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!

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