What Are You Reading?

@Leo Several times on multiple twit shows you have talked about books you’ve enjoyed reading, It would be painful to go back through the transcribed audio, could you list a top 10 of your favorite books?



That’s a great question. There are some old posts on my blog with my Audible recommendations:

Definitely needs to be updated. I’ll give you a few - not necessarily my top 10, that would be hard - but some books I really love.

Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
Fallen Dragon - Peter F. Hamilton
Neuromancer - William Gibson
The Aubrey-Maturin Series - Patrick O’Brien
Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders
A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
The Martian - Andy Weir
Daemon - Daniel Suarez

Microcosm - George Gilder
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
The Soul of a New Machine - Tracy Kidder
Hackers - Steve Levy

Starting Forth - Leo Brodie
The C Programming Language - Kernighan and Ritchie
How To Design Programs - Felleisen et al.


ooo I like this topic, can we expand to everyone’s recommendations?

I’ve been on a history and non-fic kick this year:

  • Presidents of War - Michael Beschloss
  • The China Mirage - James Bradley
  • The Coddling of the American Mind - Jonathan Haidt/Greg Lukianoff
  • How to Build a Car - Adrian Newey
  • Forgotten Soldiers - Brian Moynahan
  • The Order of Time - Carlo Rovelli
  • Network-Centric Warfare - Norman Friedman
  • House of Bush House of Saud - Craig Unger
  • Reality is Not What it Seems - Carlo Rovelli

Shattered Galaxy - Scott Bartlett
Gravity Dreams - L.E. Modesitt
Kill Decision - Daniel Suarez
Marine - Joshua Dalzelle
The Ocean at the end of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
Starborn and Godsons - Niven, Pournelle, Barnes
Delta-v - Daniel Suarez
Seveneves - Neil Stephenson

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Really enjoyed Delta-V! I’ve been following Suarez since they had him on Triangulation back in the day.

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The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars X wing series and Star Trek New Frontier series.

Oh also the Star Wars Thrawn series.

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That’s why I started reading Suarez also

I’m reading Sapiens right now. Great book!

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