Books

This is a list of books that I’ve read and were good enough to finish, mostly since 2014. There’s a lot of Stephen King in there – the man’s a terrific writer.

Non-fiction books

Title Author Year Published Notes
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Siddhartha Mukherjee 2010 An excellent resource on cancer history.
Homo Deus Yuval Noah Harari 2016  
Deep Work Cal Newport 2016  
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi 2016  
Porcelain: A Memoir Moby 2016  
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Ashlee Vance 2017  
Mastery Robert Greene 2013  
Zero to One Peter Thiel, Blake Masters 2014  
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson 2011  

Fiction books

Title Author Year Published Notes
The Rules of Attractoin Bret Easton Ellis 1987  
The Life We Bury Allen Eskens 2014  
Artemis Andy Weir 2017 The plot is only mildly interesting and the main character is hardly believable.
Authority Jeff VanderMeer 2014  
The Force Don Winslow 2017  
Along Came a Spider James Patterson 1993 Not really digging Patterson’s style.
Annihilation Jeff VanderMeer 2014 Beyond creepy.
Who Goes There? John W. Campbell 1938  
Revival Stephen King 2014  
The Stand Stephen King 1990  
1984 George Orwell 1949  
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Stephen King 1982  
End of Watch Stephen King 2016  
Finders Keepers Stephen King 2015  
Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1932 Quality science fiction.
Mr. Mercedes Stephen King 2014  
The Martian Andy Weir 2011  
The Children Act Ian McEwan 2014  
The Shining Stephen King 1977 I haven’t seen the movie yet.
Hearts in Atlantis Stephen King 1999  
11/22/63 Stephen King 2011 Amazing, probably his best.
The Schopenhauer Cure Irvin Yalom 2005  
Duma Key Stephen King 2008  
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis 1991 My first English novel – and I didn’t look back!