My Reading List

For this page, I provide my top 10 books for each year since 2016. They are in no particular order and span all genres. Please feel free to email me your favorite books so I can add them to my list.

2018

  1. Ready Player One — Ernest Cline

  2. The Sun Also Rises — Ernest Hemingway

  3. A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones — George R.R. Martin

  4. 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job — Patrick J. Mcginnis

  5. The War on Normal People — Andrew Yang

  6. Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood — Trevor Noah

  7. Mediations — Marcus Aurelius

  8. The Lightning Thief — Rick Riordan

  9. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness — Michelle Alexander

  10. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass — Frederick Douglass

2017

  1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — J.R.R. Tolkien (Entire series is fantastic)

  2. 1984 — George Orwell

  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — Charles Duhigg

  4. Buffet: The Making of an American Capitalist — Roger Lowenstein

  5. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance — Joshua Waitzkin

  6. Man’s Search for Meaning — Viktor E. Frankl

  7. Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson

  8. Harry Potter — J.K. Rowling (Entire series is outstanding)

  9. Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money — Nathaniel Popper

  10. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers — Ben Horowitz

2016

  1. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator — Edwin Lefèvre

  2. How to Win Friends & Influence People — Dale Carnegie

  3. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think — Eamon Dolan

  4. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine — Michael Lewis

  5. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants — Malcom Gladwell

  6. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams (entire series is mind-blowing)

  7. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management — Roger Lowenstein

  8. Night — Elie Wiesel

  9. Mrs. Dalloway — Virginia Woolf

  10. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco — Bryan Burrough & John Helyar