2019 Reading List

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

Currently Reading

  • The Book of Why, Judea Pearl
  • The Capital Markets: Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem, Gary Strumeyer, Sarah Swammy, Ph.D.

Finished Reading

  • In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ruth Ware
  • The Fault In Our Stars, John Green
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  • Thieves of Bay Street, Bruce Livesey
  • A Noise Downstairs, Linwood Barclay
  • For the Love of Physics, Walter Lewin
  • Economics in One Lesson, Henry Hazlitt
  • The Wealthy Barber Returns, David Chilton
  • The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
  • Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward
  • Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff
  • If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face, Alan Alda
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the DataCharles Wheelan
  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker
  • Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory, Rudolf Taschner
  • The 3 Simple Rules of Investing, Michael Edesess, Kwok L. Tsui, Carol Fabbri, George Peacock
  • Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They Can Work For You, Robert Matthews, Larry Gonick
  • Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, Andrew Hallam

Feel free to drop your own 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:

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

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!