Books I haven’t read, but like the idea of having read, and plan to read in the future.

A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century

Donna J. Haraway

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast

Ernest Hemingway

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering

Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

Neal Stephenson

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

The Overstory

Richard Powers

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

Martin Fowler

Code Complete

Steve McConnell

100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

Sonia Arrison

Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder


Daniel Quinn

Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Paul Graham

Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

Lawrence Lessig

The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Eric S. Raymond

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays

Richard M. Stallman

The Unlucky Australians

Frank J. Hardy

Power Without Glory

Frank J. Hardy


Henry Green

The Conquest of Bread

Pyotr Kropotkin

The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues

Angela Y. Davis

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Oscar Wilde

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

Elaine Brown

The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956 (Abridged)

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

William F. Buckley Jr.

The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography, #1)

Maya Angelou

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

White Teeth

Zadie Smith


Toni Morrison

The Beautiful and Damned

F. Scott Fitzgerald

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Edwin A. Abbott

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

Stranger in a Strange Land

Robert A. Heinlein

The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle, #4)

Ursula K. Le Guin

Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1)

William Gibson

The Mill on the Floss

George Eliot

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner

The Ministry Of The Future

Kim Stanley Robinson

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Peter C. Brown

Democracy and Education

John Dewey

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers

Geoffrey A. Moore

Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

Douglas R. Hofstadter

Toward a Theory of Instruction (Revised)

Jerome Bruner

Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

W.E.B. Du Bois

Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

Kate Manne

Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

Michael Nielsen

Mathematics and Its History

John Stillwell

Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science

Ronald L. Graham

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

Ben R. Rich

The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference

Theodore Rockwell

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport

A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

The Medium is the Message

Marshall McLuhan

To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

Evgeny Morozov

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Paul Mason

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jane Mayer

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Nancy MacLean

Bit Tyrants: The Political Economy of Silicon Valley

Rob Larson

The Road to Serfdom

Friedrich A. Hayek

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress (Kenneth Arrow Lecture Series)

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

René Girard

The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Oscar Wilde

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)

Margaret Atwood

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

John Markoff

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson

The Sciences of the Artificial

Herbert A. Simon

From Hell

Alan Moore

Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality

Elizabeth A. Armstrong

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty

Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics

Nicole Hemmer

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking

Douglas R. Hofstadter


Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Art of Computer Programming: Volume 3: Sorting and Searching

Donald Ervin Knuth

The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2: Seminumerical Algorithms

Donald Ervin Knuth

Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

James P. Carse

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

Gravity's Rainbow

Thomas Pynchon

David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: A Reader's Guide

Stephen J. Burn

A Theory of Justice

John Rawls

Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)

Joseph Heller

Robinson Kruso

Daniel Defoe