An incomplete list of notable books I’ve read, in no particular order. My favorite novel is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which I found in a hostel while hitchhiking in the Middle East. Rather, the book and I found each other as lovers do — that's when my love for reading began.

Last Updated: March 14, 2021

Currently Reading

The Art of Memoir — by Mary Karr

How to Write Well — by William Zinsser

Finite and Infinite Games — by James P. Carse

Man's Search for Meaning — by Victor Frankel


The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership — by Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman

The Psychology of Money - Morgan Housel

The Wealthy Gradener: Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son - John Soforic


How to Take Smart Notes — by Sönke Ahrens

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything — by Joshua Foer

Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution — by Nikki R. Keddie

The Mom Test — by Rob Fitzpatrick

Atomic Habits — by James Clear

10 Days to Faster Reading — by Abby Marks-Beal and The Princeton Language Institute

How to Read a Book — by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

Men Explain Things to Me — by Rebecca Solnit

Sum: 40 Tales from the Afterlives — by David Eagleman

The White Tiger — by Aravind Adiga

Walden — by Henry David Thoreau

Shantaram — by Gregory David Roberts

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel — by Rolf Potts

How to Win Friends and Influence People — by Dale Carnegie


The Remains of the Day — by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Great Mental Models — by Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike — by Phil Knight

Tao of Charlie Munger — by Charlie Munger

High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups from 10 to 10,000 People — by Elad Gill

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life — by Bull Burnett and Dave Evans

Principles: Life and Work — by Ray Dalio

Tools of Titans — by Tim Ferris

Meditations — by Marcus Aurelius

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character — by Richard Feynman

The Hard Thing About Hard Things — by Ben Horowitz

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It — by Kamal Ravikant

2018 & Earlier

Siddartha — by Herman Hesse

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future — by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

One Hundred Years of Solitude — by Gabriel García Márquez

News of a Kidnapping — by Gabriel García Márquez

The 4 Hour Body — by Tim Ferriss

The Lean Product Playbook — by Dan Olsen

Play Bigger — by Al Ramadan and Sean Pratt

The Business of Sharing: Making it in the New Sharing Economy — by Alex Stephany

Venture Deals — by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Who: The A Method for Hiring — by Geoff Smart and Randy Street

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind — by Yuval Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow — by Yuval Harari

1984 — by George Orwell

Outliers: The Story of Success — by Malcolm Gladwell

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment — by Eckhart Tolle

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life — by by Marshall B. Rosenberg and Deepak Chopra

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity — by Kim Scott

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change — by Steven Covey

The Kite Runner — by Khaled Hosseini

The Selfish Gene — by Richard Dawkin

The Stranger — by Albert Camus

The Game — by Ken Dryden

Of Mice and Men — by John Steinbeck

A Thousand Splendid Suns — by Khaled Hosseini

The Alchemist — by Paulo Coelho

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action — by Simon Sinek

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference — by Malcolm Gladwell

Choke — by Chuck Palahniuk

Into the Wild — by Jon Krakauer