Five years worth of book recommendations


A list of some of the best books I’ve read or re-read over the last few years. I only include those that have had an impact on me I can remember — and that means filtering out most books. Hope you can get some inspiration from this list.


Player of Games (Banks)
Hydrogen Sonata (Banks)
Hyperion trilogy (Dan Simmons)
Excession (Banks)
Dune trilogy (Frank Herbert)
Foundation series (Isaac Asimov)


Awareness (de Mello)
The way to love (de Mello)
Awakening of intelligence (Krishnamurti)
The first and last Freedom (Krishnamurti)


Writing that works (Kenneth Roman), seriously read this short book.


Impro: Improvisation and Theatre (Keith Johnstone)
Black Swan (Taleb)
Homo Prospectus (Seligman)
Sapiens (Harari)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Rilke)
The Selfish Gene (Richard Dawkins)
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid (at least read the intro)



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