Currently Reading

Title Author(s) Type Notes
The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss Fiction, Fantasy  

Shelved

Title Author(s) Type Notes
Patton: A Genius for War Carlo D’Este Biography, Military History, Nonfiction  
Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor Anthony Everitt History, Biography, Nonfiction  
Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings Thomas Paine Philosophy, History, Nonfiction, Politics  
Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum Leonard Susskind, Art Friedman Physics, Science, Nonfiction  
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China Ezra F. Vogel History, China, Biography, Nonfiction  
L’Etranger Albert Camus Classics, Fiction, Philosophy, French  
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk Peter L. Bernstein Finance, History, Nonfiction  
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Christopher M. Bishop Computer Science, Machine Learning, Nonfiction  
The End of History and the Last Man Francis Fukuyama History, Nonfiction, Political Science  

Completed

Warning (August 28, 2023) I’ve only been properly tracking the books I’ve read in 2023 onwards. I include 2019 since I appear to have tracked some of the books that year, take it as a best-effort.

2024 | 2023 | 2019

2024

Books

Title Author(s) Type Notes
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett (Translator) Classics, Fiction, Russian Literature  
Throne of Glass Sarah J. Maas Fantasy  
Philip and Alexander, Kings and Conquerors Adrian Goldsworthy History, Nonfiction, Biography  
Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss’s Glossier Marisa Meltzer Nonfiction, Business  
Thief of Time Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Fiction  
The Mind of Napoleon: A Selection of His Written and Spoken Words Napoleon, Herold, J. Christopher History, Nonfiction  
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer Nonfiction, Nature, Memoir  
Washington: A Life Ron Chernow Nonfiction, Biography, History  
The Art of the Good Life Rolf Dobelli Self Help, Personal Development  
The Little Book of Deep Learning Francois Fleuret Nonfiction, Machine Learning  
The Sword of Kaigen M. L. Wang Fantasy, Fiction  
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas Classics, Fiction, French Literature  

Technical Papers

Title Author(s) Type Notes
GPT-Driver: Learning to Drive with GPT Mao, Jiageng, Yuxi Qian, Hang Zhao, and Yue Wang Technical paper, Machine Learning  
Halfway Between Kyoto and 2050: Zero Carbon is a Highly Unlikely Outcome Vaclav Smil Technical paper, Energy  
Cost of Capital and Capital Allocation Michael J Mauboussin, Dan Callahan Article, Finance  
Increasing Returns: Identifying Forms of Increasing Returns and What Drives Them Michael J Mauboussin, Dan Callahan Article, Finance  

2023

Title Author(s) Type Notes
The Order of Time Carlo Rovelli Science, Nonfiction, Physics  
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. Peter Green Biography, Nonfiction, Ancient History  
The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Fiction, Humor  
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) Sarah J. Maas Fantasy, Romance, Fiction  
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) Sarah J. Maas Fantasy, Romance, Fiction  
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) Sarah J. Maas Fantasy, Romance, Fiction  
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) Sarah J. Maas Fantasy, Romance, Fiction  
A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) Sarah J. Maas Fantasy, Romance, Fiction  
Daughter of the Moon Goddess Sue Lynn Tan Fantasy, Romance, Mythology, Fiction  
Tiger Woods Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian Sports, Biography, Nonfiction  
The Tower of Fools Andrzej Sapkowski, David French (Translator) Fantasy, Historical Fiction  
The Justice of Kings Richard Swan Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction  
Jingo Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Fiction, Humor  
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator) Classics, Fiction, Russian Literature  
The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer—The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb James W. Kunetka History, Nonfiction, Biography, Science  
Kushiel’s Dart Jacqueline Carey Fantasy, Romance, Fiction  
Big Panda and Tiny Dragon James Norbury Graphic Novel, Philosophy, Self Help  
Honey, the Fed Shrunk the Equity Premium: Asset Allocation in a Higher-Rate World AQR Paper, Finance  
Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions and of Increase of Want with Increase of Wealth: The Remedy Henry George Political Economy, Nonfiction, Philosophy  
Red Rising (Red Rising Series) Pierce Brown Fantasy, Science Fiction  
Golden Son (Red Rising Series) Pierce Brown Fantasy, Science Fiction  
Morning Star (Red Rising Series) Pierce Brown Fantasy, Science Fiction  
Iron Gold (Red Rising Series) Pierce Brown Fantasy, Science Fiction  
Dark Age (Red Rising Series) Pierce Brown Fantasy, Science Fiction  
The Three-Body Problem Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Translator) Science Fiction, Fantasy  
A Man for All Markets Edward O. Thorp Finance, Nonfiction, Memoir  
Lightbringer (Red Rising Series) Pierce Brown Fantasy, Science Fiction  

2019

Title Author(s) Type Notes
Mort Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Fiction, Humor Funny. It’s got a lot of cool social commentary. Absolutely adore the writing style.
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Walter Isaacson Nonfiction, History, Business  
“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman”: Adventures of a Curious Character Richard Feynman Science, Nonfiction, Biography, Physics  
A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics David A. Moss Economics, Nonfiction  
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Nicholas Taleb Nonfiction, Economics, Finance  
Season of Storms Andrzej Sapkowski, David French (Translator) Fantasy, Fiction Belongs to my favorite fantasy series.
The Black Swan Nassim Nicholas Taleb Nonfiction, Economics, Finance  
The Black Prism Brent Weeks Fantasy, Fiction I read this series over the summer very fast. It was good enough that it affected my productivity, so I read spoilers on the last book.
The Blinding Knife Brent Weeks Fantasy, Fiction  
The Broken Eye Brent Weeks Fantasy, Fiction  
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup John Carreyrou Nonfiction, Business  
The Final Empire Brandon Sanderson Fantasy, Fiction Has a really interesting magic system: characters ingest (“burn”) the metal dust (i.e. tin, steel, etc.) and it imbues them with powers like being able to pull or push on metal.
The Well of Ascension Brandon Sanderson Fantasy, Fiction  
The Hero of Ages Brandon Sanderson Fantasy, Fiction  
Circe Madeline Miller Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology Really touching book. Especially love the author’s writing style.
The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mythology This book touched on some themes I’ve never read before. Enlightening read, made me tear up at times.