Reading List

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

Zen Flesh Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings – Various
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
On the Shortness of Life – Seneca

📕 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

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

Writings from the Zen Masters – Various
Storm Static Sleep: A Pathway Through Post-Rock – Jack Chuter
A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible – Stephen Hawking
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
The Philosophy of Existentialism​: Selected Essays – Jean-Paul Sartre