Library

Library

Reading is one of the most important habits for being an effective leader, partner, and citizen. Below you can find what I've read in a given year, with top picks marked with a ★.

Note: Some years I didn't do a great job of tracking (*ahem*, 2012), and other years I just didn't read as much (2013, for example, was one of my most hectic years at Uber. So this isn't 100% complete, but it's pretty close. And if you'd rather just see what all is on my bookshelves, you can jump straight to a spreadsheet with my whole library.A Note on Affiliate Links: Independent bookstores play an outsized role in the vibrancy of our communities and the creative community at large. To that end, I've linked to Bookshop.org affiliate pages (when possible) for the titles below. By design, they give away over 75% of their profit margin to independent shops, publications, authors, and affiliates. If you purchase any of these books, please consider doing so using these links. You'll support me—I earn a commission—but more importantly, you'll also support local bookstores.

2020

  1. Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite by Jake Bernstein (It was interesting but a bit too dense for me in the end, I'd recommend watching The Laundromat—based on this book—instead.)
  2. Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students by Robert H. Miller
  3. The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence by Martin Meredith (Technically I started this in 2019—it's interesting but I ran out of steam about 2/3rds through.)
  4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Keto Answers by Anthony Gustin
  6. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5) by Stephen King
  7. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  8. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  9. Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower #6) by Stephen King
  10. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  11. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  12. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth Rosenthal
  13. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7) by Stephen King
  14. This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life by David Foster Wallace
  15. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett
  16. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  17. Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert
  18. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  19. The Overstory by Richard Powers
  20. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
  21. The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla

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2019

  1. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  2. South American Handbook 2018 by Ben Box
  3. 1Q84 (1Q84 #1-3) by Haruki Murakami
  4. The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency by McSweeney's
  5. Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
  6. Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse, #8) by James S.A. Corey
  7. The Postmortal by Drew Magary
  8. God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright
  9. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
  10. Richard Nixon: The Life by John A. Farrell
  11. The Foundation Trilogy (#1, #2, and #3) by Isaac Asimov
  12. A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity by John Henry Clippinger
  13. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King
  14. The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough by Alex Evans
  15. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King
  16. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3) by Stephen King
  17. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4) by Stephen King
  18. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
  19. The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King

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2018

  1. Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7) by James S.A. Corey
  2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  3. Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One by Jenny Blake
  4. Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray & What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan
  5. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  6. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
  7. World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer
  8. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  9. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
  10. Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel
  11. The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety by Alan Watts
  12. The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön
  13. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
  14. Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town by Kathleen Shafer
  15. My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind by Scott Stossel
  16. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  17. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose
  18. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
  19. Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico by Beto O'Rourke
  20. Marfa For the Perplexed by Lonn Taylor

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2017

  1. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  3. Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
  4. The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  7. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  8. Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business by Frances Frei
  9. Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
  10. The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple
  11. Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1) by James S.A. Corey
  12. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  13. Shattered:  Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan   Allen
  14. 10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume V: (preptests 62-71) by LSAC
  15. 10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests with Comparative Reading: (PrepTests 52-61) by Wendy Margolis
  16. The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide for the Self-Driven Student by Mike  Kim
  17. Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
  18. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  19. The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism by Kristin Dombek
  20. Caliban's War (Expanse, #2) by James S.A. Corey
  21. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
  22. Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, #3) by James S.A. Corey
  23. Cibola Burn (The Expanse, #4) by James S.A. Corey
  24. Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5) by James S.A. Corey
  25. Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse, #6) by James S.A. Corey
  26. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  27. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine
  28. It by Stephen King
  29. The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
  30. The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great by Gary Chapman
  31. The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) by Cixin Lui

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My Library

I keep track of my library (and my antilibrary, obviously) in a giant Airtable base. Feel free to browse through it below.