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: 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?

16 Results - Theory


12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan Peterson
Theory
7/10
Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction

Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction

Kurt Spellmeyer
Theory
Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware Right Now, Every Day

Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware Right Now, Every Day

Steve Hagen
Theory
9/10
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport
Theory
8/10
Hackers & Painters

Hackers & Painters

Paul Graham
Theory
9/10
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jonathan Haidt
Theory
10/10
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari
Theory
9/10
Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankyl
Theory
8/10
Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance

Tara Brach
Theory
8/10
A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf
Theory
9/10 - Oct 2019
Seneca: Letters from a Stoic

Seneca: Letters from a Stoic

Robin Campbell (translator)
Theory
8/10
The Symposium

The Symposium

Plato (translated by Walter Hamilton)
Theory
6/10 - Oct 2019
To Have or To Be

To Have or To Be

Erich Fromm
Theory
7/10
The Way of Zen

The Way of Zen

Alan Watts
Theory
9/10
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Robert Pirsig
Theory
8/10
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Shunryu Suzuki
Theory
8/10

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