Books


Welcome to my digital bookshelf

Here you'll find every book I've read, more or less, along with a rating of 1-10 how strongly I recommend each book. Some books might be missing from this list, since I only started it a few years back and had to rely on memory for past books I read. For the same reason, some books might be missing dates or ratings or other info. If you want, try sorting by: rating, latest, or alphabetical. Or try looking at these categories: any, biography, business, fiction, foreign, literature, non-fiction, and theory.

Raison d'être

Do you wonder why this page exists? A great treasure in my reading life has been thumbing through other digital bookshelves such as sivers/books, gatesnotes, as well as a few others, but primarily those. And ever since I was introduced to the concept I knew I'd someday want to build one myself. So consider this a way to pay it forward?

25 Results - Nonfiction - sorted by alphabetical


Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Randi Hutter Epstein
Nonfiction
7/10 - Jun 2019
The Big Short: inside the doomsday machine

The Big Short: inside the doomsday machine

Michael Lewis
Nonfiction
Aug 2010
Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Peter H. Gleik
Nonfiction
Aug 2010
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Robert C. Martin
Nonfiction
8/10 - Jan 2016
Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Annaka Harris
Nonfiction
7/10 - Jun 2019
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Mason Currey
Nonfiction
7/10 - Aug 2014
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Daniel Goleman
Nonfiction
8/10 - Jan 2015
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Eric Schlosser
Nonfiction
7/10 - Aug 2008
The Gene: An Intimate History

The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Nonfiction
8/10 - Apr 2020
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Guns, Germs, Steel

Guns, Germs, Steel

Jared Diamond
Nonfiction
9/10 - Dec 2017
Happier

Happier

Tal Ben-Shahar
Nonfiction
7/10 - Apr 2015
The Inflamed Mind

The Inflamed Mind

Edward Bullmore
Nonfiction
5/10 - Jul 2019
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark
Nonfiction
9/10 - Feb 2020
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chip & Dan Heath
Nonfiction
9/10 - Sep 2015
Mastery

Mastery

Robert Greene
Nonfiction
8/10 - May 2015
Mindset

Mindset

Carol Dweck
Nonfiction
7/10 - May 2014
The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz
Nonfiction
9/10 - Aug 2014
The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg
Nonfiction
7/10 - Sep 2014
Revolutionary Russia: 1891-1991

Revolutionary Russia: 1891-1991

Orlando Figes
Nonfiction
8/10 - May 2020
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Sapiens

Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari
Nonfiction
10/10 - Jul 2017
Silk Parachute

Silk Parachute

John McPhee
Nonfiction
Aug 2012
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Malcolm Gladwell
Nonfiction
6/10 - Oct 2014
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Roy Baumeister
Nonfiction
8/10 - Aug 2014
Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Your Memory: How It Works and How to Improve It

Kenneth Higbee
Nonfiction
9/10 - Aug 2013
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Charles Seife
Nonfiction
8/10 - Dec 2009

Quotes

"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen" - Samuel Johnson

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I've eaten; even so, they have made me" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Tat Tvam Asi" - Chandogya Upanishad