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

On Not Knowing Greek

Virginia Woolf

Euclid's Elements


The Odyssey


Foundation and Empire (Foundation #2)

Isaac Asimov

The Doors of Perception

Aldous Huxley

A People's History of the United States

Howard Zinn

East of Eden

John Steinbeck

The Overstory

Richard Powers

Green Mars (Mars Trilogy, #2)

Kim Stanley Robinson

Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy, #3)

Kim Stanley Robinson

Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

E.D. Hirsch Jr.

Selected Essays by Ahad Ha 'Am

Ahad Ha'am

All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

Theodore Rosengarten

The Last of the Just

André Schwarz-Bart

Public Opinion

Walter Lippmann

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A Children's Bible

Lydia Millet

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson

Why Socialism?

Albert Einstein

Sleepers, Wake!: Technology & The Future Of Work

Barry Jones

What Is to Be Done: political engagement and saving the planet

Barry Jones

Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

K. Eric Drexler

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

James C. Scott

Hacking Capitalism: The Free and Open Source Software Movement

Johan Söderberg

An Introduction to Statistical Learning: With Applications in R

Gareth James

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

Melanie Joy

Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

Steven Levy

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

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code

Martin Fowler

Code Complete

Steve McConnell

Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder


Daniel Quinn

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

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 (The Neapolitan Novels #1)

Elena Ferrante

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

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 for 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

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


Joseph Heller

Robinson Kruso

Daniel Defoe