The Reading List

Ever since I was a kid, I remember having an intense interest in books. I’d scour the library for books covering a variety of topics. I can’t say I read them all, but books have remained a part of my identity. They’re an opportunity to learn from the people you admire and to live the experiences you may never have. I always have a book on hand and a queue of books ready to read.

I believe you should read books that will help you become the person you want to be.

Here’s my my entire reading list.


Below are my book recommendations by category.

Keep this in mind: If you start a book and don’t enjoy it, don’t force yourself to finish it. Stop reading it and pick up another book.

Biographies and Memoirs


Poverty Alleviation



What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway




Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Road to Character by David Brooks

Happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh




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