March 29, 2019

Note: this is horrendously out of date.

This is a list of all the books I can remember reading. Since I remember them, most are pretty good. Again, they are in roughly descending order of subjective quality. If you want to see books I hope to read in the future, see my anti-library.


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

The Outsider by Albert Camus. Genre: Modern Classic.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann. Genre: Psychology.

1984 by George Orwell. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. Genre: Memoir.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Genre: Classic.

Conjectures and Refutations by Karl Popper. Genre: Philosophy.

The Art of Doing Science and Engineering by Richard Hamming. Genre: Engineering

How to Solve It by Georg Polya. Genre: Mathematics.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Genre: Modern Classic.

Night by Elie Wiesel. Genre: Memoir.

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Genre: Coming of age classic.

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Genre: Novel.

The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker. Genre: Psychology.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard Feynman. Genre: Physics.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Genre: Classic.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Genre: Sci-fi.

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. Tolkein. Genre: High Fantasy.

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi. Genre: Short Stories.

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. Genre: Biology.

Zero to One by Peter Thiel. Genre: Business.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

A Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Genre: Coming of age classic.

Animal Farm by George Orwell. Genre: Satire.

Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Genre: Short Stories.

Dune Series by Frank Herbert. Genre: Sci-fi.

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. Genre: Classic.

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. Genre: History

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. Genre: Fantasy.

Love in a Time of Cholera by Gabriel-Garcia Marquez. Genre: Magical Realism.

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Genre: Modern Classic.

Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman? by Richard Feynman. Genre: Memoir.

The New Science of Strong Materials by JE Gordon. Genre: Engineering

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. Genre: Psychological Novel.

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. Genre: Writing.

The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch. Genre: Physics.

The Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov. Genre: Satire.

The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant. Genre: Classic.

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin. Genre: Sci-fi.

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt. Genre: Psychology.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Genre: Post-apocalyptic.

The Trial by Franz Kafka. Genre: Classic.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Genre: Modern Classic.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Genre: Modern Classic.

Why I Write by George Orwell. Genre: Politics.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. Genre: Philosophy.

Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan. Genre: Modern Gothic.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Genre: Fantasy.

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Genre: Physics.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. Genre: Modern Classic.

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Leguin. Genre: High Fantasy.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Genre: Sci-fi.

Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix. Genre: High Fantasy.

Adaptive Markets by Andrew Lo. Genre: Economics & Finance.

After the Flood by Margaret Atwood. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Genre: Allegory.

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Genre: Modern Epic.

Economics: The User’s Guide by Ha-Joon Chang. Genre: Economics.

Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse. Genre: Philosophy

Faranheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

Greek and Roman Political Ideas by Melissa Lane. Genre: Politics & Philosophy.

Hitch-22: A Memoir by Christopher Hitchens. Genre: Memoir.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Genre: Self-help.

Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov. Genre: Modern Classic.

Madaddam by Margaret Atwood. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. Genre: Psychology.

Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Genre: High Fantasy.

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca. Genre: Philosophy.

Staring at the Sun by Julian Barnes. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Genre: Politics & Philosophy.

The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. Genre: Biology.

The Improbability Principle by David Hand. Genre: Mathematics.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Genre: Historical Fiction.

The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Genre: Neuroscience.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Genre: Classic.

The Plague by Albert Camus. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Silmarillion by J. R. Tolkein. Genre: High Fantasy.

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. Genre: Postmodern Sci fi.

The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray. Genre: Culture.

The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan. Genre: Thriller.

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis. Genre: Biography.

The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks. Genre: Modern Gothic.

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner. Genre: Economics.

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Genre: Psychological Novel.

Why Chemical Reactions Happen by James Keeler. Genre: Chemistry.

World’s Hidden in Plain Sight by David Krakauer. Genre: Essays.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey. Genre: Self-help.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. Genre: Memoir.

And the Weak Suffer What they Must by Yannis Varoufakis. Genre: Economics & Politics.

Blind Faith by Ben Elton. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

Candide by Voltaire. Genre: Satire.

Cantata-140 by Phillip K. Dick. Genre: Sci-fi.

Death by Black Hole by Neill DeGrasse Tyson. Genre: Physics.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick. Genre: Sci-fi.

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner. Genre: Economics.

I’m OK, You’re OK by Thomas Anthony Harris. Genre: Self-help.

La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman. Genre: Fantasy.

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes. Genre: Memoir.

Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis. Genre: Memoir.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Genre: Magical Realism.

Metroland by Julian Barnes. Genre: Novel.

Neuromancer by William Gibson. Genre: Sci-fi.

The Misbehaviour of Markets by Benoit Mandelbrot. Genre: Finance

Simple Rules by Kathleen Eisenhardt. Genre: Business

Lavoisier in the Year One by Madison Smartt Bell. Genre: Biography

Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth. Genre: Modern Classic.

Saturday by Ian McEwan. Genre: Thriller.

Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik. Genre: Fantasy

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. Genre: Short Stories.

The Feeling of What Happens by Antonio Damasio. Genre: Neuroscience.

The First Casualty by Ben Elton. Genre: Historical Fiction.

The Gervais Principle by Venkatesh Rao. Genre: Sociology

The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick. Genre: Speculative Fiction.

The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin. Genre: Physics.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. Genre: Modern Gothic.

Very Short Introduction to Game Theory by Ken Binmore. Genre: Game Theory.

A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson. Genre: History.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Genre: Historical Fiction.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. Genre: Psychology.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. Genre: Novel.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Genre: Satire.

David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Genre: Psychology.

Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt. Genre: History.

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance. Genre: Biography

Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov. Genre: Sci-fi

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov. Genre: Sci-fi

Inferno by Dante. Genre: Epic.

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin. Genre: Historical Fiction.

No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel-Garcia Marquez. Genre: Short Stories.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Genre: Classic.

Of Molecules and Men by Francis Crick. Genre: Biology.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Genre: Psychology.

Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux. Genre: Management.

Stark by Ben Elton. Genre: Satire.

Supercontinent by Ted Nield. Genre: Geology.

The Bell by Iris Murdoch. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Genre: Adventure Fiction.

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. Genre: Crime Thriller.

The Establishment by Owen Jones. Genre: Politics.

The Magus by John Fowles. Genre: Postmodern.

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes. Genre: Historical Fiction.

The Pearl by John Steinbeck. Genre: Classic.

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. Genre: Politics & Philosophy.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. Genre: Magical Realism.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Genre: Victorian Gothic.

The Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks. Genre: Fantasy

Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Genre: Psychology.

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake. Genre: Modern Gothic.

Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins. Genre: Popular Science.

What is Life? by Erwin Schrodinger. Genre: Biophysics.

Who Governs Britain? by Anthony King. Genre: Politics.

Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens. Genre: Biography

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene. Genre: Thriller.

Economic Principles for Prosperity by The Fraser Institute. Genre: Economics.

Everyday Practice of Science by Frederick Grinnell. Genre: Philosophy of Science.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Genre: Classic.

The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Genre: Thriller.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Genre: Modern Classic.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Genre: Modern Classic.

The Investment Answer by -. Genre: Finance.

White Fang by Jack London. Genre: Adventure Fiction.

Why Does E=Mc^2? by Brian Cox. Genre: Physics.

Capitalist Realism by Robert Fisher. Genre: Economics.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Genre: Memoir.