My Reading List01 Jan 2001
My recommended readings.
The books I’ve listed here are some of the most useful and eye-opening that I’ve gone through. I’ve read everything on this list and won’t add anything here unless I’ve read it myself.
The lists are in the order they I would read them if starting from scratch.
If you have books that you think I should read or add to this list, feel free to let me know!
This is my recommended reading list for pretty much anyone.
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
- The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell
- The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
I think every programmer should read these books, they are each so great and so important.
- CODE by Charles Petzold
- Code Complete 2 by Steve McConnell
- The Algorithm Design Manual, 2nd Ed. by Steven Skiena
- Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Scott Aaronson
Others that are good
- Grokking Algorithms by Aditya Bhargava
- Debugging by David J. Agans
- The C Programming Language by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie
- Neural Networks and Deep Learning by Michael Nielsen
- Team Geek by Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Sussman
Some relevant and really useful papers
it’s really hard to find physics books that don’t feel like they’re going over the same concepts again and again.
- A Brief History of Time by Steven Hawking
- Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
- Six Not So Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman
- QED by Richard Feynman
- The Apology by Plato
- The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User’s Manual by Ward Farnsworth
- The Republic by Plato
- Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
- Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
- Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
These are books that I thought were really interesting, a good learning experience, or just a fun read.
- Improvise by Mick Napier
- The Enchiridion by Epictetus
- The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus
- The United States of Absurdity by Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
- Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietchze
- A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren’t Fair by William Poundstone*
- The Euthyphro by Plato
- The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay*
- Classical English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth
- Learning How to Learn
- Introduction to American Law
- Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases
asterisks (in order) Before you get start attacking me, this is a book about the mathematics of voting systems and how they can be improved upon. In the federalist papers I recommend specifically:
[10, 28, 29, 71, 78, 79, 80, 81].