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2021 Book List

Here I’ll be adding books I’m currently reading and have read during the year. Usually I read more than one book at the same time. I make a distinction between recreational reading and doing so as part of something I’m currently studying. If I’m studying from a book I also take notes, pay extra attention etc.

Currently Reading

Name Author(s)
C++ Primer (5th Edition) Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie and Barbara E. Moo
Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Graeber
Grokking Algorithms An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People Aditya Y. Bhargava
Look Beyond the Pointing Finger: The Combat Philosophy of Wong Shun Leung David Peterson


Name Author(s)
From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000 Lee Kuan Yew, Foreword by Henry Kissinger
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism Ha-Joon Chang
The Intelligent Investor Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig (Contributor), Warren Buffett (Contributor)
Smarter Investing: Simpler Decisions for Better Results Tim Hale
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World Niall Ferguson
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones James Clear
Foundation Isaac Asimov

To Read (not in specific order)

Name Author(s)
A History of Western Political Thought John S. McClelland
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Middle Eastern Mythology Samuel Henry Hooke
Game Programming in C++: Creating 3D Games Sanjay Madhav
Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk
Handbook of Japanese Mythology Michael Ashkenazi
Handbook of Chinese Mythology Lihui Yang, Deming An, Jessica Anderson Turner (Contributor)
Physics for Game Programmers Grant Palmer
WSL Ving Tsun Kuen Hok: An Overview in the Form of Essays David Peterson
The Art of War Sun Tzu, Lionel Giles (Translator)
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master Andy Hunt, Dave Thomas
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers Lawrence A. Cunningham
The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success William N. Thorndike Jr.
The Terror Dan Simmons
The Age of Openness: China before Mao Frank Dikötter
Mao’s Great Famine: The History Of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 Frank Dikötter
The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957 Frank Dikötter
The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976 Frank Dikötter