Here are some of my favorite books. My favorite topics to read about are history, psychology and science. Perhaps my favorite topic inside of science is evolutionary biology.
Note: in the Fiction section I decided not to include the “obvious” classics. For example, I really liked Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Huckleberry Finn, etc., but it seemed silly to me to list all those. So I only listed fiction books that are a little bit off the beaten path.
I plan to continually update this page as I read more books and acquire more favorites.
Titles in bold are the ones I wish everyone would read.
Science – Evolutionary Biology
History – Biographies
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Washington: A Life
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Into the Wild
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests
Test-Driven Development: by Example
User Interface Design
The Phoenix Project