Books

As a vivid reader I find it natural to share what I am currently reading, have been reading in the past and plan to read in the future. I’m always looking for interesting recommendations so please chime in if you have any ideas as to which books I should pick up in the future – otherwise I just risk having to read some of all the unread books I already have.

I have highlighted some of them with bold that I would really recommend.

Currently reading:

  • The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot’s Odyssey – Donal L. Mallick
  • Enders Game
  • Army Leadership and the Profession
  • Silence on the wire – Michal Zalewski

Upcoming:

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying – Marie Kondo

Put on hold:

  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications – Martin Kleppmann
  • The Practicing Stoic – Ward Farnsworth
  • The pragmatic programmer
  • Göedel, Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid

Read in 2020

  • Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • Vesten mod Vesten – Rune Lykkeberg

Read in 2019

  • What Do You Care What Other People Think? – Richard P. Feynman
  • Reinventing Dell – Heather Simmons (See my notes)
  • The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Leonardo Da Vinci – Walter Isaacson
  • What We Lose – Zinzi Clemmons
  • What I learned losing a million dollars – Jim Paul
  • The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen – Kari Hotakainen
  • The elephant in the brain – Simler & Hanson
  • Debt: The first 5000 years – David Graeber
  • The Republic of Plato – Allan Bloom

Read in 2018

  • How to live on twenty-four hours a day – Arnold Bennett (See my notes)
  • Never split the difference – Chris Voss
  • Èt Liv, Én tid, Èt menneske – Morten Albæk
  • Lee Kuan Yew – Allison and Blackwill
  • Principles – Ray Dalio
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  • High Output Management – Andrew S. Grove
  • The Wright Brothers – David McCullough
  • The First Tycoon – The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt – T.J. Stiles
  • Momo – Michael Ende
  • The Cartel – Don Winslow
  • Stumbling on happiness

Read in 2017:

  • Surely You Must Be Joking Mr. Feynman – Richard P. Feynman
  • Mindset – Carol Dweck
  • Essentialism
  • Wealth of Nations(not completed)
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  • The World Beyond Your Head
  • Flow
  • Deep Work
  • Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance(second time)