Guide for the Perplexed
- Most recent first. List begins summer 2009.
- Recommended titles in bold.
- I love talking about books, or why I bolded a certain title. Find me on Twitter. I may not still agree with a rating.
- A Matter of Justice, by Charles Todd.
- This Is My God, by Herman Wouk.
- If A Place Could Make You Cry, by Daniel Gordis.
- Moonraker, by Ian Fleming.
- Words That Hurt, Words that Heal, by Joseph Telushkin.
- God in Search of Man, by Abraham Joshua Heschel.
- Normal People, by Sally Rooney.
Hare with Amber Eyes, by Edmund de Waal.
and Revolution, by Michael Walzer.
Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust, by Tom Segev.
to Read Hebrew in 6 Weeks!, by Miiko Shaffier.
Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, by Ari Shavit.
Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American
Hero, by Timothy Egan.
Saw Ramallah, by Mourid Barghouti.
Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person, by Harold S.
Town, by Peter Hessler.
A Very Short Introduction, by Norman Solomon.
Man Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse.
The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in
America, by Christopher Leonard.
My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber, by Susan
Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink.
Holdout, by Graham Moore.
Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious #3), by Maureen Johnson.
Search for Meaning, by Victor E. Frankl.
Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning, by
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
to the Next Generation 2: Reflections on Jewish Life, by Rabbi
by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion, by Danya
in the Sea of Talmud: Lessons for Everyday Living, by Rabbi Michael
Katz and Rabbi Gershon Schwartz.
Valley, by Anna Wiener.
How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America, by Scott Adams.
Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, by David Brooks.
Life: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking, by Harold Kushner.
a Life that Matters, by Harold Kushner.
is the Key, by Ryan Holiday.
of Silver, by Stephen Wylen.
Record, by Edward Snowden
is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared, by Alan Lew.
Score Takes Care of Itself, by Bill Walsh.
Researching, Interviewing, Writing, by Robert A. Caro.
Up, Wake Up, To Do The Work Of The Creator, by William B. Helmreich.
Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs and Rituals, by George
Institute, by Stephen King.
Girl Who Lived Twice, by David Lagercrantz.
To Fight Anti-Semitism, by Bari Weiss.
and Kill First, by Ronen Bergman.
Pumped: The Battle for Uber, by Mike Isaac.
Border, by Don Winslow.
Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday.
Cartel, by Don Winslow.
Power of the Dog, by Don Winslow.
Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung.
Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg.
Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No
Easy Answers, by Ben Horowitz.
by Tara Westover.
Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, by Jason Fung.
How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth, by Gabriel
Weinberg and Justin Mares.
Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by
25 Years in Provence, by Peter Mayle.
Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, by Jocko Willink, Leif
Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made
Computing Personal, by M. Mitchell Waldrop.
Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill
Campbell, by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle.
Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish
Religion, Its People, and Its History, by Joseph Telushkin.
Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most
of Them Now, by Meg Jay.
Equals Freedom: Field Manual, by Jocko Willink.
Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived
the Longest, by Dan Buettner.
Lost Girls of Paris, by Pam Jenoff
Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1), by George R.R. Martin.
Life and Work, by Ray Dalio
and Painters, by Paul Graham (reread).
Farm, by George Orwell.
to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at
An Answer, by Sarah Bakewell.
We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, by Matthew
Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2), by Maureen Johnson.
Will Teach You to Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi.
Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield.
Bat, by Jo Nesbo.
President Is Missing, by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.
Case for Israel, by Alan Dershowitz.
the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by Jon Krakauer.
Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE, by Phil Knight.
Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your
Team, by Simon Sinek, David Mead, and Peter Docker
A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis.
Father of Modern Israel, by Anita Shapira.
Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest
for Work You Love, by Cal Newport.
Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal
Attachments, by Tyler Cowen.
Sense, by Thomas Paine.
Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward.
Colored Glasses, by Brianna Wolfson.
Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, by
Antonio García Martínez.
Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.
Little History of Economics, by Niall Kishtainy.
Tales of Childhood, by Roald Dahl.
Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's
Largest Private Company
by Charles Koch.
Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John
Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson.
2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against
the United States: A Speculative Novel, by Jeffrey Lewis.
in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts,
by Annie Duke.
Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, by William B.
Growth Handbook, by Elad Gil.
Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy.
Your Own Disaster, by Dana Schwartz.
Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream,
by Tyler Cowen.
Girl with a Clock for a Heart, by Peter Swanson.
Every Fear, by Peter Swanson.
To One: Notes on Startups, or, How to Build the Future, by Peter
Thiel, with Blake Masters.
Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting
the World, by David Kirkpatrick.
Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, by Ryan Holiday.
Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the
Radical Right, by Jane Mayer.
Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass
Ceiling, by Amy Chozick.
Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson.
of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and
Private Dynasty, by Daniel Schulman.
Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of
Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, by
Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, by James Comey.
Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and
Why It Matters, by Tom Nichols
Girl, by Hope Jahren.
Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women, by Christina Hoff
Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.
Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning, by
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, by
Charles T. Munger, Peter E. Kaufman.
The Last Liberal Art, by Robert G. Hagstrom.
Munger: The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin.
Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by
Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone.
Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven
'How To' Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for
Obtaining Public and Private Grants, by David G. Bauer.
Shepherd, by Frederick Forsyth.
Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a
rich, free life, by J.L. Collins.
More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, by B.J. Novak.
Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Burton G. Malkiel.
Devious (Truly Devious, #1), by Maureen Johnson.
Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Of Warren Buffett: Lessons For Corporate America, by Warren Buffett.
Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice
Financial Diet, by Chelsea Fagan.
Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman.
Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped
Her, by Joanna Connors.
World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in
the Buzzfeed Age, by Emmy J. Favilla.
by Andy Weir.
River of Consciousness, by Oliver Sacks.
We're Off, by Dana Schwartz.
City: New York, Oliver, and Me, by Bill Hayes.
West, by Mohsin Hamid.
Into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go
Wrong in Print — And How to Avoid Them, by Bill Walsh.
and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, by
Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel, by Alain de Botton.
Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English,
by Patricia T. O'Conner.
Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, by Jane C. Geever.
Player One, by Ernest Cline
Will Happen: A Recovering Pedant's Guide to English Language and
Style, by Oliver Kamm.
All the Way Down, by John Green.
Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can
Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoe Quinn.
Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki.
the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5), by David
by Ernest Callenbach.
My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, by
of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return
to Principle, by Jeff Flake.
B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, by Sheryl
Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway.
Hours: Find a fulfilling career that does good, by Benjamin Todd.
Before You, by Jojo Moyes.
Dead Zone, by Stephen King.
Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century
Journalism, by Mitchell Stephens.
Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, by Laurie Penny.
Ghost, by Robert Harris.
by Carl Sagan.
Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk
Road, by Nick Bilton.
by Robert Harris.
Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance.
Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st
Century, by Steven Pinker
a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book, by Jomny Sun
to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran.
451, by Ray Bradbury.
Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a
Professional, by Nancy Smith.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
by Angela Duckworth
History, by Katharine Graham
a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by
Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, by Elizabeth Warren,
Amelia Warren Tyagi
Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing, by Norman Mailer
in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam and the War of Ideas, by
Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About
Who We Really Are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and
Grant Givers Share Their Secrets, by Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox
in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury
Office Not Required, by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
to Ruin Everything: Essays, by George Watsky
An Iraqi Rhapsody, by Sinan Antoon
at Home Superstar: How to Stay Focused and Rock Your Day, by Jack
Abbas El Abd, Ahmed Alaidy
Knees: Modern Arabic Short Stories from Syria, Zakaria Tamer
Things, by Stephen King.
Committee, by Sonallah Ibrahim
Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech,
by Stephen D. Solomon
Story of Zahra, by Hanan Al-Shaykh, Peter Ford (Translator)
by Anton Shammas
of My Life and My Life with the Times, by Max Frankel
Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing
Success, by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell
by Neil Gaiman.
to Haifa, by Ghassan Khanafani.
Conference of the Birds, by Farid al-Din Attar, Dick Davis
(Translator), Afkham Darbandi (Translator)
by Abdul Rahman Munif
A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #77), by Kevin
Dust, by Ibrahim al-Koni.
Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2), by Stephen King
of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih
Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
Golden Chariot, by Salwa Bakr
by Naguib Mahfouz
101: Everything You Need to Know about the American Legal System by
Jay M. Feinman
Great Things by Jodi Picoult
You for Smoking, by Christopher Buckley.
Rise of the Image the Fall of the Word, by Mitchell Stephens.
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon.
Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and
Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, by Robert
of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, by
Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide
Their Money, by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier.
Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself, by Susan Bell.
Internet of Things, by Samuel Greengard.
You've Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson.
Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist, by Chuck Jones.
Name Is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok.
Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal
Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's
Superpowers, by Simon Winchester.
Broker, by John Grisham.
of Bones, by Stephen King.
Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run
Amok, by Glenn Greenwald.
by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott.
Secret History, by Donna Tartt.
Little Nobody, by Anna Kendrick.
Mortis, by Anthony Horowitz
Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who
Want to Write Them, by Francine Prose
Productive Writer: Tips & Tools to Help You Write More, Stress
Less & Create Success, by Sage Cohen.
One Lawyer's Journey into the Inferno of American Justice, by David
Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz, by
Aaron Swartz (Author), Lawrence Lessig (Introduction).
Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me, by
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy: Everything Is Fire
(Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #25), by Eric Bronson (Series
Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less, by
Word is My Bond by Roger Moore, Gareth Owen.
List, by Thomas Keneally.
Firm, by John Grisham.
Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen
Your Creative Mind, by Jocelyn K. Glei.
Baby: A Memoir, by Orla Tinsley.
Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, by Mara
for the Press, by James C. Goodale.
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling.
Writing, by Stephen King. (Reread.)
Green Mile, by Stephen King.
by Stephen King.
Next Decade: Empire and Republic in a Changing World, by George
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling.
Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.
Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton.
Moon's a Balloon, by David Niven.
Jefferson: The Art of Power, by Jon Meachum.
Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling.
the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, by
Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling.
Heartbreak of Aaron Burr, by H.W. Brands.
by Neil Gaiman.
and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, by Mona
Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More,
by Janet Mock.
Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare
Program, by Jeremy Scahill and The Staff of The Intercept.
The Crisis in the Catholic Church, by The Boston Globe.
Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm.
Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.
Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman
Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War, by Anthony
Toward Bethlehem, by Joan Didion.
by Junot Díaz.
Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era, by Michael
at Tiffany's and Three Stories, by Truman Capote
to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, by Robert A. Pape.
Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco.
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz.
The Emerging Crisis in Europe, by George Freidman.
Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Town, by Mark Leibowich.
With Shakespeare, by Jillian Keenan.
Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling.
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling.
The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.
Beirut to Jerusalem, by Thomas L. Friedman
by Alan Dowty .
Places, by Gillian Flynn.
Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Objects, by Gillian Flynn
Cities, by Ian Fleming.
Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis.
Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.
by Edward W. Said.
Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer.
Saw Ramallah, by Mourid Barghouti.
Witness, by Agatha Christie.
& Society in the Contemporary Middle East, by Michele Penner
Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest
of the World, by Edward W. Said
on the Table, by Agatha Christie.
Struggle for Iran, by Christopher De Bellaigue.
Modern Middle East: A History, by James Gelvin.
Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.
Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking), by Christian Rudder
History of Modern Iran, by Ervand Abrahamian.
Cold Blood, by Truman Capote.
Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our
Families, by Philip Gourevitch
Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson
the Move: A Life, by Oliver Sacks.
without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, by Mustafa Akyol.
Is New York, by E.B. White.
In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan, by Mary Anne Weaver.
Wars: The World is a Battlefield, by Jeremy Scahill.
News: The Future of Journalism, by Mitchell Stephens.
Internet of Garbage, by Sarah Jeong.
Walk, by Naguib Mahfouz.
2, by Marjane Satrapi.
The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi.
the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, by Richard J.
Carriers, by John McPhee.
Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns, by John P. Avlon,
Errol Louis, and Jesse Angelo.
Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at
It, by Kelly McGonigal .
Your Beholder, by Adam Rapp.
Liberation, by Peter Singer.
LuPone: A Memoir, by Patti LuPone.
Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and
Justice from North Africa to Iran, by Nasser Weddady and Sohrab
Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk
About Because Nobody Else Will, by Jamie Kilstein and Allison
Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists,
by Suzette Martinez Standring.
Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It, by Nicholas Awde and
god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam, by Reza
Airborne, by James Fallows.
and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control
Your World, by Bruce Schneier.
Regiment, by Terry Pratchett.
Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his
life. His own, by David Carr.
Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid.
of the Mind: A History of Iran, by Michael Axworthy.
Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday:
Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East, by Neil
Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in
Iran, by Azadeh Moaveni.
of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih.
on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie.
of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran, by Ray Mottahedeh.
There, by Jerzy Kosinski.
Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products, by Leander Kahney.
Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, by Stephen
Editor #1: The Collected Columns (with Reflections, Reconsiderations
and Even a Few Retractions) of the First Ombudsman of The New York
Times, by Daniel Okrent .
With Men, by Ann Beattie.
Worth: Write Well and Prosper, by Terri Brooks and Mary Quigley.
of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, by Andrew Cockburn
and Patrick Cockburn.
Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie.
News at The New York Times, by Nikki Usher.
Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam, by
Mary Anne Weaver.
Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart.
the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane), by
Gavin de Becker.
One: Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism .
Edited by David Folkenflik.
Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, by Randy
Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of
Femininity, by Julia Serano.
Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, by James Risen.
Normal, by Andrew Sullivan.
Eighty-Four, by George Orwell. (First book of 2015.)
Girl, by Gillian Flynn.
Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, by Cory
Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future
of the Future, by Cory Doctorow.
Don't Ask, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.
Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age,
by Astra Taylor
Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd.
Writing Well, by William Zinsser.
the Media, by Dan Gillmor.
Gods, by Neil Gaiman.
Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, by
Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People
Help, by Amanda Palmer.
by Stephen King.
Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker.
Journalist and the Murderer, by Janet Malcolm.
Hacker Playbook: A Practical Guide to Penetration Testing, by Peter
of Eternity, by Ken Follett.
X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review, by John Siracusa.
Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public
Should Expect, by Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel.
The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, by Charles Seife.
Google Met Wikileaks, by Julian Assange.
is the New Black: My Year in a Woman's Prison, by Piper Kerman.
to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's
Top Students, by Cal Newport.
How to End the War of 1948 (Open Media Series), by Tanya Reinhart.
for Diversity and Social Justice, by Maurianne Adams, Warren
Blumenfeld, Carmelita Castaneda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L.
Peters, Ximena Zuniga.
Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, by Laurie Penny.
Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, by
To One: Notes on Startups, or, How to Build the Future, by Peter
Thiel, with Blake Masters.
Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum
Cryptography, by Simon Singh.
Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke
Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
and the Age of Transparency, by Micah L. Sifry.
Sh*t Done!: From spare room to boardroom in 1,000 days, by Niall
L, by Scott Turow.
Is For Activism: Dissent, Resistance And Rebellion In A Digital
Culture, by Joss Hands.
Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy
Equality and Protect the Powerful, by Glenn Greenwald.
Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan.
Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, by James Fallows
by Julian Assange, with Jacob Applebaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn,
and Jérémie Zimmermann.
Machine Kills Secrets: Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their
Fight to Empower Whistleblowers, by Andy Greenberg.
Argument: Inside the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics, by Matt
Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance
State, by Glenn Greenwald.
Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy, by Violet Blue.
a las Diez, by Marco Denevi. (Read for a Spanish class at NYU.)
the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. (Objectively the worst book I've read
to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital
Explosion, by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis
and its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud.
the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace.
Play The King, by Michael Dobbs.