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.


Peter Hollins

Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average From the Exceptional. Improved Decision-Making, Logical Analysis, and Problem-Solving.

by Peter Hollins
Tara Westover


by Tara Westover
Leonard Mlodinow

Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World

by Leonard Mlodinow
Hans Rosling

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think

by Hans Rosling
William B. Irvine

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

by William B. Irvine
Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek

by Timothy Ferriss
Mortimer J. Adler

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

by Mortimer J. Adler
Tom Kelley

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

by Tom Kelley
Greg McKeown

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Greg McKeown

Bangkok: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

by Monocle
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
Sarah Bakewell

How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer

by Sarah Bakewell
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
George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders
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 (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)

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 P. Feynman

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

by Richard P. 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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Richard P. Rumelt

Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

by Richard P. Rumelt
Russ Harris

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT

by Russ Harris
Robert Macfarlane

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

by Robert Macfarlane
Robert A. Caro

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

by Robert A. Caro
David Graeber

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

by David Graeber
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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