Books I've loved

Some of my books. Photo by me.
Updated: 11 May 2024

It only took me 30ish years to forgive myself for being a slow and distracted reader and learn to love reading.

It turns out that looking back over the books you’ve read, and want to read, and have started reading but havn’t finished reading (yet) is a really satisfying exercise! In the same brilliant way people post a "/now" page, I’ve decided to make a list and keep it up to date.

📚 What would you add? Let me know!

Books I’m reading now

Books I want to read

  • Ultra Processed People by Chris van Tulleken
  • Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
  • The Google SRE book
  • Flawless Consulting by Peter Block

Books I loved reading

Organised by year.



  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  • Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
  • A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Four Thousand Weeks
  • Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins
  • Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
  • The Tailor of Panama by John Le Carré
  • Call for the Dead by John Le Carré
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • All the Light we Cannot See (unfinished)


I cant remember when I read these but they were all sometime before 2023. Dates in brackets are roughly when I read them. Sorry to be so vague 😜


  • Build by Tony Fadell
  • Building Successful Communities of Practice by Emily Webber (2021)
  • Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins
  • Finite & Infinite Games by James P. Carse (2022)
  • Guns Germs and Steel (unfinished)
  • Accelerate by Nicole Fosgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim (2019)
  • The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, George Spafford, and Kevin Behr
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshal Rosenberg (2017?)
  • Tao: the Watercourse Way by Alan Watts
  • Joy Inc. by Richard Sheridan
  • Peace is a Simple Step by Ajahn Sumedho (2019)
  • The Prophet by Kalil Gibran
  • Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke (2015)
  • Measure what Matters by John Doerr (2015)
  • The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
  • The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
  • Turn the Ship Around by David Marquette
  • Be Here Now by Ram Dass (2018)
  • The Tao te Ching - translated by Stephen Mitchell
  • The Bagavad Gita - translated by Stephen Mitchell
  • The Upanishads

Arty books

  • S,M,L,XL by Bruce Mau and Rem Koolhaas
  • MMM…Skyscraper I love you by Tomato / Underworld


  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig (2015)
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
  • Piranese by Susanna Clarke (2021?)
  • The Great Gatbsy (2018?)
  • Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (2012)
  • Ready player One by Ernst Kline
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (2016)
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (2012)
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (2021)
  • Revelation Space by Alistair Reynolds (2021?)
  • The Catcher in the Rye (years ago, need to re-read)
  • Lamb: A Novel by Christopher Moore (2015)
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • High-rise by J.G. Ballard

Childhood & adolescence

Miscellaneous book covers

Because they look nice.