book recommendations

The books listed here are in no particular order but all books by an author are grouped together. This list only contains books that I both enjoyed and would be willing to recommend.


East of Eden

The Grapes of Wrath

Pillars of the Earth


A Tale of Two Cities

Theft of Swords

Rise of Empire

Heir of Novron


Dune Messiah

Children of Dune





The Worthing Saga

Ender's Game

Speaker for the Dead


Children of the Mind

Ender's Shadow

Shadow of the Hegemon

Shadow Puppets

Shadow of the Giant

Rendezvous with Rama

Rama II

The Garden of Rama

Rama Revealed

American Gods

Red Storm Rising

Rainbow Six

The Hunt for Red October

The Cardinal of the Kremlin

Clear and Present Danger

The Sum of All Fears

Without Remorse

Debt of Honor

Executive Orders

The Bear and the Dragon

The Martian


Leviathan Wakes

Dark Matter

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Casino Royale

Watership Down

The Invisible Heart

Flowers for Algernon

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King



America's Secret War

Fat Girl - Judith Moore

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Slack: ... and the Myth of Total Efficiency

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Beatles - Bob Spitz

A Room Full of Mirrors

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Start Something That Matters

How Not to Be Wrong

Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

The Art of Learning


Life 3.0

12 Rules for Life

The Bitcoin Standard

The Courage to Be Disliked

A Book of 5 Rings

River out of Eden

The Cave and the Light

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

The Coddling of the American Mind




The Golden Compass

The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spyglass

The Hobbit

Shades Children

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lord of the Flies


The Time Machine

The Great Gatsby

Tender Is the Night


The Catcher in the Rye

I, Robot

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Nine Princes in Amber

The Guns of Avalon

Sign of the Unicorn

The Hand of Oberon

The Courts of Chaos

A Game of Thrones

A Clash of Kings

A Storm of Swords

A Feast for Crows

A Dance with Dragons

The Hedge Knight

The Sworn Sword

The Mystery Knight


Snow Crash



Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

Stories of Your Life and Others

Exhalation: Stories

Ready Player One

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


Electric Dreams

Earth Abides


Atlas Shrugged

The Fountainhead

The Mysterious Island

The Gunslinger

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

God's Debris

Infinite Jest

The Graveyard Book

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

  The Crystal Shard




The 4-hour Workweek

How to Measure Anything

Zero to One

The Lean Startup

Business Adventures

A Brief History of Time

The Tipping Point

Einstein: His Life and Universe

How to Have a Good Day

Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

The Complacent Class

The War of Art

Influence - Cialdini

Bit by Bit: How P2P is Freeing the World

Fooled By Randomness

The Black Swan


Elon Musk - Vance

The Rational Optimist

The Elephant in the Brain

Hackers and Painters

The New Right