2021 Reading List

2021 Reading List

Completed (41):


  • User Friendly: How the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play - Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant
  • The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-Hackers is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum - Camila Russo
  • Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age - Brad Smith
  • Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door — Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy - Christopher Mims
  • Experience On Demand: What Virtual Reality is, How it Works, and What it Can Do — Jeremy Bailenson
  • The Exponential Age: How Accelerating Technology is Transforming Business, Politics, and Society - Azeem Azhar
  • Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology - Neil Postman
  • The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America - Margaret O'Mara
  • Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation - Kevin Roose
  • Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley - Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Klaus Schwab
  • Machine Platform Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future - Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Eric Ries
  • AI Super Powers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order - Kai-Fu Lee
  • Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future - Joi Ito and Jeff Howe
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future - Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

Politics/International Affairs

  • The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death By Politics - Bradley Tusk
  • Mao: The Unknown Story - Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
  • On the House: A Washington Memoir - John Boehner
  • Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants - George W. Bush
  • A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism - Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World - H.R. McMaster
  • A Charge to Keep - George W. Bush
  • The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide to No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Depressing, and Sometimes Hilarious Government - Eliot Nelson
  • Grant - Ron Chernow

Misc. Nonfiction

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Sheryl Sandberg
  • The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business - Duff McDonald
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America - Richard Rothstein
  • Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World - Larry W. Hurtado
  • The Weight of Glory - C.S. Lewis
  • The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life - David Brooks
  • Good in a Room: How to Sell Yourself (and Your Ideas) and Win Over Any Audience - Stephanie Palmer
  • The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
  • The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century - George Friedman
  • The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020's and the Triumph Beyond - George Friedman


  • The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars - Christopher Paolini
  • Deaths End - Cixin Liu, Translated by Ken Liu
  • Orders of Battle - Marko Kloos
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein