2020 Reading List

The following is a personal list of books and essays I would like to read, in priority order. This is a living document and entirely personal. I have only published it because, well, Publish Everything.

I want to read

Full list on Goodreads

Priority 1

  • Exhalation (Chiang)
  • Hackers (Levy)
  • Reinventing Organizations (Laloux)

Priority 2

  • Poor Economics (Banerjee)
  • The Checklist Manifesto (Gawande)
  • Stories of Your Life and Others (Chiang)
  • I am a Strange Loop (Hofstadter)
  • New Hopes for a Changing World (Russell)
  • Scale (West)
  • The Body Keeps the Score (van der Kolk)
  • Money (Harari)
  • House of Leaves (Danielewski)
  • The Black Dwarves of the Good Little Bay (Mathew)

Priority 3

  • The Three-Body Problem (Liu)
  • The Buddha before Buddhism (Fronsdal)
  • Total Freedom (Krishnamurti)
  • Siddhartha’s Brain (Kingsland)
  • Deep Work (Newport)
  • The Master and His Emissary (McGilchrist)
  • The Silk Roads (Frankopan)
  • The New Silk Roads (Frankopan)
  • The Overstory (Powers)
  • Food Rules (Pollan)
  • Out of the Gobi (Shan)

I am reading

  • Patterns of Software (Gabriel)

I have read