The below are snapshot of my book library.
Over the past 12 months I have read a lot of books recommended by Tim Ferriss (google him to know what he is :)). Please visit his page/blog for the complete list of books recommended by his podcast’s guests here –
the long post of the books is here.
Top Books (2 or more mentions): (Viktor E. Frankl) Man’s Search For Meaning (Steven Pinker) The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Tim Ferriss) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich (Ayn Rand) The Fountainhead (Yuval Noah Harari) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Lao Tzu) Tao Te Ching (David Deutsch) The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World (George Leonard) Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment (Steven Pressfield) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (Joseph Campbell) The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Charles T Munger) Poor Charlie’s Almanack (James Carse) Finite and Infinite Games (C.S. Lewis) The Chronicles of Narnia (Richard Dawkins) The Selfish Gene (Shunryu Suzuki) Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (Tim Ferriss) Tools of Titans (Toni Morrison) Song of Solomon *** Abusulayman, Muna: (William Ury) The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes Ali, Ayaan Hirsi: (Karl Popper) The Open Society and Its Enemies Anderson, Chris: (David Deutsch), The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World (C.S. Lewis) The Chronicles of Narnia Aoki, Steve: (Ray Kurzweil), The Singularity Is Near (Malcolm X) The Autobiography of Malcolm X Arnold, John: (Matt Ridley), The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (Steven Pinker) The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Aronofsky, Darren: (Hubert Selby), Last Exit to Brooklyn (Hubert Selby) Requiem for a Dream Ashley, Maurice: (Gail Sheehy), Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (William Dufty), Sugar Blues (George Leonard), Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment (Tim Ferriss) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich Attia, Peter: (Stephen A. Rosenberg) The Transformed Cell: Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer , (Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson), Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions (Richard P. Feynman) Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Babauta, Leo: (Shunryu Suzuki) Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice , (Norman Fischer) What Is Zen?: Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind Bell, Mark: (Gary Vaynerchuk), Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on your Passion (Tim Ferriss), The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich (Jim Wendler) 5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength Belmont, Veronica: (Dan Harris) 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works- True Story Boeree, Liv: (Dean C. Delis), The Passion Trap: How to Right an Unbalanced Relationship (Eliezer Yudkowsky) Map and Territory & How to Actually Change Your Mind Boone, Amelia: (Ayn Rand), Atlas Shrugged (Charles Dickens), A Tale of Two Cities (Cheryl Strayed) Brave Enough Brand, Stewart: (James P. Carse) Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility , (Rodney Stark), One True God: Historical Consequences of Monotheism (Arthur Herman), The Idea of Decline in Western History (Steven Pinker) The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Brown, Brené: The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships & (Harriet Lerner), Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts (Jane Nelsen Ed. D.) Positive Discipline series , series (T. Berry Brazelton) Touchpoints Call, Jon: (Chungliang Al Huang) Thinking Body, Dancing Mind: Taosports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business and Life Cantley, Lewis Clayton: (Richard Rhodes) The Making of the Atomic Bomb , (Neal Stephenson) The Baroque Cycle , (Philip Kerr) Bernie Gunther Novels Case, Steve: (Alvin Toffler) The Third Wave: The Classic Study of Tomorrow Chadha, Richa: (Paramahansa Yogananda), Autobiography of a Yogi (Lewis Carroll), Alice in Wonderland (Salman Rushdie), Shame (Naomi Klein) No Logo Chainani, Soman: (Steven Pressfield) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles , (Hanya Yanagihara) A Little Life , (J.M. Barrie) Peter Pan Crews, Terry: (Charles F. Haanel) The Master Key System , (Viktor E. Frankl) Man’s Search For Meaning , (David McRaney) You Are Not So Smart Cummings, Whitney: (Harville Hendrix PhD), Getting the Love You Want (Robert Firestone PhD), The Fantasy Bond: Structure of Psychological Defenses (Louann Brizendine M.D.) The Female Brain Dalio, Ray: (Joseph Campbell) The Hero with a Thousand Faces , (Will and Ariel Durant The Lessons of History ), (Richard Dawkins) River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life Davidsdottir, Katrin: (John Wooden) Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court , (Jim Afremow PhD) The Champion’s Mind: How Champions Think, Train, and Thrive Duncan, Graham: (Samuel Barondes), Making Sense of People: The Science of Personality Differences (Robert Kegan), In Over Our Heads (Jennifer Garvey Berger) Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World Dyson, Esther: (Marc Lewis) The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease , (Eldar Shafir and Sendhil Mullainathan) Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much , From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds (Daniel C. Dennett) Ek, Daniel: (Sofia Ek) The Minefield Girl , (Matthew Syed) Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success , The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), (Charles T Munger) Poor Charlie’s Almanack Fallon, Jimmy: (Viktor E. Frankl), Man’s Search For Meaning (Jon Stone) The Monster at the End of This Book Fisher, Adam: (Steven Kotler) The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance Forleo, Marie: (Steven Pressfield) The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Fried, Jason: (Peter Bevelin) Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger Gable, Dan: (Bob Richards) The Heart of a Champion: Inspiring True Stories of Challenge and Triumph Gaiman, Neil: Paco and the Orchestra ; Paco and Jazz ; Paco and Rock ; Paco and Vivaldi ; (Magali Le Huche) Paco and Mozart Galef, Julia: (Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner) Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction , (Douglas W. Hubbard), How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business (Chip and Dan Heath) Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work Gervais, Michael: (Viktor E. Frankl), Man’s Search For Meaning (Lau Tzu), Tao Te Ching (Gary Mack), Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence (John Wooden) Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success Gordon-Levitt, Joseph: (Lawrence Lessig) Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy Gregorek, Aniela: (Viktor E. Frankl), Man’s Search For Meaning (Oliver Sacks) Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Gregorek, Jerzy: (Viktor E. Frankl), The Doctor and the Soul: From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy (R.L. Wing), The Tao of Power (Seneca) Letters from a Stoic Grylls, Bear: (Scott Alexander) Rhinoceros Success: The Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity Harris, Sam: (David Deutsch) The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World , (Nick Bostrom) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies , (Truman Capote) In Cold Blood Holmes, Anna: (Barbara Cooney) Miss Rumphius Holz, Fedor: (Viktor E. Frankl) Man’s Search For Meaning Houston, Drew: (Charles T Munger) Poor Charlie’s Almanack Huffington, Arianna: (Marcus Aurelius), Meditations (C. G. Jung) Memories, Dreams, Reflections Jarre, Jérôme: (Edward Bernays) Propaganda Jurvetson, Steve: (Alison Gopnik) Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn , (Ernest Cline) Ready Player One , (Kevin Kelly), Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World (Ray Kurzweil) The Age of Spiritual Machines Kelly, Kevin: (Arthur C. Clarke), Childhood’s End (Ayn Rand), The Fountainhead (Walt Whitman), Leaves of Grass (M.K. Gandhi) My Experiments with Truth , (Douglas R. Hofstadter) Godel, Escher, Bach , (Julian Lincoln Simon) The Ultimate Resource , (James Carse), Finite and Infinite Games . The Bible King, Larry: (J.D. Salinger), The Catcher in the Rye (Frank Graham) Lou Gehrig: A Quiet Hero Koppelman, Brian: (Haruki Murakami), What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Julia Cameron), The Artist’s Way (Tony Robbins), Awaken the Giant Within (David Benioff), City of Thieves (Jerome Charyn) Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins: Ping-Pong and the Art of Staying Alive Kutcher, Ashton: (Harvey Karp MD) The Happiest Baby on the Block , (Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack) The Sleepeasy Solution , (Yuval Noah Harari) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Laughlin, Terry: (George Leonard) Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment Levchin, Max: (Mikhail Bulgakov) Master and Margarita (translated by Pevear, et al) Lewis, Sarah Elizabeth: (Rebecca Solnit), A Field Guide to Getting Lost (James Baldwin), “The Creative Process” in James Baldwin: Collected Essays (James Baldwin) The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985 Lynch, David: (James Donner) That Motel Weekend , The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam , (Franz Kafka) The Metamorphosis Maples, Mike (Jr.): (Bronnie Ware), The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by Dearly Departing (Richard Bach), Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Trina Paulus), Hope for the Flowers (Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy), Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (Clayton M. Christensen) How Will You Measure Your Life? Maté, Gabor (Dr.): (A.A. Milne) Winnie-the-Pooh , (E.F.L. Russell), The Scourge of the Swastika (Anonymous) The Dhammapada , (Alice Miller) The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self , (Miguel de Cervantes) Don Quixote Maynard, Kyle: (Frank Herbert), Dune (Albert Camus), The Stranger (Joseph Campbell) The Hero with a Thousand Faces McHale, Joel: (Cormac McCarthy), The Road (Joe Abercrombie), The Blade Itself (Michel Faber), The Book of Strange New Things (Kevin Ashton), How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Invention, Creation, and Discovery (Laurence Gonzales) Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why McMahon, Stephanie: (Tim Ferriss) Tools of Titans Millman, Debbie: (Hayden Carruth) The Voice That Is Great Within Us: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century Moskovitz, Dustin: (Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman) The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership Negreanu, Daniel: (Don Miquel Ruiz) The Four Agreements Newmark, Craig: (Leonard Cohen) Book of Longing Noah Harari, Yuval: (Aldous Huxley) Brave New World Norman, Greg: (Dan Millman), The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Tim Ferriss), Tools of Titans (Henry Kissinger), On China (Greg Norman) The Way of the Shark Novogratz, Jacqueline: (Ralph Ellison), The Invisible Man (Chinua Achebe), Things Fall Apart (Rohinton Mistry) A Fine Balance O’Reilly, Tim: (John Cowper Powys), The Meaning of Culture (translated by Witter Bynner), The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu (F.M. Busby) Rissa Kerguelen Saga Oswalt, Patton: (Garret Keizer) The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin Paul, Caroline: (H.A. Rey) The Stars Peters, Tom: (Susan Cain), Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Frank Partnoy), Wait: The Art and Science of Delay (Linda Kaplan Thaler), The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness (Linda Kaplan Thaler), The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference (Cathy O’Neil), Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (George Whalin), Retail Superstars: Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America (Bo Burlingham), Small Giants: Companies That Chose to Be Great Instead of Big (William C. Taylor), Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways (Hermann Simon) Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century: The Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders Pitt, Turia: (Simon Winchester), The Map That Changed the World (Christopher McDougall), Born to Run (Scott Pape), The Barefoot Investor (Viktor E. Frankl) Man’s Search for Meaning Pressfield, Steven: (Thucydides) History of The Peloponnesian War Ravikant, Naval: (Jiddu Krishnamurti), Total Freedom (Yuval Noah Harari) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind , (Matt Ridley) The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge Ridley, Matt: (James D. Watson PhD), The Double Helix (Richard Dawkins) The Selfish Gene Ripert, Eric: (Eric Ripert) 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line , (Paulo Coelho), The Alchemist (Matthieu Ricard), A Plea for Animals (Dalai Lama) Cent éléphants sur un brin d’herbe/ One Hundred Elephants on a Blade of Grass Robinson, Adam: (Eugen Herrigel), Zen in the Art of Archery (Betty Edwards), Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Joseph Chilton Pierce), The Crack in the Cosmic Egg (Arthur Koestler), The Act of Creation (Julian Jaynes) The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind Rubin, Gretchen: (Christopher Alexander), A Pattern Language (Laura Ingalls Wilder), The Little House books (C.S. Lewis), The Chronicles of Narnia (Philip Pullman) His Dark Materials books Rubin, Rick: (Translated by Stephen Mitchell), Tao Te Ching (Jon Kabat-Zinn), Wherever You Go, There You Are (Robb Wolf) The Paleo Solution Sacks, Lord Rabbi: (Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky) Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading Saint John, Bozoma: (Toni Morrison) Song of Solomon Salzberg, Sharon: (Shunryu Suzuki) Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind Sharapova, Maria: (Joel Ben Izzy) The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness: A True Story Shea, Ryan: (Yuval Noah Harari) Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind , (Paulo Coelho), The Alchemist (Neal Stephenson), Snow Crash (James Dale Davidson) The Sovereign Individual Silbermann, Ben: (Steven Pinker), The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Samin Nosrat) Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Slater, Kelly: (Daniel Reid), The Tao of Health Sex and Longevity (Khalil Gibran) The Prophet Stiller, Ben: (E. B. White), The Second Tree From the Corner (J.D. Salinger), Nine Stories (Carl Gottlieb) The Jaws Log Strauss, Neil: (James Joyce), Ulysses (James Hollis) Under Saturn’s Shadow Szabo, Nick: (Richard Dawkins) The Selfish Gene Thorisdottir, Annie Mist: (Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson), Iceland Small World (Unnur Jökulsdóttir) Iceland In All Its Splendour Ulmer, Kristen: (Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson), The Wisdom of the Enneagram (Eckhart Tolle) The Power of Now Urban, Tim: (Ayn Rand) The Fountainhead Vietor, Tommy: (Robert Timberg) The Nightingale’s Song Von Teese, Dita: (Mae West) On Sex, Health, and E.S.P. , (Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt) It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken , (Dita Von Teese) Your Beauty Mark Waitzkin, Josh: (Jack Kerouac) On the Road , (translated by Gia Fu Feng and Jane English), Tao Te Ching (Robert M. Pirsig) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , (Larry W. Phillips) Ernest Hemingway On Writing Walker, Laura R.: (Siddhartha Mukherjee), Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Mark Bittman), How to Cook Everything (Rebecca Solnit), Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (Leo Tolstoy), Anna Karenina (Simone de Beauvoir), The Second Sex (Tim Ferriss) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich Wilcox, Zooko: (Gary Taubes) Good Calories, Bad Calories Williams, Jesse: (Jared Diamond), Guns, Germs and Steel (John Kennedy Toole), The Confederacy of Dunces (Toni Morrison), Song of Solomon (W.E.B. DuBois), The Souls of Black Folk (Ayn Rand) The Fountainhead Wilink, Jocko: (Colonel David H. Hackworth) About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior Zamfir, Vlad: (Bertrand Russell), Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (Dr. Roger White), Complexity and Chaos The Lily: Evolution, Play, and the Power of a Free Societ y (Daniel Cloud) Zelnick, Strauss: (Dale Carnegie) How to Win Friends and Influence People ### Top 17 from Tools of Titans (with three or more mentions in the book): by Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching by Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged by Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens by Hermann Hesse Siddhartha by Tim Ferriss The 4-Hour Workweek by Atul Gawande The Checklist Manifesto by Frank Herbert Dune by Robert Cialdini Influence by Daniel Gilbert Stumbling on Happiness by Nick Bostrom Superintelligence by Richard P. Feynman Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Tim Ferriss The 4-Hour Body The Bible by Ben Horowitz The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Steven Pressfield The War of Art by Alan Moore Watchmen by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters Zero to One
these are currently on my shelves.