Reading maketh a full man. And I completely agree with Francis Bacon.  I didn't use to read a lot when I was a kid. When I started reading regularly, I realized the true power of reading. This is an attempt to keep a log of the books I've read over the years. This page is inspired by Patrick Collison's Bookshelf, Aaron Swartz, Tiger Shen and of course Bill Gates. The data behind this page is from Goodreads API.


Greg McKeown

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg McKeown

Rolf Potts

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
by Rolf Potts

Scott Belsky

The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture
by Scott Belsky

Adam Connor

Discussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration through Critique
by Adam Connor

Steven Pressfield

The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

Susan Sontag

On Photography
by Susan Sontag

Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami

Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer

Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson

Steven D. Levitt

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt

Randy J. Hunt

Product Design for the Web: Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products
by Randy J. Hunt

Devdutt Pattanaik

My Gita
by Devdutt Pattanaik

Joseph Jordania

Why Do People Sing? Music in Human Evolution
by Joseph Jordania

Matt Ridley

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
by Matt Ridley

Will Durant

The Lessons of History
by Will Durant

Nick Bilton

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire
by Nick Bilton

Scott Adams

The Joy of Work: Dilbert's Guide to Finding Happiness at the Expense of Your Co-Workers
by Scott Adams

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Keith Johnstone

by Keith Johnstone


Superhuman by Habit: A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time
by Tynan

Cal Newport

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport

Viktor E. Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Amish Tripathi

The Secret Of The Nagas
by Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi

मेलुहा के मृत्युंजय [The Immortals of Meluha]
by Amish Tripathi

Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini

Bruno Munari

Design as Art
by Bruno Munari

Ravish Kumar

इश्क में शहर होना
by Ravish Kumar

Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga

Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Viktor E. Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Donald A. Norman

The Design of Everyday Things Indian ed.: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Donald A. Norman

Jason Fried

by Jason Fried

Leo Tolstoy

The Greatest Short Stories of Leo Tolstoy
by Leo Tolstoy

Jake Knapp

Sprint: A Radically New Way to Test Ideas, Solve Problems and Answer Your Most Pressing Questions
by Jake Knapp

Steve Krug

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug

Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
by Trevor Noah

Phil Knight

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
by Phil Knight

Richard Feynman

Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character as Told to Ralph Leighton
by Richard Feynman

Robert B. Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert B. Cialdini

Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande

Hermann Hesse

by Hermann Hesse

Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

Rashmi Bansal

Connect The Dots
by Rashmi Bansal

Leander Kahney

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products
by Leander Kahney

Varun Agarwal

How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company
by Varun Agarwal

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

George Orwell

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
by Malcolm Gladwell

John Green

Looking for Alaska
by John Green

John Green

Paper Towns
by John Green

John Green

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

Timothy Ferriss

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
by Timothy Ferriss

Steven Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation
by Steven Johnson

Peter Thiel

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by Peter Thiel

Aarron Walter

Designing for Emotion
by Aarron Walter

Mike Monteiro

Design Is a Job
by Mike Monteiro

Biz Stone

Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind
by Biz Stone

Nick Bilton

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
by Nick Bilton

Brent Schlender

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
by Brent Schlender

Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
by Ashlee Vance

Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank

Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson

Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

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Michael Palin

Erebus: The Story of a Ship
by Michael Palin

Nathan Latka

How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break to Get Rich
by Nathan Latka

Douglas Stone

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
by Douglas Stone

Peter Matthiessen

The Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen

Ken Kocienda

Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
by Ken Kocienda

Julie Zhuo

The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You
by Julie Zhuo

Tim Butcher

Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
by Tim Butcher

Shel Silverstein

The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

Markus Zusak

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

Michael Moss

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss

Daniel C. Dennett

Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life
by Daniel C. Dennett

George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders

Christopher Murphy

A Pocket Guide to the Craft of Words, Part 1 - Macrocopy
by Christopher Murphy

Christopher Murphy

A Pocket Guide to the Craft of Words, Part 2 - Microcopy
by Christopher Murphy

Carolyn Wood

The Manual, Volume 3
by Carolyn Wood

Carolyn Wood

The Manual, Volume 2
by Carolyn Wood

Andy McMillan

The Manual, Volume 1
by Andy McMillan

Tim Hoover

Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs
by Tim Hoover

Sophie Lovell

Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible
by Sophie Lovell

Ellen Lupton

Thinking with Type
by Ellen Lupton

Jim Williams

Type Matters!
by Jim Williams

Paul Rand

Design, Form, and Chaos
by Paul Rand

Robert Bringhurst

The Elements of Typographic Style
by Robert Bringhurst

Massimo Vignelli

The Vignelli Canon
by Massimo Vignelli

Ed Catmull

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
by Ed Catmull

Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez

Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert

Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tzu