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. A Fire Upon the Deep* by Vernor Vinge
  2. Planetside by Michael Mammay
  3. The Order of Time* by Carlo Rovelli
  4. Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
  5. Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World* by Rutger Bregman
  6. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  7. Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card
  8. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  9. I Hear She's a Real Bitch by Jen Agg
  10. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  11. Version Control by Dexter Palmer
  12. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
  13. Neuromancer* by William Gibson
  14. Dichronauts by Greg Egan
  15. Empire of Silence by Christopher Ruocchio
  16. Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction* by Judith Grisel
  17. Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
  18. Uncanny Valley by Greg Egan
  19. The Alien Element by M.G. Herron
  20. Wolf Moon by Ian McDonald
  21. Agency* by William Gibson
  22. The Warehouse by Rob Hart
  23. Culture Shock by M.G. Herron
  24. Overdose by M.G. Herron
  25. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  26. Borne* by Jeff VanderMeer
  27. The Strange Bird: A Borne Story by Jeff VanderMeer
  28. Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp
  29. Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
  30. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  31. Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer
  32. The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety by Alan W. Watts
  33. Network Effect by Martha Wells
  34. Sourdough by Robin Sloan
  35. The Peripheral by William Gibson
  36. Dark Age by Pierce Brown
  37. Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennet
  38. Exhalation by Ted Chiang
  39. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
  40. Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  41. Overdose: Heartbreak And Hope in Canada's Opiod Crisis by Benjamin Perrin
  42. Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer
  43. Animal Farm by George Orwel
  44. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
  45. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  46. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
  47. The Quantum Thief* by Hannu Rajaniemi
  48. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence* by Michael Pollan
  49. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  50. Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell
  51. The Fractal Prince by Hannu Rajaniemi
  52. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  53. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
  54. Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  55. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  56. Moon Rising by Ian McDonald
  57. The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power by Desmond Cole


  1. Dune* by Frank Herbert
  2. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  3. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. New Moon by Ian McDonald
  6. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  7. Armada by Ernest Cline
  8. Flowers for Algernon* by Daniel Keyes
  9. Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan
  10. Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
  11. The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan W. Watts
  12. Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey
  13. Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan
  14. Fall or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
  15. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
  16. Aftershocks by Marko Kloos
  17. Legionnaire by Jason Anspach
  18. Galactic Outlaws by Jason Anspach
  19. Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
  20. Kill Team by Jason Anspach
  21. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
  22. Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters by Ryan Singer
  23. The Institute by Stephen King
  24. Salvation* by Peter F. Hamilton
  25. Crisis by Frank Gardner
  26. Salvation Lost by Peter F. Hamilton
  27. Dark Matter* by Blake Crouch
  28. Recursion* by Blake Crouch
  29. Shift by Hugh Howey
  30. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor


  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