Being a partial list of books that I have read, mostly intended as a record for my own benefit. I have excluded esoteric technical books, manuals, travel guides, etcetera.

Currently Reading

2020

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2019

The 20 Books I Most Enjoyed Reading in 2019
In 2019 I made an effort to read more books. Here are the 20 that I enjoyed the most.

Non-Fiction

  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  • The Behavioral Investor by Daniel Crosby
  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
  • Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing the World by Clive Thompson
  • The Creativity Code: How AI Is Learning to Write, Paint and Think by Marcus du Sautoy
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy by Tim Harford
  • Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times on Television by Louis Theroux
  • Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • How to be Right: ...in a world gone wrong by James O'Brien
  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
  • Invisible Women: Expositng Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
  • Mindfulness: The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World
  • Poverty Safari by Darren McGarvey
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
  • University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting by Daniel Pecaut
  • Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions and Get REAL Work Done by Jocelyn Glei
  • The Silent Guides by Professor Steve Peters
  • The Visual MBA: A Quick Guide to Everything You'll Learn in Two Years of Business School by Jason Barron
  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith
  • Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Green and Pleasant Land, and How to Take It Back by Guy Shrubsole
  • Why We Get The Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman

Fiction

  • Great Jones Street by Don DeLillo
  • Love Etc by Julian Barnes
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Talking It Over by Julian Barnes
  • The Only Story by Julian Barnes

2018

Non-Fiction

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Professor Steve Peters
  • Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
  • Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  • Levels of Life by Julian Barnes
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Rapt: Attention and the Interested Life by Winifred Gallagher
  • The Secret Barrister by The Secret Barrister
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  • Skin In The Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Successful Stock Picking Strategies by Simon Thompson
  • Talking with Tech Leads: From Novices to Practitioners by Patrick Kua
  • The Investment Trusts Handbook 2019
  • The Zulu Principle: Making Extraordinary Profits from Ordinary Shares by Jim Slater

Fiction

  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle
  • The Man On The Middle Floor by Elizabeth Moore
  • Metroland by Julian Barnes
  • Money by Martin Amis
  • The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
  • Transition by Iain Banks
  • Walking on Glass by Iain Banks

2017

Non-Fiction

  • 100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-To-1 And How To Find Them
  • The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World by Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen
  • Harriman's New Book of Investing Rules
  • How to Pick Quality Shares: A Three-Step Process for Selecting Profitable Stocks by Phil Oakley
  • The Rules of Life by Richard Templar
  • The Rules of Wealth by Richard Templar
  • Stock Picking for Profit by Simon Thompson
  • Trading Secrets: 20 Hard And Fast Rules To Help You Beat The Stock Market by Simon Thompson
  • Zero to £1 Million: My Stock Market Lessons and Techniques by James Smith

Fiction

  • How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

2016

Non-Fiction

  • Algorithms To Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian
  • The Big Book of Cycling for Beginners: Everything a new cyclist needs to know to gear up and start riding by Tori Bortman
  • Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading by Alexander Elder
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distraced World by Cal Newport
  • Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Startup Bubble by Dan Lyons
  • The Financial Times Guide to Investing: The Definitive Companion to Investment and the Financial Markets by Glen Arnold
  • How To Be a Knowledge Ninja: Study Smarter. Focus Better. Achieve More. by Graham Allcott
  • How To Be a Productivity Ninja. Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do by Graham Allcott
  • How To Start Building Your Wealth Investing In The Stock Market by Andrew Stotz
  • Investment Madness: How Psychology Affects Your Investing... And What To Do About It by John R. Nofsinger
  • The Naked Trader: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares by Robbie Burns
  • The Naked Trader's Guide to Spread Betting: How to Make Money From Shares In Up Or Down Markets by Robbie Burns
  • Trade Like a Shark: The Naked Trader on How To Eat And Not Get Eaten In The Stock Market by Robbie Burns

Fiction

  • The Crow Road by Iain Banks

2015

Non-Fiction

  • Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys: The Revolutionary Programme That Transforms Family Life by Noel Janis-Norton
  • Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte
  • The Politico's Guide To The 2015 General Election by Iain Dale

2014

Non-Fiction

  • Families and How To Survive Them by John Cleese and Robin Skynner
  • Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do To Save It by Harry Leslie Smith
  • NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence
  • Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life by Tonianne DeMaria Barry and Jim Benson
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
  • Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise Into a Remarkable Online Presence by Antonio Cangiano
  • Think Like a Freak: Secrets of the Rogue Economist
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

Fiction

  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • Stonemouth by Iain Banks

2013

Non-Fiction

  • Autobiography by Morrissey
  • The Developer's Code by Ka Wai Cheung
  • Driving Technical Change: Why People On Your Team Don't Act On Good Ideas, and How To Convince Them They Should by Terrence Ryan
  • Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
  • The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving And Getting Advice Successfully by Gerald Weinberg

2012

Non-Fiction

  • Agile Coaching by Rachel Davies and Liz Sedley
  • The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software by Jonathan Rasmusson
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Super Systems 2 by Doyle Brunson

Fiction

  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

2011

Non-Fiction

  • Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work & Life by Stuart Diamond
  • Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen et al
  • The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development by Chad Fowler
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt
  • Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages by Bruce A. Tate
  • What's Stopping You?: Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential And How You Can by Robert Kelsey and Luke Johnson

Fiction

  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes