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. Leaders Eat Last
  2. Leviathan Falls (The Expanse Book 9)
  3. The Last Emperox (The Interdependency, Book 3)
  4. Dead Shift - The Rho Agenda Inception (Book 3)
  5. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
  6. Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
  7. Where Wizards Stay up Late
  8. Deep Blue (Doc Ford 23)
  9. Mangrove Lightning (Doc Ford 24)
  10. The Kasari Nexus (Rho Agenda Assimilation, Book 1)
  11. The Altreian Enigma (Rho Agenda Assimilation, Book 2)
  12. How to Win Friends & Influence People
  13. Cryptonomicon


  1. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
  2. The Host
  3. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
  4. Chasing Midnight (Doc Ford: Book 19)
  5. The Fear Index
  6. The Checklist Manifesto
  7. 80/20 Principle
  8. The Four Tendencies
  9. Night Moves (Doc Ford: Book 20)
  10. Drive
  11. The Butcher of Anderson Station
  12. The Churn
  13. The Last Flight of the Cassandra
  14. Gods of Risk
  15. The Vital Abyss
  16. Strange Dogs
  17. Facebook:The Inside Story
  18. Auberon (The Expanse, Short Story)
  19. Think Again
  20. The Premonition:A Pandemic Story
  21. This Is How You Lose the Time War
  22. The Codebreaker
  23. What Every BODY is Saying
  24. Tiamat's Wrath
  25. Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain
  26. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  27. A Promised Land
  28. Sanibel Flats (Doc Ford Book 1)
  29. Bone Deep (Doc Ford Book 21)
  30. Cuba Straits (Doc Ford Book 22)
  31. The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency Book 1)
  32. Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You
  33. Project Hail Mary
  34. The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency Book 2)


  1. Thinking, Fast and Slow
  2. Winner's Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office
  3. The Unicorn Project
  4. Talking to Strangers
  5. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
  6. Limitless Mind
  7. Lock In
  8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  9. Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government--Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
  10. The X-Files: Stolen Lives
  11. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
  12. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  13. Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
  14. The Fifth Risk
  15. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  16. Atomic Habits
  17. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond
  18. The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future
  19. History of Bourbon
  20. A Short History of Nearly Everything
  21. Chasing Midnight (Doc Ford Book 19)
  22. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


  1. Unshakable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
  2. Mindset: The New Physchology of Success
  3. Principles: Life and Work
  4. Night Vision (A Doc Ford Novel Book 18)
  5. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  6. 48 Laws of Power
  7. Delta-v
  8. Next: The Future Just Happened
  9. The Royal Road to Card Magic
  10. Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
  11. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  12. Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor (Audible)
  13. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  14. Persepolis Rising (The Expanse Book 7)
  15. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Audible)
  16. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges


  1. Altered Carbon
  2. Dead Shift
  3. Deep Shadow - Doc Ford Book 17
  4. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  5. Fuzzy Nation
  6. Customer Success: How Innovative Companies Are Reducing Churn and Growing Recurring Revenue
  7. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  8. Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  9. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
  10. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story


  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)

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