Reading

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 to signal the ones I would highly recommend.

Currently reading:

  • Beyond good and evil – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Upcoming:

  • A Promised Land – Barack Obama

Put on hold:

  • Enders Game
  • Silence on the wire – Michal Zalewski
  • Göedel, Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid

Read in 2021

  • Shackleton’s Last Voyage – A. H. Mackling & Frank Wild
  • The Border – Don Winslow
  • Ghost Rider – Neil Peart
  • These are the days that must happen to you – Dan Walsh
  • The Call of the Wild – Jack London
  • The Rational Optimist – Matt Ridley
  • South! – Ernest Shackleton
  • On Liberty – John Stuart Mill
  • The art of money getting – P. T. Barnum
  • The Almanack of Naval Ravikant – Eric Jorgensen
  • Political Order and Politic Decay – Francis Fukuyama
  • The Outsider – Albert Camus
  • Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Fear and Trembling – Søren Kirkegård

Read in 2020

  • On The Good Life – Cicero
  • The Origins of Political Power – Francis Fukuyama
  • Let my people go surfing – Yvon Chouinard
  • Jupiter’s Travels – Ted Simon
  • Andrew Carnegie – David Nasaw
  • The Rum Diary – Hunter S. Thompson
  • Hell’s Angels – Hunter S. Thompson
  • 1312 – James Montague
  • Remains of the day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • On Doing Nothing – Roman Muradov
  • Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Smell of Kerosene: A Test Pilot’s Odyssey – Donal L. Mallick
  • 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)