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Reading List

Some of the books that I've read over the couple years


  1. The Masters and the Slaves, Gilberto Freyre
  2. The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper
  3. The Song of Achilles,Madeline Miller
  4. The Art of Doing Science and Engineering, Richard Hamming
  5. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities, John Cassidy


  1. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
  2. The Varieties of Religious Experiences, William James
  3. Rhinoceros, Eugene Ionesco
  4. Metamorphoses, Ovid
  5. Orientalism, Edward Said
  6. At home, Bill Bryson
  7. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach, Hal Varian
  8. Botany for Gardners, Brian Capon
  9. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  10. Ethics and the Military Profession, George Lucas and Rick Rubel
  11. Barry Goldwater, Robert Goldberg
  12. The American Language, H. L. Mencken
  13. The Piano Lesson, August Wilson
  14. The American Canon, Harold Bloom
  15. African Dominion, Michael Gomez
  16. The Golden Bough (Part 1), James Frazer
  17. Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb
  18. What If, Randall Munroe
  19. Go Tell It On the Mountain, James Baldwin
  20. History of Opera, Stanley Sadie
  21. The Stores if F. Scott Fitzgerald Volume 5, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Defeat into Victory, William Slim


  1. The Story of Art, Ernst Gombrich
  2. The Iliad, Homer
  3. The Aeneid, Virgil
  4. A History of Japan 1615-1867, George Sansom
  5. Eichmann in Jerusalem, Hannah Ardent
  6. Macroeconomics, George Mankiw
  7. Africa: A Biography of the Continent, John Reader
  8. Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880, W.E.B. Du Bois
  9. The History of Jazz, Ted Gioia
  10. Grant, Ron Chernow
  11. The Library of Greek Mythology, Apollodorus
  12. Master Harold...and the boys, Athol Fugard
  13. A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin
  14. China: A History, John Keay
  15. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
  16. Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler
  17. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, Tom Stoppard
  18. Osman's Dream, Caroline Finkel
  19. A Brief History the Late Ottoman Empire, M Sukru Hanioglu
  20. Hegel in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern
  21. Empire of the Mind: A History of Iran, Michael Axworthy
  22. The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau