Books to re-read every year?
Compiling Laura Deming’s tweet replies
I’m trying to be helpful and listing some of people’s favourite books to reread each year, sort them into categories and link to them.
Comments and book suggestions come from replies to Laura Deming’s tweet, I want a list of books that are good to re-read every year. Most valued: technical books that can apply across disciplines (‘How to Solve It’ by Polya).
Science & Tech
Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M Benyus
Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R Hofstadter
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour A Papert
Molecular Biology of the Cell by Bruce Alberts, Alexander D. Johnson, et al.
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn by Richard W. Hamming
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
The Clock Of The Long Now: Time and Responsibility by Stewart Brand
The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Under the Read tab)
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
Thinking Physics: Practical Lessons in Critical Thinking by Lewis Carroll Epstein
Biographies and Autobiographies
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
Business, Economics, Math
Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland
Classic Literature & Fiction
History & Recollections
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 by Friedrich Engels
Psychology, Behavioural, Philosophy
Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn
Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile, Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Daniel Kahneman
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Full Book linked)
Getting to Maybe: How the World Is Changed by Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish
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