What I've Read

I like to think I read a lot and it's always a mix of professional, self-improvement, knowledge expansion, productivity, and entertainment. This post will act as a permanent archive of the books I read, broken down by year (and sometimes month).

A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. -- Abraham Lincoln

The years will be linked to the original, or upcoming, article that provides a brief synopsis of each book and some personal thoughts that may go with it.

You can always catch up on my various bookshelves (Read, Reading, To Read) over at GoodReads.


  1. Altered Carbon
  2. Customer Success: How Innovative Companies Are Reducing Churn and Growing Recurring Revenue
  3. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life


  1. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  2. Babylon's Ashes (The Expanse, #6)
  3. Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford, #14) - Spring Vacation
  4. Black Widow (Doc Ford, #15) - Spring Vacation
  5. Dead Silence (Doc Ford, #16) - Spring Vacation
  6. The Attention Merchants
  7. Change Agent
  8. Tough Sh*t
  9. The Frontiers Saga: Episodes 1-3
  10. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  11. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  12. Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups
  13. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
  14. Kali Linux Revealed: Mastering the Penetration Testing Distribution
  15. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  16. Artemis
  17. Origin
  18. The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus: How to Get Big Things Done in YOUR "Workshop"...All Year Long
  19. American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
  20. Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government--Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
  21. iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
  22. Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters


  1. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
  2. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
  3. Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford, #1)
  4. Childhood's End
  5. The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington Book 3)
  6. pfSense 2 Cookbook
  7. The Book of PF: A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall
  8. Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (Singularity Series Book 1)
  9. A.I. Apocalypse (Singularity Series Book 2)
  10. Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington Book 4)
  11. Dead of Night (Doc Ford Novel, #12)
  12. Disrupted
  13. Ringworld
  14. Dark Light (Doc Ford, #13)
  15. You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
  16. One More Thing
  17. The Last Firewall (Singularity Series Book 3)
  18. The Turing Exception (Singularity Series Book 4)
  19. Swift Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
  20. The Swift Developer's Cookbook
  21. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
  22. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands
  23. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  24. To Pixar and Beyond
  25. Pandora's Star (The Commonwealth Saga Book 1)
  26. Once Dead (The Rho Agenda Inception Book 1)
  27. Dead Wrong (The Rho Agenda Inception Book 2)