Books I've read

Here are the books I’ve read in the past few years (I can’t remember anything before 2016 or so), listed in the order I read them.

Math textbooks are only listed if I read (but not necessarily understood) them cover to cover.

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2017

  1. Lingo (2014), Gaston Dorren
  2. The Girl on the Train (2015), Paula Hawkins
  3. The Power of Babel (2001), John McWhorter
  4. American Gods (2001), Neil Gaiman
  5. Stardust (1999), Neil Gaiman
  6. Neverwhere (1996), Neil Gaiman
  7. Good Omens (1990), Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  8. Never Let Me Go (2005), Kazuo Ishiguro

2018

  1. On the Road (1957), Jack Kerouac
  2. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (1979), Douglas Hofstadter
  3. Flowers for Algernon (1966), Daniel Keyes
  4. The Language Instinct (1994), Steven Pinker
  5. Concepts of Modern Mathematics (1975), Ian Stewart
  6. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (1884), Edwin A. Abbott
  7. Geometry, Relativity, and the Fourth Dimension (1977), Rudolf v. B. Rucker
  8. Introduction to Analysis (1968), Maxwell Rosenlicht

2019

  1. Introduction to Graph Theory (1993), Richard J. Trudeau
  2. The Metamorphosis (1915), Franz Kafka
  3. QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), Richard Feynman
  4. Introduction to the Theory of Computation (1997), Michael Sipser
  5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013), Neil Gaiman
  6. Fermat’s Last Theorem (1997), Simon Singh
  7. The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 1: Fundamental Algorithms (1968), Donald Knuth
  8. The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 2: Seminumerical Algorithms (1969), Donald Knuth
  9. An Abundance of Katherines (2006), John Green
  10. The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 3: Sorting and Searching (1973), Donald Knuth

2020

  1. The Old Man and the Sea (1952), Ernest Hemingway
  2. Anansi Boys (2005), Neil Gaiman
  3. Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997), Jared Diamond
  4. Surreal Numbers (1974), Donald Knuth
  5. The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 4A: Combinatorial Algorithms (2011), Donald Knuth
  6. Additive Combinatorics (2006), Terence Tao and Van H. Vu

2021

  1. Number Theory (1971), George E. Andrews
  2. Catch-22 (1961), Joseph Heller
  3. Siddhartha (1922), Hermann Hesse
  4. Enumerative Combinatorics, Vol. 1 (1986), Richard P. Stanley
  5. In Our Time (1925) and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (1936), Ernest Hemingway
  6. Breakfast of Champions (1973), Kurt Vonnegut
  7. Dancing Girls and Other Stories (1977), 1982 revision, Margaret Atwood
  8. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), Ernest Hemingway
  9. Educated (2018), Tara Westover
  10. One Job Town (2018), Steven High
  11. Cannery Row (1945), John Steinbeck
  12. The Moon is Down (1942), John Steinbeck
  13. Of Mice and Men (1937), John Steinbeck
  14. A Course in Arithmetic (1973), Jean-Pierre Serre

2022

  1. The Nick Adams Stories (1972), Ernest Hemingway
  2. A History of Modern Singapore, 1819–2005 (2009), Constance Mary Turnbull
  3. The Prodigy (1906), Hermann Hesse
  4. The Mathematical Magpie (1962), Clifton Fadiman
  5. Arabian Nights (1885), 1938 abridged version, translated by Richard Burton
  6. Mother Night (1962), Kurt Vonnegut
  7. The Sirens of Titan (1959), Kurt Vonnegut
  8. Heart of Darkness and Other Tales (1899), Joseph Conrad
  9. Nanjing 1937 (1996), Ye Zhaoyan
  10. Shovelling Trouble (1973), Mordecai Richler
  11. Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories (1966), Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  12. Dance of the Happy Shades (1968), Alice Munro
  13. The Dance is One (1973), Francis Reginald Scott
  14. Wilderness Tips (1991), Margaret Atwood
  15. Dear Life (2012), Alice Munro
  16. Vi (2016), Kim Thúy [French]
  17. How to Pronounce Knife (2020), Souvankham Thammavongsa
  18. Glorious Frazzled Beings (2021), Angélique Lalonde
  19. Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Kurt Vonnegut
  20. Narziss and Goldmund (1930), Hermann Hesse
  21. Runaway (2004), Alice Munro
  22. Beast at Every Threshold (2022), Natalie Wee
  23. Crush (2005), Richard Siken
  24. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912), Stephen Leacock
  25. Lives of Girls and Women (1971), Alice Munro
  26. The Whitsun Weddings (1964), Philip Larkin
  27. The Street (1969), Mordecai Richler
  28. Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories (1988), Raymond Carver
  29. Alexandre Chenevert (1954), Gabrielle Roy [French]
  30. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (1865, 1871), Lewis Carroll
  31. The Love of a Good Woman (1998), Alice Munro
  32. Simple Recipes (2001), Madeleine Thien
  33. Funicular Volume 2, Issue 2 (2020), eds. Jeremy Bibaud and Jason Lee Norman
  34. A Farewell to Arms (1929), Ernest Hemingway
  35. Favole al telefono (1962), Gianni Rodari [Italian]
  36. The Picture of Dorian Gray and other Writings (collected 1982), Oscar Wilde
  37. The Golden Apples (1949), Eudora Welty
  38. Funicular Volume 3, Issue 1 (2021), eds. Jeremy Bibaud and Jason Lee Norman
  39. Demian (1919), Hermann Hesse
  40. The Heart of a Dog (1925), Mikhail Bulgakov
  41. Mrs Dalloway (1925), Virginia Woolf
  42. The Short Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction, 4th ed. (1994), Ann Charters
  43. Piranesi (2020), Susanna Clarke
  44. Fathers and Sons (1862), Ivan Turgenev
  45. Beowulf (8th century), unknown, translation by Seamus Heaney (2000)
  46. My Financial Career and Other Follies (collected 1993), Stephen Leacock
  47. To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), Harper Lee
  48. Wuthering Heights (1847), Emily Brontë
  49. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (1950), Barbara Comyns
  50. Marcus Aurelius and His Times (collected 1945), Marcus Aurelius et al.
  51. Here the Dark (2020), David Bergen
  52. Men Without Women (1927), Ernest Hemingway
  53. The Prophet (1923), Kahlil Gibran
  54. The Invention of Yesterday (2019), Tamim Ansary
  55. Beautiful World, Where Are You? (2021), Sally Rooney
  56. Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), Thomas Hardy
  57. The Sun Also Rises (1926), Ernest Hemingway
  58. We Were Dreamers (2022), Simu Liu
  59. The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories (1938), Sinclair Ross
  60. Burning Questions (2022), Margaret Atwood
  61. Shape (2021), Jordan Ellenberg
  62. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), Maya Angelou
  63. L’Étranger (1942), Albert Camus [French]
  64. Little Women (1868), Louisa May Alcott