Books

Bookshelf

Books I have read, in no particular order. Does not include books that were read for a class, unless I later re-read them.

I tend to have a half-dozen books “in progress”. Not every book I start is ever finished; oftentimes one will languish, half-read, for weeks or even months. I haven’t found this to be a detriment; I’d rather keep reading something interesting, than not read because I feel an obligation to continue something that I am not enjoying.

In the bag (currently reading) (dates are the date started):

Novels

  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  • The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
  • Reamde, Neal Stephenson
  • Anathem, Neal Stephenson
  • Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
  • Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson, 2013
  • The Confusion, Neal Stephenson
  • The System of The World, Neal Stephenson, March 2014
  • The Difference Engine, William Gibson, 2011
  • Neuromancer, William Gibson, 2010
  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy, 2010
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, October 2014
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
  • Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Brave New World, Huxley
  • Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut
  • Animal Farm, George Orwell
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, Mark Haddon, August 2014
  • Sabriel, Garth Nix, 2010
  • Lirael, Garth Nix, 2010
  • Abhorsen, Garth Nix, 2010
  • Clariel, Garth Nix, March 2015
  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie, June 2014
  • Colorless Tsukuru Taziki and His Years of Solitude, Haruki Murakami, March 2015
  • Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto
  • Kafka On The Shore, Haruki Murakami
  • Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of The World, Haruki Murakami
  • The Atlantis Gene, A.G. Riddle
  • Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
  • The House of the Spirits, Isabella Allende
  • Year Zero, Robert Reid
  • The Japanese Lover, Isabella Allende, January 2016
  • The Martian, Andy Weir, January 2016
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho, February 2016
  • Tunnel in the Sky, Robert Heinlin, February 2016
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick, February 2016

Nonfiction

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond
  • The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver
  • Agent-Based Models, Nigel Gilbert
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature, Stephen Pinker
  • Growing Artificial Societies, Joshua Epstein and Robert Axtell
  • Moneyball, Michael Lewis
  • Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis
  • Why Nations Fail, Acemoglu
  • How We Decide, Jonah Lehrer
  • The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Models.Beaving.Badly, Emanuel Derman
  • Blink, Malcom Gladwell
  • Nudge, Cass Sunstein, Richard Thaler
  • Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kaheman
  • The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman
  • Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader, Peter Brandt
  • The Big Questions, Steven Landsburg
  • Thinking Strategically, Avinash Dixit
  • The Worldly Philosophers, Robert Heilbroner
  • The Affluent Society, John Kenneth Galbraith
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens
  • Irratoinal Exuberance, Robert Shiller
  • Ugly Americans, Ben Mezrich
  • Influence, Robert Cialdini
  • Barbarians At the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, Brayn Burrough, John Heyar
  • Against the Gods, Peter L Bernstein
  • When Genius Failed, Roger Lowenstein
  • Successful Stock Speculation, John James Butler
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street, BUrton Malkiel
  • Outliers, Malcom Gladwell
  • Freakonomics, Steven Levitt
  • Superfreakonomics, Steven Levitt
  • Supercrunchers, Ian Ayres
  • Computing Across America, Steven K Roberts
  • The Information, James Gleick
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins
  • The Everyday Language of White Racism, Jane H. Hill
  • Pragmatic Version Control Using Git, Travis Swicegood
  • Designed for Use, Lukas Mathis
  • Value-Added Measures in Education, Douglas N Harris
  • Keynes: The Return of the Master, Robert Skidelsky
  • The Big Short, Michael Lewis, March 2014
  • Hooked: How to built Habit-Forming Products, Nir Eyal
  • Pragmatic Technical Blogging, Antonio Cangiano
  • 4 Rules of Simple Design, Corey Haines
  • Economics In One Lesson, Hazlitt, June 2014
  • What If?, Randall Munroe, October 2014
  • The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, March 2015
  • To Sell is Human, Daniel Pink, April 2015
  • Death Traps, Belton y. Cooper, August 2015
  • Finite and Infinite Games, James Carse, July 2015
  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that shape our Man-Made World, Mark Miodownik, September 2015
  • Longitude, Dava Sobel, November 2015
  • Content Machine, Dan Norris, December 2015
  • Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street, John Brooks, December 2015
  • Ask, Ryan Levesque, December 2015
  • Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine, December 2015
  • When to Rob a Bank, Steven Levitt & Steven Dubner, January 2016
  • What every BODY is saying, Joe Navarro & Marvin Karlins, January 2016
  • The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo, January 2016
  • Packing for Mars, Mary Roach, January 2016
  • The Achievement Habit, Bernard Roth, February 2016
  • A Burglar’s Guide to the City, Geoff Manaugh, May 2016
  • Algorithms to Live By, Brian Christian and Tom Griffith, July 2016
  • How the Scots Invented the Modern World (June 2016)

Textbooks & Technical Books

Textbooks on this list were actually read, as books, not used as a reference, not nearly complete

  • Investments: An Introduction, Herbert B. Mayo
  • Introduction to Analysis, Maxwell Rosenlicht
  • Teach Yourself C, Herbert Schildt
  • Metaprogramming Ruby, Pablo Perrotta
  • Eloquent Ruby, Russ Olsen
  • Design Patterns In Ruby, Russ Olsen
  • Modern C++ Programming with Test-Driven Development, Jeff Langr, October 2015
  • Enterprise Rails, Dan Chak, July 2016