Books

2017

The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America Mark Sundeen ★★★★★ – Highly Reccomended!
The Daily Stoic Ryan Holiday ★★★★
The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World Michael Lewis ★★★★
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman IP (Started 10 January)
The Making of Donald Trump David Cay Johnston ★★★

2016

 

The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge Pia Edberg ★★★★★
The Zen Habits Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Leo Babauta ★★★
Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus ★★★★
Life, the Yurt and Everything Jason E. Hamilton ★★
Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley money machine Antonio Garcia Martinez ★★★★★
Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble Dan Lyons ★★★★
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Mark Manson ★★★★
Attention All Passengers: The Truth About the Airline Industry William J. McGee ★★★
How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street: Golden Rules Any Investor Can Learn Allan S. Roth ★★★★
Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Graeber ★★★
The Richest Man in Babylon George S. Clason ★★★★
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever Michael Bungay Stanier ★★★
The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right Atul Gawande ★★★
Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built Duncan Clark ★★★
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Angela Duckworth ★★★★
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living Shauna Niequist, Brene Brown, ★★★★
Born to Rule: The unauthorised biography of Malcolm Turnbull Dane Huckelbridge ★★★
The Persian Puzzle: Deciphering the Twenty-five-Year Conflict Between the United States and Iran Kenneth Pollack ★★★
The Road to Ruin: how Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government Niki Savva ★★★★
Rising Strong Brené Brown ★★★★
The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep Jennifer Waldburger, Jill Spivak ★★★★
Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential Carol Dweck ★★★★
Bill Bryson’s African Diary Bill Bryson ★★★
And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails Wayne Curtis ★★★
Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit Dane Huckelbridge ★★★★
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr ★★★
Carry on, Warrior: Thoughts on a Life Unarmed Glennon Melton ★★★★
The Anti-Cool Girl Rosie Waterland ★★★★
Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia Pamela Constable ★★★★★
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik ★★★★
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley ★★★
Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World Henri J. M. Nouwen ★★★★
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg ★★★★
Simple Living Lorilee Lippincott ★★★

2015

 

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood Jennifer Senior ★★★★
The Danish Way of Parenting: A Guide To Raising The Happiest Kids in the World Jessica Alexander, Iben Sandhal ★★★★
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t Simon Sinek ★★★★
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Steven Pinker ★★★★★
Product Design for the Web: Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products Randy J. Hunt IP
Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia David Hunt ★★★★
Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine George M. Taber ★★★★
The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine Benjamin Wallace ★★★★
What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained Robert L. Wolke ★★
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking David Bayles, Ted Orland ★★★★
The Practitioner’s Guide to Product Management Jock Busuttil IP
Making It Right: Product Management For A Startup World Rian van der Merwe IP
The Wife Drought Annabel Crabb ★★★
Religion for Atheists Alain de Botton IP
Mindfulness: A practical guide to awakening Joseph Goldstein ★★★
Dot Complicated Randi Zuckerburg ★★★
Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future Blake Masters, Peter Thiel ★★★★
The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything Guy Kawasaki ★★★
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg McKeown ★★★★★
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Michael A. Singer ★★★
Super Sad True Love Story Gary Shteyngart ★★★★
Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut ★★★★
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way Shauna Niequist ★★★★
Become a Technical Marketer: A Guide to Working Faster, Accelerating Growth, Automating Marketing Tasks, and More Justin Mares, Nathaniel Eliason, Noah Kagan ★★
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice ★★★
Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy Donald Miller ★★★★★
The Rosie Effect: Don Tillman 2 Graeme Simsion ★★★★★

2014

 

Ready Player One Ernest Cline ★★★★
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity Ronald Sider ★★★★
Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army Jeremy Scahill ★★★
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas Warren Berger ★★★★★
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel ★★★★★
Remote: Office Not Required Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson ★★★
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha ★★★★
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love Thomas Maier ★★★
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Charles Duhigg ★★★★★
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown ★★★★★
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner ★★★
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou ★★★★★
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art Don Thompson ★★★★
The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery Sarah Lewis ★★★
The Hard Thing about Hard Things Ben Horowitz ★★★★
A/B Testing: The Most Powerful Way to Turn Clicks Into Customers Dan Siroker, Pete Koomen ★★
The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success Megan McArdle ★★★★
Flash Boys: A all Street Revolt Michael Lewis ★★★★
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace ★★★★★
The Frackers Gregory Zuckerman ★★★★
Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities Thomas H. Davenport ★★
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson ★★★★★
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer William Knoedelseder ★★★
Hotel Kerobokan Kathryn Bonella ★★★
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival John Vaillant ★★★★
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator Ryan Holiday ★★★
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants Malcolm Gladwell ★★★★
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson ★★★★★
Snowing in Bali Kathryn Bonella ★★★★
What We Talk About When We Talk About God Rob Bell ★★★★
Thank You for Your Service David Finkel ★★★★
Killing Jesus: A History Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard ★★★★
The Rosie Project: A Novel Graeme Simsion ★★★★★
Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture Dana Goodyear ★★★
The Expats: A Novel Chris Pavone ★★★★★
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover ★★★
On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System Henry M. Paulson ★★
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–and Themselves Andrew Ross Sorkin ★★★★★

2013

 

To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise Bethany Moreton  IP
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit Thomas J. Sugrue  IP
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail Paul Polak IP
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts ★★★★★
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days Jessica Livingston ★★★★
Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal. Nick Bilton ★★★★★
Wheat Belly William Davis MD ★★
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan ★★★★★
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson ★★★★★
Daring Greatly Brene Brown ★★★★
Searching for Dave Chappelle Jason Zinoman ★★★
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max Brooks ★★★★★
The Age of Platform: Hoe Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Have Redefined Business Phil Simon ★★★★
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder Nassim Nicholas Taleb ★★★
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t Nate Silver  ★★★★
Detroit City Is The Place To Be Mark Binelli ★★★★★
Detroit Charlie LeDuff ★★★★
The 4-Hour Chef Timothy Ferris ★★★
The 4-Hour Body Timothy Ferris ★★
Proof of Heaven Eben Alexander, M.D. ★★★★
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★★★
Killing Kennedy Bill O’Rilley ★★★★★
Lean Analytics Alistair Croll ★★★★
Conscious Capitalism John Mackey, Raj Sisodia ★★★★
Screw Business as Usual Richard Branson ★★★
The Principles of Beautiful Web Design Jason Beaird ★★★★
Greenpeace Rex Weyler ★★★★★
The Australian Moment George Megalogenis ★★★
The Icarus Deception Seth Godin ★★★★
Boomerang Michael Lewis ★★★★★

2012

Hope Tim Costello ★★★★
My Other Life Paul Theroux ★★★
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History Laurent Dubois ★★★★★
Standard Operating Procedure Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris ★★★★★
The Bangkok Connection: Trafficking Heroin from Asia to the USA Ron Chepesiuk ★★★
Obama’s Wars Bob Woodward ★★★★
In the Plex Steven Levy ★★★★★
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan Michael Hastings ★★★★★
The Moral Lanscape Sam Harris ★★★
The Art of Choosing Sheena Iyengar ★★★
The Social Animal David Brooks ★★★★★
Bossypants Tina Fey ★★
The Ascent of Money Niall Ferguson ★★
Confessions of an Advertising Man David Ogilvy ★★★
Sex, Bombs and Burgers Peter Nowak ★★
State of Denial Bob Woodward ★★★★★

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