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  1. The Second Sex
    • Simone de Beauvoir
  2. Being and Nothingness
    • Jean-Paul Sartre
  3. Either/Or
    • Søren Kierkegaard
  4. The Soul of A New Machine
    • Tracy Kidder

2022

July 2022

  1. Beyond Good and Evil
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Walter Kaufmann
    • bookmarks

June 2022

  1. The Birth of Tragedy
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Walter Kaufmann
    • bookmarks

May 2022

  1. The methodology of scientific research programmes

November 2021 - April 2022

  1. On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, translated by Walter Kaufmann and RJ Hollingdale
    • bookmarks

2021

November 2021

  1. Start with Why
    • Simon Sinek

October 2021

  1. The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition

September 2021

  1. Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks
    • Friedrich Nietzsche

March 2021

  1. REWORK
    • Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

2020

September 2019 - February 2020

  1. Four Existential Theologians
    • Will Herberg

2019

September 2019

  1. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
    • Walter Benjamin

March 2019

  1. Wittgenstein’s Poker
    • David Edmonds & John Eidinow

2018

March - June

  1. Ethics, Treatise on the Emendation of the Intellect and Selected Letters
    • Baruch Spinoza

February 2018

  1. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    • Thomas S. Kuhn
  2. How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read
    • Pierre Bayard

January 2018

  1. Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
    • René Descartes

2017

January - November 2017

  1. Farewell to Reason
    • Paul Feyerabend

October 2017

  1. Billy Budd, Sailor
    • Herman Melville

2016

November 2016

  1. Ubik
    • Philip K. Dick

June 2016

  1. Cat’s Cradle
    • Kurt Vonnegut
  2. Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
    • Joseph M. Williams
  3. The Art of War
    • Sun Tzu
  4. Against Method
    • Paul Feyerabend

January 2016

  1. Orientalism
    • Edward W. Said

2015

December 2015

  1. A Clockwork Orange
    • Anthony Burgess

November 2015

  1. What Makes You Not a Buddhist
    • Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  2. Fahrenheit 451
    • Ray Bradbury

September 2015

  1. My Land and My People
    • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  2. The Meaning of Life
    • His Holiness the Dalai Lama

August 2015

  1. Siddhartha
    • Hermann Hesse, translated by Hilda Rosner
  2. Brave New World
    • Aldous Huxley

July 2015

  1. Hackers & Painters
    • Paul Graham

April - May 2015

  1. Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government—Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
    • Steven Levy

March 2015

  1. The Dark Haired Girl
    • Philip K. Dick
  2. The Mythical Man-Month
    • Fred Brooks

February 2015

  1. The Republic
    • Plato

2014

November 2014

  1. The Cathedral and the Bazaar
    • Essay by Eric S. Raymond
  2. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?
    • Seth Godin

September 2014

  1. “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
    • Richard P. Feynman
  2. The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist
    • Richard P. Feynman

August 2014

  1. Americanah
    • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Animal Farm
    • George Orwell
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    • George Orwell
  4. The Salmon of Doubt
    • Douglas Adams
  5. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)
    • Richard P. Feynman

2013

  1. How to Read a Book
    • Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
  2. Oedipus Rex
    • Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
  3. Antigone
    • Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
  4. Civilization and its Discontents
    • Sigmund Freud
  5. Man’s Search For Meaning
    • Viktor E. Frankl

Programming textbooks

These have been mostly used as references. I haven’t worked through them cover-to-cover.

  1. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
    • Harold Abelson
    • Gerald Jay Sussman
    • Julie Sussman
  2. The Little Schemer
    • Daniel P. Friedman
    • Matthias Felleisen
  3. The Rust Programming Language
  4. Site Reliability Engineering
    • Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, and Niall Murphy

Last updated: 2022-09-03