2017 Reading List

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Lessons Learned from the 2016 Reading List Project

See last year’s reading list project page for more details.

For 2017, I hoped to select a list of books with more complex content, still with the aim of covering as wide a range of categories as I can, but a smaller total number.

I am carrying over 3 books from 2016 - No Ordinary Time, Sapiens and Open by Andre Agassi. Usually, if I haven’t finished a book in one continuous session, it gets less and less likely that I will finish the book. That said, I do plan to make another serious attempt at finishing the books. Stay tuned!

Index

History:


Books Read in 2017

Nothing to see here yet…


Books I'm still reading, carried over from 2016

No ordinary time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt : the home front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin (1994)

Category: Biographies & Memoirs > Presidents

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (2011)

Category: Anthropology

Open by Andre Agassi (2009)

Category: Biographies & Memoirs > Modern


Reading List for 2017

1. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini (1984)

Category: Business & Money > Consumer Behavior

2. Overwatch: A Thriller (The Logan West Thrillers) by Matthew Betley (2016)

Category: Literary Fiction > Action & Adventure

3. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2005)

Category: Politics & Social Sciences > Civil War

4. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (2014)

Category: Business & Money > Fiction

5. The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building by David J. Peterson (2015)

Category: Foreign Languages

6. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014)

Category: Law

7. Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight by John W. Foreman (2013)

Category: Computers & Technology > Databases & Big Data > Data Mining

8. The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (2016)

Category: Literary Fiction > African American

9. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (2010)

Category: Cognitive Psychology

10. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel (2010)

Category: Engineering & Transportation

Barack Obama's Recommended Books

See full article here

11. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu et al. (2007)

Category: Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction

12. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014)

Category: Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical

13. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll (2004)

Category: Politics & Government > Specific Topics > Terrorism

Bill Gates's Favorite Books of 2016

See full article here

14. The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2016)

Category: Medicine > Basic Sciences > Genetics

Bill Gates’s review of The Gene: An Intimate History

15. The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke (2016)

Category: Engineering > Energy Production & Extraction > Electric

Read the main My Favorite Books of 2016 article for a short note from Bill Gates about the book.

Arti Annaswamy

Arti Annaswamy

Data analytics, process improvement, project management, coffee drinking

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