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Ze'ev's Book List


Chronologically arranged list of interesting books - science, philosophy, novels, whatever - I've read. By-and-large, these are books I like; otherwise I wouldn't have finished them.

2017

  • The Birthday of the World by Ursula Le Guin (2014).

  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (2014).

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (1988).

  • Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud (1930).

  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka (1915).

    2016

  • The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (1959).

  • On the Heights of Despair by Emil Ciora (1934).

  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2001).

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006).

  • The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (1532).

  • Ecclesiastes by Unknown .

  • Old Man's War by John Scalzi (2005).

  • Contact by Carl Sagan (1985).

  • Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2010).

  • Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell (1938).

  • The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (1982).

  • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (1961).

  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin (1968).

  • The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin (1969).

  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin (1974).

  • The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson (2007).

  • The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn by Richard Hamming (1997).

  • Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (2006).

  • The Philosopher's Stone by Colin Wilson (1969).

  • Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (1963).

  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte (2001).

  • Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (1973).

  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (2013).

  • Lila: An Inquiry into Morals by Robert Pirsig (1991).

  • The Player of Games by Iain Banks (1988).

  • The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert Heinlein (1967).

    2015

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller (1959).

  • The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley (1954).

  • The City and the Starts by Arthur Clark (1956).

  • The Outsider by Colin Wilson (1956).

  • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (1895).

  • The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells (1896).

  • Apex by Ramez Naam (2015).

  • Earth by David Brin (1990).

  • Glory Road by Robert Heinlein (1963).

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (2007).

  • Structures: or, Why things don't fall down by J. E. Gordon (1978).

  • We the Living by Ayn Rand (1936).

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1889).

  • Crux by Ramez Naam (2013).

  • The Transparent Society by David Brin (1998).

  • Nexus by Ramez Naam (2012).

  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954).

  • The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954).

  • The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien (1954).

  • Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1953).

  • Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov (1952).

    2014

  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951).

  • White Noise by Don DeLillo (1985).

  • Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (1961).

  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (1959).

  • Dune by Frank Herbert (1965).

  • Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert (1969).

  • Gilgamesh by Unknown .

  • Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield (2001).

  • Consciousness by Christof Koch (2012).

  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1957).

  • 1984 by George Orwell (1949).

  • Operation Manual for Spaceship Earth by Buckminster Fuller (1968).

  • Forever War by Joe Haldeman (1974).

  • Starship Trooper by Robert Heinlein (1959).

  • The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks (2009).

  • The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks (2007).

  • The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks (2005).

  • Howl by Allen Ginsburg (1955).

  • On the Road by Jack Kerouak (1957).

  • Asterios Polyp by David Mazzuchelli (2009).

  • Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut (1969).

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932).

  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein (1961).

  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein (1966).

  • Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943).

  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introdution by Simon Critchley (2001).

  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1992).

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011).

  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1987).

    2013

  • Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984).

  • Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman (1985).

  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (1990).

  • My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (1997).

  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (1992).

  • Shadow of the Hegemon by Orsen Scott Card (2001).

  • Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott (1884).

  • Xenocide by Orsen Scott Card (1991).

  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely (2008).

  • Speaker for the Dead by Orsen Scott Card (1986).

  • Ender's Shadow by Orsen Scott Card (1999).

  • Ender's Game by Orsen Scott Card (1985).

  • Fight Club by Chuch Palahiuk (1996).

    2012

  • 1984 by George Orwell (1949).

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (1974).

  • Art of Mathematics by Jerry King (2006).

  • Phi by Giulio Tononi (2012).

  • The Astonishing Hypothesis by Francis Crick (1994).

  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (1953).

  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (2006).