My Reading List

Currently reading, want to read, and finished books. Quick descriptions of notable pieces and an outline of my taste.

My Reading List

For Immediate Consumption

And some ongoing titles I pick up as and when.

Substacks and Blogs to go through

Current Project Readings


  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
  • The Personal MBA
  • Story by Robert McKee
  • Manufacturing Consent
  • Market Wizards Series
  • Accidental Superpower
  • Building a Second Brain
  • Poetry Pharmacy
  • The Road Less Stupid
  • The Minimalist Entrepreneur
  • Your One Wild and Precious Life

Actively Referencing

  • 12 More Rules For Life
  • The Investment Checklist
  • Fund Managers
  • Best Practices For Equity Research
  • Macroeconomics for Professionals
  • Simply Said
  • Introduction to Geopolitics, Flint

Sources of Content

  • The Economist, Bloomberg, New Yorker, NYT
  • Marginal Revolution, Astral Codex Ten, Less Wrong, EA, Rationalist community
  • David Perell, Palladium Magazine, YaleCourses etc

Want To Read


  • The Last Warrior
  • The Power of Regret
  • Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene
  • The Long Game
  • The Laws of Human Nature
  • More Money Than God
  • Discover Your Inner Economist
  • The Rise and Fall of the Viennna Circle
  • The Non-Designers Design Book
  • Outliers
  • Think Again
  • Fooled By Randomness
  • Good to Great
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed
  • Talking to Strangers
  • On War - Clausewitz
  • Seeing Like A State
  • Dopesick
  • Antifragile
  • Unnatural Causes
  • Chatter
  • Range
  • On China
  • Splendid and the Vile
  • An Astronaut's Guide To Life
  • In the Shadow of Lightning (June 2022)
  • Boomerang, Michael Lewis
  • Deaths of Despair

Social Sciences, Political Economy, and Future Studies

  • The Earned Life
  • The Decadent Society
  • Social Limits to Growth
  • The Aristocracy of Talent
  • What Money Can't Buy
  • Trade Wars are Class Wars
  • Humankind
  • How the World Really Works
  • The Scent of Time
  • The War on the West
  • Economic Statecraft
  • Good Economics for Hard Times
  • Dawn of Everything
  • Doughnut Economics
  • Who Rules the World
  • Novacene
  • Capitalism, Alone
  • Superintelligence
  • Understanding power, Chomsky
  • Limits to Capital
  • Post Capitalist Desire
  • Artificial Intelligence, Mitchell
  • This Changes Everything
  • Concrete Economics
  • Nine lives of neoliberalism
  • Never let a serious crisis go to waste
  • Prediction Machines
  • AI Superpowers
  • 25 ways to think of AI

At this point in Feb 2023 my reading list keeps expanding and it's too troublesome to type the titles in manually. So I'm going to paste screenshots here seeing as how I add 12 books at a time.

Oh my god I have too many books to read. Better take a master's to have some time (haha).

Finished Reading


Month of Apr 2023

  • Golden age of the solar clipper series
  • The Martyr Series
  • Too Like the Lightning
  • She who became the sun
  • Babel: An Arcane History
  • Can't Spell Treason Without Tea
  • Legends & Lattes
  • The Jasmine Throne
  • The Unspoken Name

Month of Mar 2023

  • Naval's Almanack

Month of Feb

  • After Capitalism
  • Reclaiming the System: Moral Responsibility, Divided Labour, and the Role of Organizations in Society

Week end 9th Feb

  • Someday is Today
  • Dotcom Secrets
  • Youtube Secrets

Week end 2th Feb

  • The 100-yr life
  • From Stength to Strength
  • The Case Against The Sexual Revolution

Week end 21st Jan

  • Singapore in 2065

Week end 14th Jan

  • Defending the Lion City
  • Singapore Is Not An Island

Week end 7th Jan 2023

  • Rise of the Robots
  • Little Book of Hedge Funds
  • Anthropocene Reviewed

Weeks of December 2022: Holiday Break

Week end 7th December

  • The Sum of Small Things
  • The Hard Things about Hard Things

Week end 23rd November

  • Levers of Power
  • Agenda For a New Economy
  • Status & Culture

Week end 16th November

  • Destined For War
  • The War Against Boys
  • The ONE Thing
  • Art of Witty Banter
  • When Corporations Rule The World
  • Fight: Gen Z Fear and Passion to Save America

Week end 9th November

  • The Future Starts Here
  • The Code of Capital
  • Lee Kuan Yew

Week end 2nd November

  • Feeding Frenzy, Politics of Food
  • Growth Hacker Marketing

Week end 26th October

  • Chip War
  • The Practice

Week end 19th October

  • The Scout Mindset
  • A Random Walk Down Wallstreet
  • How to Make Money in Stocks
  • Deep Value
  • The Practice

Week end 12th October

  • The Grand Chessboard
  • The End of the World is just the Beginning
  • More From Less

Week end 5th October

  • Tools of Titans (selective in wealth)
  • The Withdrawal
  • Inflation

Week end 24th and 30th September

  • 30+ journal articles about wellbeing, burnout, and creativity (How to quantify?)
  • Learnt some computer modelling

Week end 17th September

  • Down To Earth
  • The Production of Money
  • Capitalist Realism
  • Internet for the People
  • The Age of AI

Week end 10th September

  • The Disappearance of Rituals
  • How Civil Wars Start
  • How to stay sane in an age of division
  • Can singapore survive?

Week end 3rd September

  • The Future of Humanity

Week end 27th August

  • The Most Important Century blog series
  • Post Growth
  • Moral Progress, applied divinity studies
  • Platform Capitalism
  • Automation and the Future of Work

Week end 20th August

  • Inventing the Future
  • How the World became Rich
  • Airconditioned Nation Revisited
  • Stubborn Attachments
  • The World in 2050
  • Dealing With An Ambiguous World
  • Insight's on Singapore's Politics and Governance
  • The Power of Geography
  • Culture Map
  • Prisoners of Geography
  • Capitalism and the Death Drive

Week end 13th August

  • Cogs and Monsters
  • The Growth Delusion
  • Creating a Learning Society
  • How to end Rentier Capitalism

Week end 6th August

  • Beyond Self-Interest, Pelc
    • Great book on disinterest and leisure for the knowledge worker but also justice instead of being blind slave wages - realistic too in appealing to economic returns for leisure
  • The Tyranny of Merit
    • A good explanation of populism and leads to breaking from blind worship of monetary status - prompted me to look for wellbeing+justice in political economy

Up to July 2022 since about 2020

  • The Pathless Path
    • I would give this to 17 year old me - to break out of default life goals
  • Best Practices For Equity Research
    • This is great, will come back to this frequently for reference
  • Why We Sleep
    • So good for breaking out of the no-sleep dogma
  • Turning Pro
    • Good reflections for honing a craft
  • The War of Art
  • The Boy Crisis
  • Digital Minimalism
  • Deep Work
  • Exiting Modernity
  • Easypeasy method
  • Four Thousand Weeks
    • Helps slow the heck down and accept your limitations. Some reference to living in the present.
  • The Great Delusion
    • Useful models on international relations from the great realist Mearsheimer
  • Psychology of Money
  • Has China Won?
  • Millionaire Fastlane
  • How To Not Die Alone
    • Useful to treat your approach to relationships seriously
  • Mindset
    • Best thing for kickstarting cycle of growth - young people need this
  • the life-changing magic of tidying up
    • Validated throwing away useless things
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck
    • Helpful to find courage to focus on things you care about
  • Pitch the Perfect Investment
    • Schema on presentation and pitching to people over dullness
  • Capital in the 21st Century
    • The great book on inequality and wealth
  • Atomic Habits
  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
  • Anything You Want
    • Primer on making sure you're chasing what you want
  • Show Your Work
    • Primer on getting out of your head
  • Shoe Dog
    • Fun piece on Nike
  • Being Mortal
    • Puts your goals in perspective - and lends empathy for how we treat the old
  • Checklist Manifesto
  • When Breath Becomes Air
    • Moving and sad
  • Why The West Rules For Now
    • A bit better than Guns Germs and Steel
  • Zero to One


  • Slough House Series (on Spook Street as of 1/2/23)
  • The Hands of The Emperor
  • Kiss & Tell
  • Boyfriend Material
  • Thrawn Ascendancy Series
  • Way of Kings, Words of Radiance, Oathbringer, Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive - waiting on sequel)
  • Mistborn Series
  • Skyward Series
  • A Memory Called Empire, A Desolation Called Peace
  • Empire of Silence, Howling Dark, Demon in White (Sun Eater Series - waiting on Kingdoms of Death, Ashes of Man)
  • Murderbot Diaries
  • Grace of Kings (Dandelion Dynasty)
  • Aftershocks, Ballistic, Citadel (Palladium Wars Series - waiting on sequel)
  • The Last Watch
  • Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City, How to Rule an Empire
  • The Lost Fleet Series
  • Dune
  • The Tyrant, The Monster Baru Cormorant
  • A Shadow in Summer
  • The Emperor's Blades
  • The Poppy War Series
  • Gideon and Harrow the Ninth
  • Foundryside, Shorefall (Founders Trilogy Series - waiting on Locklands)
  • City of Miracles
  • The Last Emperox
  • The Trouble With Peace
  • The Last Sun, The Hanged Man (Tarot Sequence - waiting on Hourglass Throne)
  • A lot of fanfiction on AO3