The Night Circus The Vegetarian The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student Leviathan Wakes Lincoln in the Bardo
Cibola Burn Six Four Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--And Keep--Love Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow It 10 New Actual, Official LSAT Preptests with Comparative Reading: (Preptests 52-61) The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Caliban's War
Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business Nemesis Games 10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume V: (Preptests 62-71) The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley Abaddon's Gate The Night Circus Wolf in White Van

2017 Reading

By Alex Priest

By Alex Priest
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Svetlana Alexievich

$29.00 $26.97

★ A remarkable book and a fantastic read alongside HBO's "Chernobyl" miniseries.

The Night Circus

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

$17.00 $15.81

Writing this from 2020, I unfortunately don't remember much about this book—other than that it was fairly good. In my notes I gave it 4/5.

The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley

The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley

Brad Stone

$17.99 $16.73

Strange to read as an early Uber employee. Felt like this book was a missed opportunity to tell a more compelling story.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Michael Chabon

$19.00 $17.67

★ Just such a delight. Can't recommend enough.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

$37.50 $34.88

★ If you've somehow managed to miss this one, please do pick it up. It's as good as they say.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J D Vance

$27.99 $26.03

I don't necessarily subscribe to the we-must-better-understand-poor-white-America hand-wringing by the political left. But this was a good read and certainly hit home for me as someone who grew up in rural Kentucky.

Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

Frances Frei and Anne Morriss

$35.00 $32.55

Read this while working with Frances Frei at Uber. Solid and useful stuff.

Wolf in White Van

Wolf in White Van

John Darnielle

$17.00 $15.81

Another one I don't remember well (I'm writing this now in December 2020), but remember enjoying. 4/5.

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Chris Whipple

$18.00 $16.74

★ As a political nerd and a former Chief of Staff in the tech world, I loved this.

Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes

James S. A. Corey

$17.99 $16.73

★ The first in the fantastic Expanse series. If you like sci-fi at all, please pick this up.

The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

Han Kang

$22.00 $20.46

This one didn't really work for me.

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

$17.00

Kind of a sad, masochistic read. You can probably skip it unless you've been living under a rock since 2016.

10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume V: (Preptests 62-71)

10 Actual, Official LSAT Preptests Volume V: (Preptests 62-71)

Law School Admission Council

$34.00 $31.62

I was studying for the LSAT, what can I say.

10 New Actual, Official LSAT Preptests with Comparative Reading: (Preptests 52-61)

10 New Actual, Official LSAT Preptests with Comparative Reading: (Preptests 52-61)

Law School Admission Council

$34.00 $31.62

I was studying for the LSAT, what can I say.

The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student

The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student

Mike Kim

$64.99 $60.44

I was studying for the LSAT, what can I say.

Six Four

Six Four

Hideo Yokoyama

$28.00

I still struggle to get into Japanese fiction. For the most part, I enjoyed this, but the pacing is tough for me to really fall into the narrative.

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

$28.00 $26.04

★ Oh it is so, so, so good. Please read this.

The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism

Kristin Dombek

$15.00 $13.95

Was hoping to better understand some of the people I've met in Silicon Valley (and Trump)... this book wasn't quite the help I wanted it to be.

Caliban's War

Caliban's War

James S. A. Corey

$17.99 $16.73

#2 in the Expanse. Start with "Leviathan Wakes".

Abaddon's Gate

Abaddon's Gate

James S. A. Corey

$17.99 $16.73

★ #3 in the Expanse. Start with "Leviathan Wakes".

Cibola Burn

Cibola Burn

James S. A. Corey

$17.99 $16.73

★ #4 in the Expanse. Start with "Leviathan Wakes".

Nemesis Games

Nemesis Games

James S. A. Corey

$17.99 $16.73

★ #5 in the Expanse. Start with "Leviathan Wakes".

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

$37.50 $34.88

This wasn't quite as impressive to me as "Sapiens", so I'd skip.

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--And Keep--Love

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--And Keep--Love

Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

$17.00 $15.81

Moderately interesting primer on adult attachment theory.

It

It

Stephen King

$21.99 $20.45

Wanted to read this before seeing the movie, and I'm glad I did. But not my favorite King book.