Over the last couple of years I’ve put a conscious effort into reading more. I’ve always enjoyed reading as a hobby, but the more my career progressed and the more time I spent in front of a computer, the less time I spent reading. Initially, one of my goals and motivations, was to read more non-fiction and learn by digging deeper into topics. It’s pretty clear from skimming this list that I've found sticking to non-fiction to be a challenge and tend to read sci-fi more than anything else.

I’ve added an * to my favourites, which I especially enjoyed and I would highly recommend.


  1. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  2. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  3. Dune by Frank Herbert
  4. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
  5. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson


  1. Altered Carbon* by Richard K. Morgan
  2. Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
  3. Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan
  4. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey
  5. Crux by Ramez Naam
  6. Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey
  7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  8. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  9. Mastery by Robert Greene
  10. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  11. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  12. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
  13. Intercom on Product Management
  14. Intercom on Jobs-to-be-Done
  15. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind* by Yuval Noah Harari
  16. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  17. The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
  18. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
  19. All Systems Red* by Martha Wells
  20. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
  21. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  22. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
  23. When Coffee and Kale Compete: Become great at making products people will buy by Alan Klement
  24. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  25. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
  26. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
  27. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
  28. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
  29. Apex by Ramex Naam
  30. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  31. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  32. Death's End by Cixin Liu
  33. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
  34. Vicious by V.E. Schwab


  1. Slade House by David Mitchell
  2. Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte
  3. number9dream by David Mitchell
  4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  5. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Kim Gene
  6. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don't by James C. Collins
  7. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
  8. Axiomatic* by Greg Egan
  9. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
  10. Annihilation* by Jeff VanderMeer
  11. Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
  12. Luminous by Greg Egan
  13. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
  14. Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
  15. The Humans by Matt Haig
  16. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick
  17. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  18. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  19. Nexus by Ramez Naam
  20. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  21. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  22. Artemis by Andy Weir
  23. Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks


  1. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  2. Aurora* by Kim Stanley Robinson
  3. Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman
  4. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  5. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values* by Robert M. Pirsig
  6. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
  7. The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
  8. The Three-Body Problem* by Cixin Liu
  9. Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
  10. Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
  11. Seveneves* by Neal Stephenson
  12. Wool Omnibus* by Hugh Howey
  13. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
  14. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
  15. Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint by Ivan Orkin
  16. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  17. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  18. The Son by Jo Nesbø
  19. Red Rising* by Pierce Brown