Annual Reading List

An ongoing list of books I’ve read, in chronological order.


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power – Jon Meacham
Thirteen Days in September – Lawrence Wright
The Price of Politics – Bob Woodward
The Revolution was Televised – Alan Sepinwall
A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
Down and Dirty Pictures – Peter Biskind
Good in a Room – Stephanie Palmer
In Line Behind a Billion People – Damien Ma and William Adams
Wealth and Power – Orville Schell and John Delury
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
So We Read On – Maureen Corrigan
Mad as Hell – Dave Itzkoff
Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance
The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
Becoming Steve Jobs – Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
The Way of the Knife – Mark Mazzetti
Mastery – Robert Greene


Midnight in Peking – Paul French
Ninety-nine Percent of Everything – Rose George
The Future of the Mind – Michio Kaku
The Corpse Walker – Liao Yiwu
#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso
The Age of Ambition – Evan Osnos
Junkyard Planet – Adam Minter
The Better Angels of Our Nature – Steven Pinker
Why Nations Fail – Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
The Knowledge – Lewis Dartnell
When the Rivers Run Dry – Fred Pearce
The Giver – Lois Lowry
The Nine – Jeffrey Toobin
The Oath – Jeffrey Toobin
The Party – Richard McGregor
The Innovators – Walter Isaacson
The Lost City of Z – David Grann
The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert


According to a PEW survey, the average American read 15 books last year. I wanted to see where I stacked up so here is a list of books I’ve finished in 2013, in chronological order.

Going Clear – Lawrence Wright
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
Space Chronicles – Neil deGrasse Tyson
A Clash of Kings – George R. R. Martin
The Unwinding – George Packer
The Emperor of all Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee
Story – Robert McKee
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Save the Cat – Blake Snyder
Mastermind – Richard Minter
David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
The Signal and the Noise – Nate Silver
Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer
The Disappearing Spoon – Sam Kean
Benjamin Franklin – Walter Isaacson
Moneyball – Michael Lewis