All of the following books have been read cover to cover. I also believe in treating books as blog posts and skipping to the interesting parts but they are not included here.

Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

Good Economics for Hard Times by Abhijit Banerjee and Ester Duflo

The Bible

The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

You and Your Research by Richard Hamming ✅

The Little Book of Deep Learning by Francois Fleuret ✅

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin ✅

The Egg by Andy Weir ✅

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri ✅

Zero to One by Peter Thiel ✅

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin ✅

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson ✅

How Democracies Die by Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky ✅

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder ✅

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller ✅

Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez ✅

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner ✅

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz ✅

Beloved by Toni Morrison ✅

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut✅

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey ✅

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre ✅

The Stranger by Albert Camus ✅

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad ✅

The Invisible Man by HG Wells ✅


I've read these pieces in fragments and have a few handwritten summaries and reflections here.

Plato's Theaetetus

Plato's The Allegory of the Cave, Republic VII

Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

Nagel's What All Mean: Other Minds, The Mind-Body Problem

Mill’s Utilitarianism

Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics

Kant’s Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals

Singer’s Famine, Affluence, Morality

Aquinas’ Does God Exist?

Hume’s Problems with the Cosmological Argument

Hume’s The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof

Anselm’s Ontological Argument

Kant’s The Impossibility of an Ontological Proof

Mackie’s Evil and Omnipotence

Feinberg's Psychological Egoism

Rachels' The Challenge of Cultural Relativism

Smith's The World's Religions

Otto's The Idea of the Holy

Nishitani's Religion and Nothingness

Nietzsche’s The Gay Science

Nietzsche’s The Antichrist

Nagel’s Meaning of Life

Sartre’s The Humanism of Existentialism

Sartre’s Freedom and Responsibility

Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Beauvoir’s The Second Sex

James’ Black Feminism