Skip to content

Janus (3): DC Reading List 2021

I’m trying a different format for this year’s reading list: a queue and a read (past tense) list. (Note that many of these are carried over from last year’s list!)

The Queue

Don Quixote – Cervantes (Edith Grossman translation)

The Three Body Problem – Cixin Liu
Exhalation – Ted Chiang
A Hero Born – Jin Yong
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Norse Myths – Neil Gaiman

Falling Upward – Jim Rohr
Crossing the Chasm– Geoff Moore
The Long Tail – Chris Anderson
Start Finishing – Charlie Gilkey
Make Time – Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky
The Joy of X – Steven Strogatz
Utopia for Realists – Rutget Bregman
Drive – Daniel Pink
The Practice – Seth Godin
Switch – Chip and Dan Heath
The Culture Code – Daniel Coyle
You Are What You Do – Ben Horrowitz
Story Driven – Bernadette Jiwa
The Fortune Cookie Principle – Bernadette Jiwa
The Compelling Communicator – Tim Pollard
Factfulness – Hans Rosling
Enlightenment Now – Steven Pinker
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Thinking in Bets – Annie Duke
Antifragile – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Michael E. Gerber
Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs – David B. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano
A Brief History of Debt – David Graeber
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
The Gift – Lewis Hyde
Indonesia Etc. – Elizabeth Pisani
The Life You Can Save – Peter Singer
Write. Publish. Repeat. – Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant
Steering the Craft – Ursula Le Guin
Measurement – Paul Lockhart
The Rule of Law – Tom Bingham
Treatise of Human Nature – David Hume

Books to dip into
The Excellence Dividend – Tom Peters
The Design of Everyday Things – Don Norman
Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines – Apple Computer
Letting Go of the Words– Ginny Reddish
Map and Territory – Eliezer Yudowsky

The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek
Interesting Times – Terry Pratchett
Forgotten Wars – Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper
Can Love Last?: The Fate of Romance over Time – Stephen A. Mitchell
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution – C.L.R. James

Books Read (past tense), in order

Unleashing the Ideavirus – Seth Godin (01/01/2021)
Trillion Dollar Coach – Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle (04/01/2021)
How Innovation Works – Matt Ridley (09/01/2021 – audiobook, started in 2020)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (12/01/2021 Overrated.)
T. Rex and the Crater of Doom – Walter Alvarez (13/01/2021)
The Practice – Seth Godin (14/01/2021 – audio, begun in 2020)
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami (22/01/2021 – audiobook, brilliant)
Alice Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll (27/01/2021 Better than the first)
Stubborn Attachments – Tyler Cowen (13/02/2021)
The Sandwich – Glenn Myers (16/02/2021)
The Joy of X – Steven Strogatz (17/02/2021)
David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell (17/02/21 audiobook)
Make Time – Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky (27/02/21)
Falling Upward – Jim Rohr (partially finished but left in another country 25/02/2021)
Bread (Draft Manuscript) – Glenn Myers (12/03/2021)

Books sampled or dipped into

I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommended resources...