March 13, 2021

Recommended Books

You should be extending your stay among writers whose genius is unquestionable, deriving constant nourishment from them if you wish to gain anything from your reading that will find a lasting place in your mind.” – Seneca

Read this Book before everything else

  1. Adler, Mortimer: How to Read a Book

Literature / Philosophy

  1. McKenna, Jed: Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing
  2. McKenna, Jed: Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
  3. McKenna, Jed: Spiritual Warfare
  4. Palahniuk, Chuck: Fight Club
  5. Irvine, William: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  6. Seneca: Letters from a Stoic
  7. Seneca: On the Shortness of Life
  8. Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations
  9. Epictetus: Discourses, Fragments, Handbook
  10. Hadot, Pierre: The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
  11. Millman, Dan: Way of the Peaceful Warrior
  12. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  13. Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
  14. Orwell, George: Animal Farm
  15. Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr: The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
  16. Lee, Bruce: Striking Thoughts
  17. Deida, David: The Way of the Superior Man
  18. Suzuki, Shunryu: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
  19. Frankl, Viktor: Man’s Search for Meaning
  20. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World
  21. Musashi, Miyamoto: The Book of Five Rings


  1. Bevelin, Peter: Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger
  2. Newport, Carl: Deep Work
  3. Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
  4. Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  5. Campbell, Joseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  6. Adams, Scott: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  7. Greene, Robert: The 48 Laws of Power
  8. Greene, Robert: Mastery
  9. Carnegie, Dale: How to Win Friends and Influence People
  10. Gawande, Atul: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


  1. Peterson, Jordan: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
  2. Peterson, Jordan: Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life
  3. Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
  4. Kahneman, Daniel: Thinking, Fast and Slow
  5. Peterson, Jordan: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
  6. Jung, Carl: Modern Man in Search of a Soul
  7. Skogemann, Pia: Where The Shadows Lie: A Jungian Interpretation Of Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings
  8. Cialdini, Robert: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


  1. Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko: Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window
  2. Brown, Peter: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning


  1. Jorgenson, Eric: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
  2. Dalio, Ray: Principles: Life and Work
  3. Ferriss, Timothy: The 4-Hour Work-week
  4. Moesta, Bob: Demand Side Sales 101
  5. Christensen, Clayton: Competing Against Luck
  6. Sierra, Kathy: Badass: Making Users Awesome
  7. Fried, Jason; Heinemeier Hansson, David: Rework
  8. Willink, Jocko; Babin, Leif: Extreme Ownership


  1. Alexander, Christopher: Notes on the Synthesis of Form
  2. Papanek, Victor: Design for the Real World
  3. Monteiro, Mike: Design is a Job
  4. Hall, Erika: Just Enough Research
  5. Krug, Steve: Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited
  6. Gause, Donald: Are Your Lights On?

Computer Science / Programming

  1. Metz, Sandy: Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby
  2. Beck, Kent: Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns


  1. Urban, Tim: The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why


  1. Sommer, Christopher: Building The Gymnastic Body
  2. Starrett, Kelly: Becoming a Supple Leopard


  1. Baker, Shawn: The Carnivore Diet
  2. Saladino, Paul: The Carnivore Code
  3. Keith, Lierre: The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
  4. Jeff S. Volek, Stephen D. Phinney: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living


  1. Zinsser, William: On Writing Well
  2. Strunk Jr., William: The Elements of Style
  3. Goldberg, Natalie: Writing Down the Bones