Reading List

I track all of my books on Goodreads, so feel free to follow me there. Books below with a star (⭐) are books I highly recommend. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like others, I just found a lot of value and/or enjoyment out of those I recommend.


  1. “James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media” by James Acaster
  2. “Kaiju Preservation Society” by John Scalzi ⭐
  3. “168 Hours” by Laura Vanderkam
  4. “The Color of Magic” by Terry Pratchett
  5. “A Promised Land” by Barak Obama
  6. “The Book That Nobody Wanted to Read” by Richard Ayoade
  7. “Utopia Avenue” by David Mitchell
  8. “A Man With One of Those Faces” by Caimh McDonnell
  9. “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport ⭐
  10. “Securing the Cloud” by Curtis Franklin Jr.
  11. “Network Security” by Charlie Kaufman
  12. “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown
  13. “Software Security” by Gary McGraw
  14. “The Storyteller” by Dave Grohl ⭐


  1. “47 Ronin” by Mike Richardson ⭐
  2. “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss ⭐
  3. “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor
  4. “Introduction to Information Science and Technology” by Charles H. Davis
  5. “Mediocre” by Ijeoma Oluo
  6. “What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You” by Liz Davison
  7. “Algorithms” by Robert Sedgewick
  8. “Personal Socrates” by Marc Champagne
  9. “All About Me!” by Mel Brooks ⭐
  10. “Roger Up” by Brent Magnussen
  11. “Maus” by Art Spiegelman
  12. “Nimona” by N.D. Stevenson
  13. “HBR Guide to Being a Great Boss” by Harvard Business Review
  14. “Building a Second Brain” by Tiago Forte ⭐
  15. “The 99% Invisible City” by Roman Mars
  16. “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll ⭐
  17. “A Psalm for the Wild-Built” by Becky Chambers ⭐
  18. “A Field Guide to a Happy Life” by Massimo Pigliucci
  19. “The Psychology of Time Travel” by Kate Mascarenhas
  20. “Off the Clock” by Laura Vanderkam
  21. “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton
  22. “(ISC)² CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide” by Mike Chapple, James Michael Stewart, and Darril Gibson
  23. “How to be Perfect” by Michael Schur
  24. “The One Minute Manager” by Kenneth H. Blanchard


  1. “Let Them Eat Pancakes” by Craig Carlson
  2. “The 80/20 Principle” by Richard Koch
  3. “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  4. “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
  5. “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey” by Amber Ruffin ⭐
  6. “No One is Too Small to Make a Difference” by Greta Thunberg
  7. “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell
  8. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear
  9. “Getting Things Done” by David Allen
  10. “Range” by David Epstein
  11. “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov ⭐
  12. “The Finnish Way” by Katja Pantzar
  13. “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey
  14. “The Body” by Bill Bryson
  15. “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig
  16. “Everything is Figureoutable” by Marie Forleo
  17. “Don’t Be a Jerk” by Brad Warner
  18. “Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood” by Trixie Mattel and Katya
  19. “A World Without Email” by Cal Newport ⭐
  20. “All Systems Red” by Martha Wells ⭐
  21. “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson ⭐
  22. “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers ⭐
  23. “How To Do Nothing” by Jenny Odell
  24. “Genghis Khan” by Jack Weatherford ⭐
  25. “Earthlings” by Sayaka Murata
  26. “How to be a Stoic” by Massimo Pugliucci
  27. “Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu
  28. “Creative Calling” by Chase Jarvis
  29. “Artificial Condition” by Martha Wells ⭐
  30. “People, Power, and Profits” by Josephs E. Stiglitz
  31. “Courage is Calling” by Ryan Holiday
  32. “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  33. “The Monk of Mokha” by Dave Eggers ⭐
  34. “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play” by Nick Offerman ⭐


  1. “Utopia for Realists” by Rutger Bregman
  2. “Minimalist Living” by Genevieve Parker Hill
  3. “Thank You, Jeeves” by P.G. Wodehouse
  4. “The Captain and the Glory” by Dave Eggers
  5. “The 30-Day Money Cleanse” by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
  6. “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell” by Susanna Clarke ⭐
  7. “Strange Planet” by Nathan W. Pyle ⭐
  8. “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande
  9. “One Word Kill” by Mark Lawrence
  10. “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin ⭐
  11. “Dune” by Frank Herbert ⭐
  12. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
  13. “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss ⭐
  14. “A Morbid Taste for Bones” by Ellis Peters
  15. “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott
  16. “God of Gnomes” by Demi Harper
  17. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling
  18. “Tiny Habits” by B.J. Fogg
  19. “The Eye of the World” by Robert Jordan ⭐
  20. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo ⭐
  21. “Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein
  22. “52 Times Britain was a Bellend” by James Felton
  23. “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck
  24. “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius
  25. “The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England” by Ian Mortimer ⭐
  26. “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” by Agatha Christie
  27. “Redshirts” by John Scalzi
  28. “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling ⭐
  29. “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson ⭐
  30. “The Shallows” by Nicholas Carr
  31. “The Road to Mars” by Eric Idle
  32. “How the Scots Invented the Modern World” by Arthur Herman ⭐
  33. “The Hippopotamus” by Stephen Fry
  34. “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene
  35. “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy
  36. “How to Write a Book That Doesn’t Suck” by Michael Rogan
  37. “The Body in the Library” by Agatha Christie
  38. “Solutions and Other Problems” by Allie Brosh
  39. “Lives of the Stoics” by Ryan Holiday
  40. “The Three-Body Problem” by Liu Cixin
  41. “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab ⭐
  42. “Declutter Your Life” by Kevin Garnett
  43. “Rage” by Bob Woodward
  44. “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown
  45. “Midnight Riot” by Ben Aaronovitch ⭐
  46. “The Daily Stoic” by Ryan Holiday ⭐


  1. “The Path” by Michael Puett
  2. “Don’t Panic” by Neil Gaiman
  3. “The Productivityist Playbook” by Mike Vardy
  4. “Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett
  5. “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport ⭐
  6. “The Productivity Project” by Chris Bailey
  7. “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Eric Idle ⭐
  8. “Doughnut” by Tom Holt
  9. “Team Human” by Douglas Rushkoff
  10. “Free to Focus” by Michael Hyatt
  11. “Make Time” by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky ⭐
  12. “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari ⭐
  13. “Kill the Farm Boy” by Delilah S. Dawson
  14. “Wabi Sabi” by Beth Kempton
  15. “Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City” by K.J. Parker ⭐
  16. “The Latte Factor” by David Bach
  17. “To-Do List Formula” by Damon Zahariades
  18. “How to Break Up with Your Phone” by Catherine Price
  19. “The Morning Routine Blueprint” by Mike Fishbein
  20. “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller
  21. “Prisoners of Geography” by Tim Marshall ⭐
  22. “Will Save the Galaxy for Food” by Yahtzee Croshaw ⭐
  23. “Napoleon” by Paul Johnson
  24. “The Project Management Book” by Fergus O’Connell
  25. “Everything is F*cked” by Mark Manson
  26. “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders
  27. “The 30-Day Productivity Boost” by Damon Zahariades
  28. “The Time Chunking Method” by Damon Zahariades
  29. “Busy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Time Management” by Michael Clarke
  30. “10-Minute Mindfulness” by S.J. Scott
  31. “Starship Grifters” by Robert Kroese
  32. “Indistractable” by Nir Eyal
  33. “The Art of Noticing” by Rob Walker
  34. “Stillness is the Key” by Ryan Holiday ⭐
  35. “The 7-Day Self Discipline Blueprint” by Logan Hawkins
  36. “Control Your Day” by Jim McCullen
  37. “The P.R.I.M.E.R. Goal Setting Method” by Damon Zahariades
  38. “HBR 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself” by Harvard Business Review
  39. “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” by Charles Yu
  40. “Ego is the Enemy” by Ryan Holiday
  41. “Tools of Titans” by Tim Ferriss


  1. “The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama XIV and Bishop Desmond Tutu
  2. “Armada” by Ernest Cline
  3. “Your Best Year Ever” by Michael Hyatt
  4. “The Princess Diarist” by Carrie Fisher
  5. “Getting Things Done” by David Allen
  6. “Artemis” by Andy Weir
  7. “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck” by Sarah Knight
  8. “The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg ⭐
  9. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo
  10. “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown
  11. “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson
  12. “Manage Your Day-to-Day” by Jocelyn K. Glei
  13. “Off to Be the Wizard” by Scott Meyer ⭐
  14. “Dot Journaling” by Rachel Wilkerson Miller
  15. “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg
  16. “SMART Goal Setting Made Simple” by S.J. Scott
  17. “As You Wish” by Cary Elwes
  18. “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero
  19. “The Bullet Journal Method” by Ryder Carroll ⭐
  20. “Ikigai” by Hector Garcia Puigcerver


  1. “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman ⭐
  2. “The Princess Bride” by William Goldman ⭐
  3. “The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances” by Matthew Inman
  4. “The Martian” by Andy Weir ⭐
  5. “So, Anyway…” by John Cleese ⭐
  6. “A Stainless Steel Rat is Born” by Harry Harrison ⭐