2019 Reading List

Continuing last year’s tradition, here’s an evolving list of books that I am reading in 2019.

Currently Reading

  • Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, Andrew Hallam
  • The Capital Markets: Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem, Gary Strumeyer and Sarah Swammy, Ph.D.

Finished Reading

  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker, PhD
  • Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward
  • Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff
  • The 3 Simple Rules of Investing: Why Everything You’ve Heard about Investing Is Wrong – and What to Do Instead, Michael Edesess, Kwok L. Tsui, Carol Fabbri, George Peacock
  • If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating, Alan Alda
  • Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory, Rudolf Taschner

Please feel free to drop your recommendations in the comments!

I’m not saying that you have to be a reader to save your soul in the modern world. I’m saying it helps.

Walter Mosley

2018 Reading List

One of my personal resolutions in 2018 was to read at least one book each month. To track my progress, I started an evolving list of books  that I was reading or had finished reading.

With 2018 wrapped up, here’s the final list:

  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Charles Wheelan
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari
  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions, Stephen Hawking
  • Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction, Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner
  • How To Lie with Statistics, Darrell Huff (author), Irving Geis (illustrator)
  • Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou
  • Barking Up The Wrong Tree, Ric Barker
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
  • What Do You Care What Other People Think?, Richard P. Feynman
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robert Sloan
  • The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins

The only unfinished book from 2018, The Capital Markets: Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem by Gary Strumeyer and Sarah Swammy, Ph.D., will go onto next year’s list. Honestly, I expect to keep referencing this book for a long time to build domain knowledge rather than reading just once. Maybe, textbooks and reference books should also get a special mention on the future reading lists!

That said, with 2018 coming to a wrap, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited greatly from reading this assortment of books. Happy new year to all of you. I already have a few good books lined up for the next year but your recommendations are welcome

Stay tuned for the 2019 reading list!