A collection of books I own or want to own, a glimpse on what I am thinking about sometimes.

This is a collection of book reviews, as well as wishlist for books I want to have.

I have been an avid reader for most of my life. Still, I only recently rediscovered physical books, after mostly reading digitally on my Kindle, laptop and remarkable.


About This Page

This is a work in progress. Thus, you may find dead links sometimes. This happens when I reference a book I have read without having published the review yet. These links will become valid sometime later when the review is published, or scheduled for release. So yes, you might find posts linked that are not visible on the front page yet.

Existing Book Reviews

This list is most likely up-to-date. You can find, however, and also sorted according to additional categories (e.g. leadership, startup or financial) on the tags page.

I can recommend some books more than others, but since your situation and taste probably differs, I have included whom I would recommend the book in each review.

Reviews in Progress

A list of Book reviews currently in progress – in various states. You’ll see them published eventually.

  • Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod
  • Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
  • Talk Like TED - Carmine Gallo
  • Liftoff - Eric Berger
  • Factfulness - Hans Rosling
  • The One Thing - Gary Keller
  • A Thousand Brains - Jeff Hawkins
  • Du Bist Genug - Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
  • A Map that Reflects the Territory: Essays by the LessWrong Community
  • The Big Five For Life - John Strelecky
  • Turn the Ship Around! - David Marquet
  • Superforecasting - Philip Tetlock

Currently Reading

This list does not include stuff I read on the internet (a lot) or scientific articles.

  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do - Amy Morin
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Owners Manual for the Brain

On my Bookshelf

A list of books currently sitting on my bookshelf. Some bought, some gifted. I will read them eventually. What I read next depends on what I’m currently researching or interested in, and is thus subject to arbitrary fluctuation.

  • leading without authority - Keith Ferrazzi
  • Why Nations Fail - Daron Acemoglu
  • How to Read a Financial Report - John Tracy
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
  • Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahnemann
  • Atomic Habits - James Clear
  • Superintelligence - Nick Bostrom
  • To Sell is Human - Daniel Pink
  • Making Evil - Julia Shaw
  • Start with Why - Simon Sinek
  • crucial conversations - Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
  • Never Eat Alone - Keith Ferrazzi
  • Beyond Order - Jordan Peterson
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Marshall Goldsmith
  • Brave new World - Huxley
  • One Up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster - Bill Gates
  • the art of the good life - Rolf Dobelli
  • The Brothers Karamazov - Dosteovsky
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin

Wishlist

List of books I wish to get in the future, and would probably buy when I see them somewhere. Any one of these would make a great gift to me. I highlighted some I currently find particularly interesting.

  • Good to Great - James C. Collins
  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
  • Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants - John D. Clark
  • The Hard Thing about Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution - C. McChesney, S. Covey, J. Huling
  • The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden
  • How to Lie with Statistics - Darrell Huff
  • What We Owe The Future - William McAskill
  • SPIN Selling - Neil Rackham
  • The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene
  • Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street - John Brooks
  • The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
  • Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down - J. E. Gordon
  • Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
  • The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics (I already have one …)
  • Blitzscaling - Reid Hoffman
  • Getting It Done - Roger Fisher
  • Einstein - Walter Isaacson
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
  • A World-Class Education - Vivien Stewart
  • The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness - Andy Puddicombe
  • SuperFreakonomics - Steven D. Levitt
  • Principles: Life and Work - Ray Dalio
  • Measure What Matters - John Doerr
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - David J. Epstein
  • Why We’re Polarized - Ezra Klein
  • Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
  • Status Anxiety - Alain de Botton
  • The Strategy Paradox: Why Committing to Success Leads to Failure (And What to do About It) - Michael E. Raynor

Novel / Fiction

  • Asimov’ Foundation Series (I already have ‘Ende der Ewigkeit’)
  • Dosteovsky: Demons, Crime and Punishment (I already have ‘The Brothers Karamazov’)
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
  • Basically anything by Greg Egan (I already have ‘Diaspora’ and ‘Luminous’)
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edit: last updated on 2022-09-16