My reading list since 2015.
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East of Eden
John Steinbeck
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Elon Musk
Walter Isaacson
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No Bad Parts
Richard Schwartz
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The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King
Rich Cohen
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The Gospels (The Word on Fire Bible Volume I)
Compiled by Bishop Robert Barron
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The Tender Parts: A Guide to Healing from Trauma through Internal Family Systems Therapy
Ilyse Kennedy
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2024
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
Christos H. Papadimitriou and Apostolos Doxiadis
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert Pirsig
2023
Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)
US Sailing
Basic Cruising (ASA 103)
US Sailing
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip
Peter Hessler
Critical Lives: Muhammad
Yahiya Emerick
Discipline Equals Freedom
Jocko Willink
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Extreme Ownership
Jocko Willink
Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction
Nile Green
How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future
Vaclav Smil
Into the Amazon: The Life of Cândido Rondon, Trailblazing Explorer, Scientist, Statesman, and Conservationist
Larry Rohter
Israel: A History
Martin Gilbert
Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
Richard Bauckham
Permutation City
Greg Egan
The Courage to Be Disliked
Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
The Creative Act: A Way of Being
Rick Rubin
The Dark Forest
Liu Cixin
The Lessons of History
Will and Ariel Durant
The Pocket Rumi
Edited by Kabir Helminski
The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard
The Sacred Path to Islam
The Sincere Seeker Collection
The Sovereign Individual
James Dale Davidson
The Three Body Problem
Liu Cixin
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Sogyal Rinpoche
The Upanishads
Translated by Juan Mascaro
The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion
Unrestricted Warfare
Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui
What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle
Where's My Flying Car?
J. Storrs Hall
2022
Book of Genesis
Translated by Robert Alter
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China: A History Volume 1
Harold Tanner
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China: A History Volume 2
Harold Tanner
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Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
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Leadership, Strategy, and Tactics: Field Manual
Jocko Willink
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Letters to a Young Muslim
Omar Saif Ghobash
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Seeing Like a State
James C. Scott
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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Jaron Lanier
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The Book of Assistance
Imam 'Abdallah Ibn Alawi al-Haddad
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The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols.
Jocko Willink
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The Comfort Crisis
Michael Easter
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The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
Unknown
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The Fourth Turning
William Strauss and Neil Howe
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The Network State
Balaji Srinivasan
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The Pathless Path
Paul Millerd
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The Qur'an
Translated by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
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The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium
Martin Gurri
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The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy
Christopher Lasch
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The Revolt of the Masses
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life
Emmet Fox
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Vehicles
Valentino Braitenberg
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Why Be Jewish?
Rabbi David Wolpe
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2021
Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations
Michael Sells
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Crying in H-Mart
Michelle Zauner
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Difficult Conversations
Douglas Stone
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The Lessons of History
Will and Ariel Durant
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The Torah
The Jewish Study Bible
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2020
A Very Short Introduction to the U.S. Constitution
David J. Bodenhamer
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Atomic Habits
James Clear
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Discipline Equals Freedom
Jocko Willink
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Educated
Tara Westover
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Einstein’s Dreams
Alan Lightman
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Get a Financial Life
Beth Kobliner
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God’s Debris
Scott Adams
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History of God
Karen Armstrong
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King Warrior Magician Lover
Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
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Little Fires Everywhere
Celeste Ng
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Lying
Sam Harris
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Man’s Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankl
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Muhammad
Karen Armstrong
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Solitude and Leadership
William Deresiewicz
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The Almanack of Naval
Eric Jorgenson
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The Bible
Karen Armstrong
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The Case for God
Karen Armstrong
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The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols.
Jocko Willink
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The Conscience of a Conservative
Barry Goldwater
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The Defining Decade
Meg Jay
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The Fourth Turning
William Strauss and Neil Howe
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The Lessons of History
Will and Ariel Durant
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The Leviathan (Ch. 13, 17–21)
Thomas Hobbes
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The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
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The Sense of an Ending
Julian Barnes
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The Straussian Moment
Peter Thiel
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When Breath Becomes Air
Dr. Paul Kalanithi
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2019
12 Rules for Life
Jordan Peterson
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A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind
Shoukei Matsumoto
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All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr
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Automating Inequality
Virginia Eubanks
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Bad Blood
John Carreyrou
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Hillbilly Elegy
J. D. Vance
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Love Does
Bob Goff
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Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
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On The Shortness of Life
Seneca
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Permanent Record
Edward Snowden
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The Enchiridion
Epictetus
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The Goal
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
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The Johnstown Flood
David McCullough
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The Republic (Books 1, 7, and 8)
Plato
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The Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera
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The World After Capital
Albert Wenger
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2018
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara
Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
Kamal Ravikant
Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
Mortality
Christopher Hitchens
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
Patty McCord
Presenting design like your life depends on it
Mike Monteiro
Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari
The Best Interface is No Interface
Golden Krishna
The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman
The Inmates are Running the Asylum
Alan Cooper
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving
The Startup Gold Mine
Neil Soni
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Vignelli Canon
Massimo Vignelli
Universal Principles of Design
2017
Ant Farm
Simon Rich
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Antifragile
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Atomic Design
Brad Frost
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Black Swan
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Creative Confidence
Tom Kelley & David Kelley
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Crushing Low Stakes Poker: Volume 1
Mike Turner
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Crushing Low Stakes Poker: Volume 2
Mike Turner
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Death of Ivan Ilych
Leo Tolstoy
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Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
Neil Strauss
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Essential Poker Math
Alton Hardin
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Finite and Infinite Games
James Carse
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Fooled by Randomness
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Free Range Chickens
Simon Rich
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Free Will
Sam Harris
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How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
Harry Browne
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In Praise of Idleness
Bertrand Russell
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Islam and The Future of Tolerance
Sam Harris
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Jobs to be Done
Intercom
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Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris
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Radical Focus
Christina Wodtke
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Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari
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Sleep Wise
Daniel Jin Blum
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Tao Te Ching
Laozi
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The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
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The Course: Hold Em Strategies for Smart Players
Ed Miller
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Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
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2016
Buddha’s Brain
Rick Hanson
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Change by Design
Tim Brown
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Chaos Monkeys
Antonio Garcia Martinez
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Designing the Obvious
Robert Hoekman Jr.
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Early Retirement Extreme: A philosophical and practical guide to financial independence
Jacob Lund Fisker
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Hipster Business Models
Priceonomics
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How to Eat
Thich Nhat Hanh
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How to Love
Thich Nhat Hanh
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How to Relax
Thich Nhat Hanh
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How to Sit
Thich Nhat Hanh
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How to Walk
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert Cialdini
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Lying
Sam Harris
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Sprint
Jake Knapp
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The Best Interface is No Interface
Golden Krishna
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexander Dumas
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The Design of Everyday Things
Don Norman
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The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things
Bruce Sterling
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo
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The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The Way of the Superior Man
David Deida
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Unscalable
Charlie Guo
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Zero to One
Peter Thiel
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2015 and earlier (ONLY IMPACTFUL / MEANINGFUL READS)
1984
George Orwell
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
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An Ordinary Man
Paul Rusesabagina
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Animal Farm
George Orwell
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Anthem
Ayn Rand
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Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
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Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin
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Brave New World
Alduous Huxley
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Butterick’s Practical Typography
Matthew Butterick
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Choke
Chuck Palahniuk
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Descent into Chaos
Ahmed Rashid
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East of Eden
John Steinbeck
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Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk
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Flags of Our Fathers
James Bradley
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
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Freakonomics
Steven Levitt
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Letters from a Stoic
Seneca
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Liar’s Poker
Michael Lewis
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Of Mice and Men
John Steinbeck
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Ken Kesey
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Pakistan on the Brink
Ahmed Rashid
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Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
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Snow
Orhan Pamuk
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Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson
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The Aquariums of Pyongyang
Kang Chol-Hwan
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The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
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The Big Short
Michael Lewis
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The Fighter’s Mind
Sam Sheridan
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The Giver
Lois Lowry
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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Gun
C.J. Chivers
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The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
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The Lean Startup
Eric Ries
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
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The Post American World 2.0
Fareed Zakaria
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
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Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
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Watchmen
Alan Moore
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