Full Book List

Here are the books I’ve read sorted by year. Favourites are marked with an *

2021 Book List

  1. To Pixar and Beyond, Lawrence Levy
  2. Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived, Laurence Shames and Peter Barton*
  3. The Drama of the Gifted Child, Alice Miller
  4. Zero to One, Peter Thiel
  5. The Innovators, Walter Isaacson*
  6. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan*
  7. A Death in the Family, Karl Ove Knausgaard
  8. The Practice, Seth Godin
  9. Leadership: In Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin*

2020 Book List

  1. Vagabonding, Rolf Potts
  2. Just Kids, Patti Smith*
  3. The Blue Sweater, Jaqueline Novogratz*
  4. The Fish That Ate the Whale, Rich Cohen*
  5. Deviate, Beau Lotto
  6. The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
  7. The End is Always Near, Dan Carlin
  8. What Makes Sammy Run?, Budd Schulberg*
  9. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing*
  10. The Biology Of Desire: Why Addition is Not a Disease, Marc Lewis
  11. Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins*
  12. The Gift, Lewis Hyde
  13. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie Ware
  14. The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday*

2019 Book List

  1. Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, Lee Kuan Yew*
  2. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion
  3. Skin in the game, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  4. Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris
  5. This is Marketing, Seth Godin*
  6. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford*
  7. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
  8. The Dance of Anger, Harriet Lerner
  9. Imagine It Forward, Beth Comstock
  10. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson
  11. Polyglot – How I Learn Languages, Kato Lomb
  12. Ultralearning, Scott Young*
  13. So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport
  14. Linchpin, Seth Godin*
  15. Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
  16. Stubborn Attachments, Tyler Cowen
  17. Ben Franklin, Walter Isaacson

2018 Book List

  1. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love & Life from Someone Who’s Been There, Cheryl Strayed*
  2. The Lessons of History, Will & Ariel Durant*
  3. Sex On The Brain, Deborah Blum
  4. Finite & Infinite Games, James P. Carse
  5. Nonviolent Communication, Marshall B. Rosenberg*
  6. Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners, Kenneth M. Adams
  7. Under Saturn’s Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men, James Hollis
  8. Musashi, Eiji Yoshikawa*
  9. Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage, Hazel Rowley
  10. Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, Ryan Holiday
  11. The Evolution of Everything, Matt Ridley*
  12. The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain De Botton
  13. Principles, Ray Dalio
  14. The Catcher In The Rye, J.D Salinger
  15. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance
  16. Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
  17. Imperial Ambitions, Noam Chomsky
  18. Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl*
  19. The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, Neil Strauss
  20. Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, Ryan Holiday
  21. How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell
  22. The Origins of Virtue, Matt Ridley
  23. Steve Jobs, Walter Issaacson*
  24. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
  25. The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch
  26. 12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson*
  27. Oranges, John McPhee
  28. Laws of Human Nature, Robert Greene*
  29. This is Water, David Foster Wallace
  30. Fallen Leaves, William Durant*
  31. The Truth, Neil Strauss
  32. Leonardo Da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

Books with * are my favourites.

2017 Book List

  1. Art of Seduction, Robert Greene
  2. 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene
  3. Ego is the enemy, Ryan Holiday
  4. Mastery, Robert Greene
  5. Deep work, Cal Newport*
  6. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari*
  7. Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari
  8. Purple Cow, Seth Godin
  9. 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss
  10. Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
  11. Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman, Richard Feynman*
  12. The Icarus Deception, Seth Godin
  13. The Moral Animal, Robert Wright
  14. Growth Hacker Marketing, Ryan Holiday*
  15. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, Joshua Waitzkin*