My bookshelf

2024

  • George Orwell, Animal Farm
  • Hannah Ritchie, Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet
  • Jane Austen, Persuasion
  • Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
  • Robert C. Allen, Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
  • Thomas Piketty, A Brief History of Equality

2023

  • Alison Green, Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results
  • Anthony B. Atkinson, Measuring Poverty Around the World
  • Anthony B. Atkinson, Inequality: What Can Be Done?
  • Charles C. Mann, The Wizard and the Prophet
  • Johan Fourie, Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom: Lessons from 100 000 years of human history
  • John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
  • Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem
  • Liu Cixin, The Dark Forest
  • Liu Cixin, Death’s End
  • Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future
  • Steven Pinker, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
  • Tyler Cowen, Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World

2022

  • Andrew S. Grove, High Output Management
  • Annie Duke, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts
  • Brian Christian, The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values
  • Hannah Fry, Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
  • James Vincent, Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement from Cubits to Quantum Constants
  • Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t
  • Julie Zhuo, The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You
  • Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
  • Peter Singer, Famine, Affluence, and Morality

2021

  • Abhijit V. Banerjee, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
  • Adeline Dieudonné, La Vraie Vie
  • Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom
  • Antonio Zadra, When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep
  • Carl Sagan, Cosmos
  • Carlo Rovelli, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
  • Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • George Orwell, 1984
  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
  • Hervé Le Tellier, L’Anomalie
  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • John Kaag, Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life
  • John Kaag, American Philosophy: A Love Story
  • John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
  • Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
  • Mary Beard, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
  • Peter Singer, The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty
  • Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
  • Ross King, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling
  • Sonja Lyubomirsky, The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want
  • Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

2020

  • Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
  • Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Hans Rosling, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
  • Joe Sacco, Palestine
  • Joe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza
  • John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
  • José Saramago, Blindness
  • Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • Marguerite Duras, The Lover
  • Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Peter Singer, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
  • Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Thomas Piketty, Capital and Ideology
  • Toby Ord, The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
  • William Golding, Lord of the Flies
  • William MacAskill, Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference
  • Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Written on March 30, 2023