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I like to read books. I try to read all sorts of books. Reading is like listening to people, except the writing in books is usually more polished than in speech, so it usually makes more sense and has better flow. Plus, you can start and stop whenever you want and you don't have to say anything in response. But if you want, you can ask them as many questions as you want and they won't get mad. You can write your own responses to the author and they probably won't respond because they're dead or too busy. Sometimes reading books is like having a really good conversation.

Books I've Read#

Here's an incomplete table of books I've read. Titles are listed in alphabetical order by the last names of the first author. Dates are estimated. The table is sortable. * means I read over 50% but did not complete the book, and ** means I read less than 50%, which usually happens when only part of the book is assigned for a class and I don't finish it on my own.

TitleAuthor / EditorLast ReadPublished
How to Study as a Mathematics MajorLaura Alcock2017-082013-01-10
The New Jim CrowMichelle Alexander2020-112010-02
The Handmaid's TaleMargaret Atwood2018-041985
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and PhilonousGeorge Berkeley2018-041713
Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems, 6eJohn H. Bodley2017-122012-04-12
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless CompassionGregory Boyle2018-042011-02-22
Running with Scissors*Augusten Burroughs2017-082002
Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social ConnectionJohn T. Cacioppo and William Patrick2017-082008-08-17
The StrangerAlbert Camus2016-101942
Metamorphosis: The Butterfly ExperienceAlicia Cass 2018-022016-10-26
The YąnomamöNapoleon A. Chagnon2017-102012-01-01
The AwakeningKate Chopin2016-101899-04-22
Meditations on First PhilosophyRené Descartes2017-031641
Grit: The Power of Passion and PerseveranceAngela Duckworth2017-082016-05-03
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and DoJennifer L. Eberhardt2019-102019-03-26
Complex Variables, 2e**Stephen D. Fisher2017-051999-02-16
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald2016-091925-02-10
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering EverythingJoshua Foer2017-082012-02-28
The Foundations of ArithmeticGottlob Frege2018-031884
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on PerformanceAtul Gawande2019-052007-04-03
The Checklist Manifesto: How to get Things RightAtul Gawande2019-04-142009-12-22
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect ScienceAtul Gawande2019-052003-04-01
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndAtul Gawande2019-022014-07-10
The ImmoralistAndré Gide2016-111902
Eat, Pray, LoveElizabeth Gilbert2017-062006-02-16
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't KnowMalcolm Gladwell2020-032019-09-10
Bullshit Jobs: A TheoryDavid Graeber2021-062018-05-15
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our SuccessAdam Grant2017-082013-04-09
Just Like Compton: Finally a real hood novelKevon L. Gulley2018-032010-11-07
Minor Feelings: An Asian American ReckoningCathy Park Hong2021-092020-05-25
Gangs in America III*C. Ronald Huff 2018-052011-11-06
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding*David Hume2018-031748
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?Mark Hyman2018-082018-02-27
When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi2019-022016-01-12
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics**Immanuel Kant2018-051783
One the RoadJack Kerouac2016-091957-09-05
Flowers for AlgernonDaniel Keyes2016-051966-03
On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftStephen King2017-072010-07-06
Introduction to a Philosophy of MusicPeter Kivy2017-092002-08
Naming and Necessity*Saul Kripke2018-041980
The Dobe Ju/'hoansi, 4eRichard B. Lee2017-092012-02-27
Discourse on Metaphysics*Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz2017-031986
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding**John Locke2018-031690
Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving BackWilliam MacAskill2017-122015-07-28
Lais of Marie de FranceMarie de France2016-1011??
Philosophy of LawAndrei Marmor2017-122011-01-17
Meditations on ViolenceRory Miller2017-072008-06-01
The Bluest EyeToni Morrison2016-091970
A Severed Head**Iris Murdoch2016-091961
The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of CancerSiddhartha Mukherjee2019-072010-11-16
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldCal Newport2017-072016-01-05
How To Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying LessCal Newport2017-072006-12-26
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You LoveCal Newport2017-072012-09-18
Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New MasculinityPeggy Orenstein2020-022019-01-07
Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human ViolenceDale Peterson and Richard Wrangham2018-031997-11-14
Elementary Differential Geometry**Andrew Pressley2018-032010-03-18
What is this Thing Called Knowledge?, 2eDuncan Pritchard2016-122009-10-25
Real Mathematical Analysis, 2e*Charles Pugh2018-052015
1984George Orwell2020-021949-06-08
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the FewRobert Reich2019-082019-09-29
Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.Luis J. Rodriguez2018-021993
An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back Elisabeth Rosenthal2020-052017-04-11
The Problems of PhilosophyBertrand Russell2018-041912
The Catcher in the RyeJ. D. Salinger2016-091951-07-16
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? Michael Sandel2017-062009-09-15
Noncognitivism in Ethics**Mark Schroeder2017-112010-04-16
Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That MatterPeter Singer2020-122017-09-05
The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World PovertyPeter Singer2017-102009-03-10
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living EthicallyPeter Singer2017-102016-07-05
Utilitarianism: For and AgainstJ.J.C. Smart and Bernard Williams2019-061973-01-01
Permanent RecordEdward Snowden2019-112019-09-17
The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Volume 1: The Founding Giants**Scott Soames2018-022014-03-23
The Analytic Tradition in Philosophy, Volume 2: A New Vision**Scott Soames2018-032017-11-28
Philosophy of Language**Scott Soames2018-042010-08-15
Concepts of Modern Mathematics*Ian Stewart2017-081995-02-01
Essential CalculusJames Stewart2018-082012-03-02
Methods in Medical EthicsJeremy Sugarman and Daniel Sulmasy2019-082010-10-19
Beneath a Scarlet SkyMark Sullivan2018-122017-05-01
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes EverythingDon Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams2019-092010-09-28
80,000 Hours: Find a fulfilling career that does goodBenjamin Todd2017-122016-12-10
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back AgainJ.R.R. Tolkein2019-07-101937-09-21
Metaphysics, 4ePeter van Inwagen2017-072014-08-12
The Color PurpleAlice Walker2017-041982
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and DreamsMatthew Walker2018-082017-10-03
Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street GangThomas W. Ward2018-052012-06-01
Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy EssaysLewis Vaughn2018-042005-11-10
On Desire: Why We Want What We WantIrivine B. William2017-072005-11-01
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic JoyIrivine B. William2017-072008-11-04
A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt--And Why They Shouldn'tIrivine B. William2017-072013-03-01