Books I read in 2017

“It is impossible to learn that which one thinks one already knows.”
Epictetus

2017


december

The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Design Thinking Course by Edward DeBono
The Painted Word by Tom Wolf
Storytelling by Ellen Lupton


november

The Heart of the Machine by Richard Yonck
Asylum by William Seabrook
A Guide for the Perplexed by E.F. Schumacher
Let my People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
How to Live, Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell


october

Widow Basquiat by Jennifer Clement
Sprint by Jake Knapp
Chicago Cubs, Story of a Curse by Rich Cohen
The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu
The Stranger in the Woods by Michel Finkel


september

Mastermind by Maria Konnikova
Panegyric by Guy Debord
Devotion by Patti Smith
Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes by Robert Louis Stevenson
Woolgathering by Patti Smith
In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano


august

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Demian by Hermann Hesse
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi


july

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
Ten Thousand Years in a Lifetime by Albert Maori Kiki


june

Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Be Like the Fox by Erica Benner
Empire State of Mind by Zack Greenburg


may

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
I Never Had it Made by Jackie Robinson


april

The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg
Nudge by Thaler and Sunstein
Sense & Respond by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
Zero to One by Peter Thiel


march

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone by J. K. Rowling
Montaigne by Stefan Zweig
Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes by Daniel Everett
What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly


february

It’s Been a Good Life by Isaac Asimov
The Little Book that Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt


January

Chronicles by Bob Dylan
How I Became Hettie Jones by Hettie Jones
Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley
Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog