2017 Reading List

Despite feeling like I lost my focus in 2017, I actually ended up reading 50 books over the year.

I’ll be writing a post about how I manage to read so much despite being a slow reader.


Top Philosophy

  1. Consciousness – Koch
  2. The Universe Next Door – Sire

Top Growth

  1. The Art of Learning – Waitzkin
  2. Rules for Radicals – Alinsky
  3. Thinking Fast and Slow – Kahneman

Top Fiction

  1. Mansfield Park – Austen
  2. Picture of Dorian Gray – Wilde
  3. Narcissus and Goldmund – Hesse

 


Happiness

  • The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
  • Happiness: The Science Behind Your Smile
  • Happiness: Lessons from a New Science
  • Stumbling on Happiness
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  • The heart of buddhist meditation – Thera
  • Living Happiness – Kade

Success/Self Mastery

  • Rich Rad, Poor Dad
  • Rules for Radicals – Alinsky
  • *The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • *Think and grow rich
  • To sell is human – Pink
  • Drive – Pink
  • The 4 Hour Work Week
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow – Kahneman
  • Outliers
  • The Art of Learning – Waitzkin

Human Experience

  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • The little prince
  • Consciousness: Confessions of a romantic reductionist – Koch

Writing

  • On Writing Well: The classic guide to writing nonfiction

Philosophy

  • Existentialism is a humanism – Sartre
  • Utilitarianism – Mill
  • Free will – Harris
  • To have or to be – Fromm
  • The art of being – Fromm
  • In defence of history – Evans

Religion/Spirituality

  • The universe next door
  • The portable atheist
  • Toa Te Ching
  • Toa of Nature
  • The Prophet – Gibran

Classic Fiction

  • Lord of the flies (reread)
  • Moby Dick
  • The castle – Kafka
  • Picture of Dorian grey
  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen
  • Mansfield Park – Austen
  • Brave New World – Huxley
  • *Alice Adventure in Wonderland – Carroll

Fiction

  • Immorality – Kundera
  • Slaughterhouse five
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury
  • Steppenwolf – Hesse
  • Narcissus and Goldmund – Hesse
  • Journey to the East – Hesse

  • Indicates books that I started, got at least halfway, but didn’t finish

sebastiankade

Sebastian Kade, Founder of Sumry and Author of Living Happiness, is a software designer and full-stack engineer. He writes thought-provoking articles every now and then on sebastiankade.com

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