I’ve decided to start a reading list. I’ll post books that I want to read, books that I’m reading, and finished books… all of this broken down by year. I’ve always worked so hard at both writing books and learning new stuff for my job that I’ve neglected reading for pleasure over the past couple of decades. I used to read a lot when I was a teen and during my six year tenure in the Marines. Once I left the Corps and started school, I was too busy with homework and life to actually read. That needs to change. So this is my attempt to get back into books.

Rules: Can’t be a technical book. Those don’t count; even though I enjoy technology. And it can’t be a book that I’ve read before.

2017 Reading List

📖 Currently Reading

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
Time Enough For Love – Robert Heinlein
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible – Stephen Hawking

📕 Finished

On Truth – Harry G. Frankfurt
Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers – Leonard Koren
On Bullshit – Harry G. Frankfurt
The Tao of Bill Murray – Gavin Edwards
On the Shortness of Life – Seneca
Zen Flesh Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings – Various

📚 Stack to be Read (Not necessarily in order…)

Void Star: A Novel – Zachary Mason
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics – Carlo Rovelli
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity – Carlo Rovelli
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil – Tom Mueller
Milk: A Local and Global History – Deborah Valenze
Salt: A World History – Mark Kurlansky
Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) – Karel Capek
Writings from the Zen Masters – Various
Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock – Jack Chuter
Existentialism From Dostoevsky To Sartre – Walter Kaufmann
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel – Ray Bradbury
Animal Farm – George Orwell
The Sleeper Awakes –  H.G. Wells
Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey – Reid Mitenbuler
F*ck Feelings – Michael Bennett MD
Basic Writings of Nietzsche – Friedrich Nietzsche
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer – Siddhartha Mukherjee
Lying – Sam Harris
Assholes: A Theory – Aaron James
The History of Money – Jack Weatherford
The Twelve Caesars – Suetonius
Lives of the Later Caesars – Anthony Birley