Guide:

  • Most recent first. List dates from summer 2009, when I was 15.

  • Recommended titles in bold, modeled on Aaron Swartz's excellent Review of Books.

  • I love talking about books, or why I bolded/didn't bold a certain title. Find me on Twitter.

List:

  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE, by Phil Knight.

  • Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team, by Simon Sinek, David Mead, and Peter Docker

  • Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Gordis.

  • Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel, by Anita Shapira.

  • Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward.

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, by Cal Newport.

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport.

  • Stubborn Attachments, by Tyler Cowen.

  • Common Sense, by Thomas Paine.

  • Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward.

  • Rosie Colored Glasses, by Brianna Wolfson.

  • Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, by Antonio García Martínez.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.

  • A Little History of Economics, by Niall Kishtainy.

  • Boy: Tales of Childhood, by Roald Dahl.

  • The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company
    by Charles Koch.

  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, by John Carreyrou.

  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson.

  • The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel, by Jeffrey Lewis.

  • Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts, by Annie Duke.

  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, by William B. Irvine.

  • High Growth Handbook, by Elad Gil.

  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy.

  • Choose Your Own Disaster, by Dana Schwartz.

  • The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream, by Tyler Cowen.

  • The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, by Peter Swanson.

  • Her Every Fear, by Peter Swanson.

  • Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or, How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel, with Blake Masters.

  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World, by David Kirkpatrick.

  • Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, by Ryan Holiday.

  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer.

  • Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, by Amy Chozick.

  • The Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson.

  • Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty, by Daniel Schulman.

  • The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, by Tyler Cowen.

  • A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, by James Comey.

  • The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters, by Tom Nichols

  • Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren.

  • Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women, by Christina Hoff Sommers.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

  • Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning, by Leslie Odom, Jr.

  • Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, by Charles T. Munger, Peter E. Kaufman.

  • Investing: The Last Liberal Art, by Robert G. Hagstrom.

  • Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin.

  • Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by Ryan Holiday.

  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone.

  • Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, by Steven Pinker.

  • The 'How To' Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants, by David G. Bauer.

  • The Shepherd, by Frederick Forsyth.

  • The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life, by J.L. Collins.

  • One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, by B.J. Novak.

  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Burton G. Malkiel.

  • Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1), by Maureen Johnson.

  • No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • Essays Of Warren Buffett: Lessons For Corporate America, by Warren Buffett.

  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder.

  • The Financial Diet, by Chelsea Fagan.

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman.

  • I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her, by Joanna Connors.

  • A World Without "Whom": The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age, by Emmy J. Favilla.

  • Artemis, by Andy Weir.

  • The River of Consciousness, by Oliver Sacks.

  • And We're Off, by Dana Schwartz.

  • Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me, by Bill Hayes.

  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid.

  • Lapsing Into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print — And How to Avoid Them, by Bill Walsh.

  • Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, by Zeynep Tufekci.

  • The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel, by Alain de Botton.

  • Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, by Patricia T. O'Conner.

  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, by Jane C. Geever.

  • Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

  • Accidence Will Happen: A Recovering Pedant's Guide to English Language and Style, by Oliver Kamm.

  • Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green.

  • Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, by Zoe Quinn.

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki.

  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5), by David Lagercrantz.

  • Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach.

  • Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, by Katy Tur.

  • Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle, by Jeff Flake.

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg.

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway.

  • 80,000 Hours: Find a fulfilling career that does good, by Benjamin Todd.

  • Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes.

  • The Dead Zone, by Stephen King.

  • The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism, by Mitchell Stephens.

  • Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, by Laurie Penny.

  • The Ghost, by Robert Harris.

  • Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.

  • American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road, by Nick Bilton.

  • Conclave, by Robert Harris.

  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance.

  • The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, by Steven Pinker

  • Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book, by Jomny Sun

  • How to Be a Woman, by Caitlin Moran.

  • Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.

  • The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional, by Nancy Smith.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

  • Grit, by Angela Duckworth

  • Personal History, by Katharine Graham

  • Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner

  • All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan, by Elizabeth Warren, Amelia Warren Tyagi

  • The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing, by Norman Mailer

  • Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam and the War of Ideas, by Lawrence Pintak

  • Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

  • The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need: Top Grant Writers and Grant Givers Share Their Secrets, by Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox

  • Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury

  • Remote: Office Not Required, by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

  • How to Ruin Everything: Essays, by George Watsky

  • I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, by Sinan Antoon

  • Work at Home Superstar: How to Stay Focused and Rock Your Day, by Jack Wilson

  • Being Abbas El Abd, Ahmed Alaidy

  • Breaking Knees: Modern Arabic Short Stories from Syria, Zakaria Tamer

  • Needful Things, by Stephen King.

  • The Committee, by Sonallah Ibrahim

  • Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech, by Stephen D. Solomon

  • The Story of Zahra, by Hanan Al-Shaykh, Peter Ford (Translator)

  • Arabesques, by Anton Shammas

  • Times of My Life and My Life with the Times, by Max Frankel

  • The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success, by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell

  • Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman.

  • Returning to Haifa, by Ghassan Khanafani.

  • The Conference of the Birds, by Farid al-Din Attar, Dick Davis (Translator), Afkham Darbandi (Translator)

  • Endings, by Abdul Rahman Munif

  • Fascism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #77), by Kevin Passmore.

  • Gold Dust, by Ibrahim al-Koni.

  • Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #2), by Stephen King

  • Season of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih

  • Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman

  • The Golden Chariot, by Salwa Bakr

  • Miramar, by Naguib Mahfouz

  • Law 101: Everything You Need to Know about the American Legal System by Jay M. Feinman

  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

  • Thank You for Smoking, by Christopher Buckley.

  • The Rise of the Image the Fall of the Word, by Mitchell Stephens.

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon.

  • They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, by Robert Scheer

  • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, by Evan Osnos.

  • The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money, by Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier.

  • The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself, by Susan Bell.

  • The Internet of Things, by Samuel Greengard.

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson.

  • Chuck Amuck: The Life and Time of an Animated Cartoonist, by Chuck Jones.

  • My Name Is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok.

  • Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers, by Simon Winchester.

  • The Broker, by John Grisham.

  • Bag of Bones, by Stephen King.

  • How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok, by Glenn Greenwald.

  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott.

  • The Secret History, by Donna Tartt.

  • Scrappy Little Nobody, by Anna Kendrick.

  • Trigger Mortis, by Anthony Horowitz

  • Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them, by Francine Prose

  • The Productive Writer: Tips & Tools to Help You Write More, Stress Less & Create Success, by Sage Cohen.

  • Indefensible: One Lawyer's Journey into the Inferno of American Justice, by David Feige.

  • The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz, by Aaron Swartz (Author), Lawrence Lessig (Introduction).

  • "There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me, by Eva Gabrielsson.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy: Everything Is Fire (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #25), by Eric Bronson (Series Editor).

  • Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less, by S.J. Scott.

  • My Word is My Bond by Roger Moore, Gareth Owen.

  • Schindler's List, by Thomas Keneally.

  • The Firm, by John Grisham.

  • Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind, by Jocelyn K. Glei.

  • Salty Baby: A Memoir, by Orla Tinsley.

  • Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, by Mara Wilson.

  • Fighting for the Press, by James C. Goodale.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling.

  • On Writing, by Stephen King. (Reread.)

  • The Green Mile, by Stephen King.

  • 11/22/63, by Stephen King.

  • The Next Decade: Empire and Republic in a Changing World, by George Friedman.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling.

  • The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.

  • The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton.

  • The Moon's a Balloon, by David Niven.

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, by Jon Meachum.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling.

  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, by Randy Shilts.

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling.

  • The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr, by H.W. Brands.

  • Coraline, by Neil Gaiman.

  • Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, by Mona Eltahawy.

  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock.

  • The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program, by Jeremy Scahill and The Staff of The Intercept.

  • Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church, by The Boston Globe.

  • The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm.

  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.

  • The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis

  • The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman

  • Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War, by Anthony Shadid.

  • Slouching Toward Bethlehem, by Joan Didion.

  • Drown, by Junot Díaz.

  • Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era, by Michael Mandelbaum.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories, by Truman Capote

  • Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, by Robert A. Pape.

  • The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco.

  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz.

  • Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, by George Freidman.

  • Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

  • This Town, by Mark Leibowich.

  • Sex With Shakespeare, by Jillian Keenan.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling.

  • Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter.

  • From Beirut to Jerusalem, by Thomas L. Friedman

  • Israel/Palestine, by Alan Dowty.

  • Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn.

  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

  • Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn

  • Thrilling Cities, by Ian Fleming.

  • The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis.

  • Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.

  • Orientalism, by Edward W. Said.

  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer.

  • I Saw Ramallah, by Mourid Barghouti.

  • Dumb Witness, by Agatha Christie.

  • Politics & Society in the Contemporary Middle East, by Michele Penner Angrist (Editor)

  • Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World, by Edward W. Said

  • Cards on the Table, by Agatha Christie.

  • The Struggle for Iran, by Christopher De Bellaigue.

  • The Modern Middle East: A History, by James Gelvin.

  • And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.

  • Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking), by Christian Rudder

  • A History of Modern Iran, by Ervand Abrahamian.

  • In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote.

  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, by Philip Gourevitch

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz, Stieg Larsson (Creator)

  • On the Move: A Life, by Oliver Sacks.

  • Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty, by Mustafa Akyol.

  • Here Is New York, by E.B. White.

  • Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan, by Mary Anne Weaver.

  • Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, by Jeremy Scahill.

  • Beyond News: The Future of Journalism, by Mitchell Stephens.

  • The Internet of Garbage, by Sarah Jeong.

  • Palace Walk, by Naguib Mahfouz.

  • Persepolis 2, by Marjane Satrapi.

  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi.

  • Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds, by Richard J. Light.

  • Uncommon Carriers, by John McPhee.

  • Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns, by John P. Avlon, Errol Louis, and Jesse Angelo.

  • The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, by Kelly McGonigal.

  • Know Your Beholder, by Adam Rapp.

  • Animal Liberation, by Peter Singer.

  • Patti LuPone: A Memoir, by Patti LuPone.

  • Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran, by Nasser Weddady and Sohrab Ahmari.

  • Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will, by Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny.

  • The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists, by Suzette Martinez Standring.

  • The Arabic Alphabet: How to Read & Write It, by Nicholas Awde and Putros Samano.

  • No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam, by Reza Aslan.

  • China Airborne, by James Fallows.

  • Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, by Bruce Schneier.

  • Monstrous Regiment, by Terry Pratchett.

  • The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own, by David Carr.

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid.

  • Empire of the Mind: A History of Iran, by Michael Axworthy.

  • The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East, by Neil MacFarquhar.

  • Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran, by Azadeh Moaveni.

  • Season of Migration to the North, by Tayeb Salih.

  • Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie.

  • Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran, by Ray Mottahedeh.

  • Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski.

  • Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products, by Leander Kahney.

  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, by Stephen Johnson.

  • Public Editor #1: The Collected Columns (with Reflections, Reconsiderations and Even a Few Retractions) of the First Ombudsman of The New York Times, by Daniel Okrent.

  • Walks With Men, by Ann Beattie.

  • Words' Worth: Write Well and Prosper, by Terri Brooks and Mary Quigley.

  • Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of Saddam Hussein, by Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn.

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie.

  • Making News at The New York Times, by Nikki Usher.

  • A Portrait of Egypt: A Journey Through the World of Militant Islam, by Mary Anne Weaver.

  • Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart.

  • Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane), by Gavin de Becker.

  • Page One: Inside The New York Times and the Future of Journalism. Edited by David Folkenflik.

  • The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, by Randy Shilts.

  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, by Julia Serano.

  • Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, by James Risen.

  • Virtually Normal, by Andrew Sullivan.

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell. (First book of 2015.)

  • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.

  • Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, by Cory Doctorow.

  • Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future, by Cory Doctorow.

  • Women Don't Ask, by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever.

  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.

  • The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, by Astra Taylor

  • It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Danah Boyd.

  • On Writing Well, by William Zinsser.

  • We the Media, by Dan Gillmor.

  • American Gods, by Neil Gaiman.

  • Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, by Gabriella Coleman.

  • The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help, by Amanda Palmer.

  • Carrie, by Stephen King.

  • The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker.

  • The Journalist and the Murderer, by Janet Malcolm.

  • The Hacker Playbook: A Practical Guide to Penetration Testing, by Peter Kim.

  • Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett.

  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review, by John Siracusa.

  • The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect, by Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel.

  • Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, by Charles Seife.

  • When Google Met Wikileaks, by Julian Assange.

  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman's Prison, by Piper Kerman.

  • How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country's Top Students, by Cal Newport.

  • Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948 (Open Media Series), by Tanya Reinhart.

  • Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, by Maurianne Adams, Warren Blumenfeld, Carmelita Castaneda, Heather W. Hackman, Madeline L. Peters, Ximena Zuniga.

  • Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, by Laurie Penny.

  • Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, by Alexis Ohanian.

  • Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or, How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel, with Blake Masters.

  • The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography, by Simon Singh.

  • WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding.

  • Hard Choices, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

  • Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency, by Micah L. Sifry.

  • Get Sh*t Done!: From spare room to boardroom in 1,000 days, by Niall Harbison.

  • One L, by Scott Turow.

  • @ Is For Activism: Dissent, Resistance And Rebellion In A Digital Culture, by Joss Hands.

  • With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, by Glenn Greenwald.

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan.

  • Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, by James Fallows

  • Cypherpunks, by Julian Assange, with Jacob Applebaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, and Jérémie Zimmermann.

  • This Machine Kills Secrets: Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers, by Andy Greenberg.

  • The Argument: Inside the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics, by Matt Bai.

  • No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, by Glenn Greenwald.

  • The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy, by Violet Blue.

  • Rosaura a las Diez, by Marco Denevi. (Read for a Spanish class at NYU.)

  • Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. (Objectively the worst book I've read this year.)

  • Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion, by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis

  • Civilization and its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud.

  • Consider the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace.

  • To Play The King, by Michael Dobbs.

  • The Time Traveler, by H.G. Wells.

  • On the Genealogy of Morality, by Friedrich Nietzsche.

  • Night, by Elie Wiesel.

  • Dragnet Nation, by Julia Angwin.

  • House of Cards, by Michael Dobbs.

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman.

  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

  • V For Vendetta, by Alan Moore.

  • Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, by Gavin Newsom.

  • Faust, by Goethe.

  • The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding.

  • Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, by Chris Hadfield.

  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.

  • This Star Won't Go Out, by Esther, Lori, and Wayne Earl.

  • Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides.

  • The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach.

  • Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World, by Bruce Schneier.

  • The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien.

  • Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, by Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. (First book of 2014!)

  • Violence, Nudity, Adult Content, by Vince Passaro.

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, by Tony Kushner.

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey.

  • From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society, by Fei Xiatong

  • Montauk, by Max Frisch

  • Cosmopolis, by Don DeLillo.

  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King.

  • China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949 (Asia's Transformations), by Peter Zarrow.

  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.

  • American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis.

  • Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon, by Melissa Anelli.

  • An American Dream, by Norman Mailer.

  • Brief Encounters with the Enemy, by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh.

  • Junkie, by William Burroughs.

  • A Woman Soldier's Own Story: Xie Bingying.

  • God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens.

  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck.

  • Intellectual Memoirs, by Mary McCarthy.

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review, by John Siracusa.

  • The Company She Keeps, by Mary McCarthy.

  • How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less, by Cal Newport.

  • "Shanghai, Springtime 1930," a novella included in "I Myself Am a Woman" by Ding Ling.

  • Miss Lonelyhearts, by Nathanael West.

  • Washington Square, by Henry James.

  • Closer to the Knives, by David Wojnarowicz.

  • Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut.

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Guardian Angel, by Robert Muchamore.

  • Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, by Mitch Albom.

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman.

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling.

  • Inferno, by Dan Brown.

  • American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics, by Dan Savage.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll.

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson.

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson.

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling.

  • Food Rules, by Michael Pollan.

  • Here's the Deal, by David Leonhardt.

  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson.

  • Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow.

  • One Shot Kill, by Robert Muchamore.

  • How To Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie.

  • The Kid, by Dan Savage.

  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan.

  • Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo.

  • The Roald Dahl Treasury, by Roald Dahl.

  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell.

  • The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family, by Dan Savage

  • Winter of The World, by Ken Follett.

  • Dan Savage: The First Gay Celebrity, by Mark Oppenheimer.

  • The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

  • A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway.

  • On Writing, by Stephen King.

  • Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.

  • The Man Who Never Was: World War II's Boldest Counter-Intelligence Operation, by Ewen Montagu.

  • Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer.

  • Nocturne: A Play, by Adam Rapp.

  • Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake, by Frank W. Abagnale and Stan Redding.

  • Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins.

  • The Lonesome West, by Martin McDonagh.

  • Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp.

  • Pet Sematary, by Stephen King.

  • Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins.

  • The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.

  • Under the Dome, by Stephen King.

  • Bridge to Teribithia, by Katherine Patterson.

  • Empire of the Sun, by J.G. Ballard.

  • Eclipse, by Stephanie Meyer.

  • New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.

  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.

  • The Faults In Our Stars by John Green.

  • Looking For Alaska by John Green.

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

  • Kill The Messenger by Tami Hoag.

  • People's Republic by Robert Muchamore.

  • Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag.

  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

  • Secret Army by Robert Muchamore.

  • Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

  • Lord Loss, by Darren Shan.

  • Eastern Standard Tribe, by Cory Doctorow.

  • The Year of Endless Sorrows, by Adam Rapp.

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.

  • Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory, by Ben Macintyre.

  • Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare.

  • Without You: A Story of Love, Loss, and the Musical RENT, by Anthony Rapp.

  • The Shining, by Stephen King.

  • Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham.

  • The Immortal Game, by Mark Coggins.

  • Zugzwang, by Ronan Bennett.

  • I Am The Messenger, by Markus Zuzak.

  • The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown.

  • All The President's Men, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.

  • The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson.

  • My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.