Matt: Books in 2017
Here’s what I ended up reading this year, in roughly chronological finishing order. (I usually have 3-4 books going on at once.)
- Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.
- The Art of Stillness by Pico Ayer.
- Out of Your Mind by Alan Watts (audiobook, really a series of lectures).
- Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Mushashi (audiobook).
- Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.
- The Best American Short Stories 2016 edited by Junot Diaz.
- Feynman by Jim Ottaviani.
- My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik.
- From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author by Louis Markos (another lecture series).
- The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy.
- The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
- Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles.
- When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton.
- Widow Basquiat: A Love Story by Jennifer Clement.
- 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert.
- Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks by Chermayeff & Geismar.
- Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch (audiobook).
- The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone.
- The Leavers by Lisa Ko.
- Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
- Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman.
- The Executive’s Compass by James O’Toole.
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
- Dance of the Possible by Scott Berkun.
- The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (short story).
- Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss.
- After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid.
- Principles by Ray Dalio.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (audiobook).
- The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams by C.G. Jung.
A fairly random selection, and hopefully I can get a few more in next year.