Book Shelf

I love to read. I'm a Kindle reader. I created this list by looking through my Amazon order history back through 2015. I am not a 'completist'. I finish less than half the books I start. Here are some books I liked enough to finish...or I intend to finish...or I'm glad I read some part of. 

Business / Finance

The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

Saifedean Ammous, James Fouhey

Identity is the New Money (Perspectives)

David Birch, Ed Conway

The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution

Gregory Zuckerman

The New Wealth Management: The Financial Advisor's Guide to Managing and Investing Client Assets (CFA Institute Investment Series Book 28)

Harold Evensky, Stephen M. Horan, Thomas R. Robinson, Roger Ibbotson

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

Rory Sutherland,

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber

Mike Isaac

King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone

David Carey, John E. Morris

Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side

Howard Marks

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
John Carreyrou

Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency

James Andrew Miller

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

John Doerr, Larry Page

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Clayton M. Christensen, Karen Dillon, Taddy Hall, David S. Duncan

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company

John Rossman

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Kim Scott

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries

What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

Brendan Moynihan

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Advantage, Enhanced Edition: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business (J-B Lencioni Series)

Patrick M. Lencioni

High Output Management

Andrew S. Grove

Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company

Andrew S. Grove

How Google Works

Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg

Page Turners

The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.

Evan Ratliff

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
Ian Urbina

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

Maureen Callahan

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Ronan Farrow

The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

Shawn Levy

Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal That Undid Him, and All the Justice That Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein

James Patterson, John Connolly, Tim Malloy, Jason Culp

Gilded: How Newport Became America's Richest Resort

Deborah Davis

When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age

Justin Kaplan

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Sam Quinones

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Nathaniel Popper

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

Bill Browder

The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History

David Enrich

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Antonio Garcia Martinez

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Sheelah Kolhatkar

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Nick Bilton

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Ruben Castaneda

Better Living

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Matthew Walker

Hyperfocus: How to Manage Your Attention in a World of Distraction

Chris Bailey

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box

The Arbinger Institute

The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Michael Pollan

The Art of the Good Life: 52 Surprising Shortcuts to Happiness, Wealth, and Success

Rolf Dobelli, Keith Wickham

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (Nonviolent Communication Guides)

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Deepak Chopra

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Robert B. Cialdini

Principles: Life and Work

Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

Esther Perel

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.

Timothy Ferriss

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Scott Adams

Allen Carr's Easy Way to Control Alcohol

Allen Carr

The Myth of Self-esteem: How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life Forever (Psychology)

Albert Ellis

Fiction / Literary

Convenience Store Woman: A Novel

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

The Stories of John Cheever (Vintage International)
John Cheever

Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

John Glynn

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel

Ottessa Moshfegh

Homegoing: A novel

Yaa Gyasi

One of the Boys: A Novel

Daniel Magariel

The Sellout: A Novel

Paul Beatty

Another Country

James Baldwin

I Love Dick

Chris Kraus, Eileen Myles, Joan Hawkins

Bright Lights, Big City

Jay McInerney

Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)

Jenny Offill

Valley of the Dolls: 50th Anniversary Edition

Jacqueline Susann

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty: A Novel

Ramona Ausubel

The First Bad Man: A Novel

Miranda July

Sweetbitter: A novel

Stephanie Danler

Before the Fall

Noah Hawley


Jade Sharma

Rich and Pretty: A Novel

Rumaan Alam

Modern Lovers

Emma Straub

The Girls: A Novel

Emma Cline

The Nest

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

A Little Life: A Novel

Hanya Yanagihara

Fates and Furies: A Novel

Lauren Groff

Chelsea Girls: A Novel

Eileen Myles

A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel

Marlon James

The Unfortunates: A Novel

Sophie McManus

Desperate Characters

Paula Fox, Jonathan Franzen

The Circle

Dave Eggers


Lily King

The Martian: A Novel

Andy Weir

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel (Pen/Faulkner Award - Fiction)

Karen Joy Fowler

How German Is It: A Novel

Walter Abish

Goodbye to Berlin

Christopher Isherwood

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

Paula Hawkins

Everything I Never Told You: A Novel

Celeste Ng

We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel

Matthew Thomas

The Privileges: A Novel

Jonathan Dee