2021 Reading list
My only New Year resolution for 2021 (Or at least the only one that I can still remember) was to read 2 books every month. Having a long history of unfulfilled new year resolutions, I must say I surprised myself by nailing this one.
Note: I reread some of my favorites such as Harari’s “Sapiens” and Hawking’s “Brief Answers to the Big Questions’’ again this year.
Here is the list of my 2021 reads.
- The Psychology of Money — Morgan Housel
- What If I Had Never Tried It: The Autobiography — Valentino Rossi
- Siddhartha — Hermann Hesse
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future — Peter Thiel
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold — John le Carré
- Storyshowing: How to Stand Out from the Storytellers — Sam Cawthorn
- Math Without Numbers — Milo Beckman
- Numbers Don’t Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World — Vaclav Smil
- A Pocket Full of Rye — Agatha Christie
- Brief Answers to the Big Questions — Stephen Hawking
- The Postman Always Rings Twice — James M Cain
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones — James Clear
- No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention — Reed Hastings
- Crooked House — Agatha Christie
- Project Hail Mary — Andy Weir
- Billy Summers — Stephen King
- Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products — Nir Eyal
- Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher — Richard Feynman
- The Two Lost Mountains (Jack West Jr, #6) — Matthew Reilly
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind — Yuval Noah Harari
- Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World — David Epstein
- The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War — Ben Macintyre
- The Thursday Murder Club — Richard Osman
- Zen Pencils: Creative Struggle — Gavin Aung Than
- Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything — Joshua Foer
- Mind Master: Winning Lessons From A Champion’s Life — Viswanathan Anand
Some books from my reading list for 2022 below.
- Great Expectations — Charles Dickens
- Freedom at Midnight — Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins
- Julius Caesar — William Shakespeare
- Travels with Charley — John Steinbeck
- Code Breaker — Walter Isaacson
- Selfish Gene — Richard Dawkins
- An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India — Shashi Tharoor
If you have read any of them do reach out, I would love to hear from you!