Marcus's Reading List

February 01, 2020

This page is a history of books I've read and maybe some I'd recommend. Too often I consume books and forget both that I read them and what I learned. This page is inspired by Joe Fabisevich's reading list. 🏃‍♂️ for the book I am currently reading.


The Passionate Programmer by @chadfowler

Working Backwards by @cbryar & @BillCarr89

🏃‍♂️ The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

The Alchemist by @PauloCoehlo

The Spy and the Traitor by @BenMacintyre1

Red Notice by @Billbrowder

Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich

Creativity, Inc. by @edcatmull

Breath by @MrJamesNestor

Clean Code by @UncleBobMartin

Nudge by @R_Thaler & @CassSunstein

Working Backwards by @cbryar & @BillCarr89


Lives of the Stoics by @RyanHoliday

Greenlights by @McConaughey

Clean by @jameshamblin

Exploding the Phone by Phil Lapsley

Never Split the Difference by @VossNegotiation

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by @TuckerMax

The Mole People by Jennifer Toth

Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang

American Kingpin by @NickBilton

The Future We Choose by @CFigueres & @TomCarnac

The Machine That Changed the World by James P. Womack

The Wedge by @SGCarney

Purple Cow by @ThisIsSethsBlog

The Pragmatic Programmer - 20th Anniversary Edition by @pragdave & @PragmaticAndy

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Remote by @JasonFried

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

The Dichotomy of Leadership by @JockoWillink

Talking to Strangers by @Gladwell

City of Thieves: A Novel by David Benioff

Annelies Hartmann Hampel Memoirs by Annelies Hartmann Hampel

The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by @PeterThiel

Fight Club by @ChuckPalahniuk

The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood by Thomas R. King


It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by @JasonFried

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by @Schwarzenegger

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Manual: A Philosopher's Guide to Life by Epictetus

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by @SleepDiplomat


Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by @Nireyal

Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

Linchpin by @ThisIsSethsBlog

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feyman by Richard P. Feynman

Mate: Become the Man Women Want by @TuckerMax

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son by

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn


Ego Is the Enemy by @RyanHoliday

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


The Power Of Habit by @cduhigg


Paper Towns by @JohnGreen

The Zen of Steve Jobs by Caleb Melby

Vagabonding by @RolfPotts


Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Kite Runner by @KhaledHosseini

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by @RyanHoliday

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Lone Survivor by @MarcusLuttrell

A Dog in a Hat by Joe Parkin

Losing My Virginity by @RichardBranson


The 4-Hour Chef by @tferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek by @tferriss

Ender's Game by @OrsonScottCard

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson


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