Below I have listed some books I find interesting, but keep in mind that recommending books is difficult: you need the right book for the right person at the right time.

2021

  • Exhalation - Ted Chiang
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein - Ray Monk
  • Permutation City - Greg Egan
  • Memoirs of a Superfluous Man - Albert Jay Nock
  • The Machiavellians - James Burnham
  • In Defense of Sanity - G. K. Chesterton
  • Technological Slavery - Ted Kaczynski
  • Equality by Default - Philippe Bénéton
  • The Hockey Stick Illusion - Andrew Montford
  • The Power of the Powerless - Václav Havel
  • The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect - Roger Williams
  • A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe - Fernando Pessoa

2020

  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Our Mathematical Universe - Max Tegmark
  • The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
  • Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  • Good and Real - Gary L. Drescher
  • Quantum Computing Since Democritus - Scott Aaronson
  • Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Parerga and Paralipomena - Arthur Shopenhauer
  • Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang
  • The Last Days of Socrates - Plato
  • Essential Bukowski: Poetry - Charles Bukowski
  • Summerhill School - A. S. Neill
  • The Open Society and Its Enemies - Karl Popper
  • The Constitution of Liberty - Friedrich A. Hayek

2019

  • Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Awareness - Anthony De Mello
  • The Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Discourses and Selected Writings - Epictetus
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach - Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • Letters from a Stoic - Seneca
  • Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
  • Siddartha - Hermann Hesse
  • Skin in the Game - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Bed of Procrustes - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Beginning of Infinity - David Deutsch
  • The Bitcoin Standard - Saifedean Ammous
  • The Fabric of Reality - David Deutsch
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari