confused by Matt Dobkin
  16. Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change by Miguel Nicolelis
  17. The Odyssey by Homer
  18. Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe by Frank Dikötter
  19. Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart by William Alexander
  20. Nuremberg Trial by Ann Tusa, John Tusa
  21. Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
  22. Stupid Sex by Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras
  23. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson
  24. The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton
  25. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  26. An Armenian Sketchbook by Vasily Grossman
  27. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
  28. Faster, Higher, Farther: How One of the World’s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning by Jack Ewing
  29. The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership by Richard Branson
  30. The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy by Michael Lewis
  31. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  32. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J Dubner
  33. Heart of Darkness and Other Tales by Joseph Conrad
  34. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  35. Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco
  36. Side Effects by Woody Allen
  37. Writing Great Short Stories by Margaret Lucke
  38. In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation by William J. Cook
  39. The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding
  40. Blind Man’s Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew
  41. Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Storie by Bart D. Ehrman
  42. The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen
  43. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
  44. The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents by Hayek
  45. Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese
  46. Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets: Proven Tools for Personal and Business Success by Mary Buffett, David Clark
  47. F*ck Whales: Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You by Maddox
  48. Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster by David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Q. Stranahan
  49. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing by Burton G. Malkiel
  50. The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox
  51. Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen by Mary Norris

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