• The Reading List Always a Book or Two in Hand

Current Periodicals

  • The New York Times
  • The Economist
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Foreign Affairs

Currently Reading

  • The Salmon of Doubt, Adams
  • Infinite Jest, Wallace


  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, Acemoğlu & Robinson
  • Predictably Irrational, Ariely
  • The Upside of Irrationality, Ariely
  • Philantrocapitalism, Bishop
  • Fair Trade for All, Stiglitz
  • End This Depression Now, Krugman
  • The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, Krugman
  • Crisis Economics, Roubini
  • Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, Reich
  • The End of Wall Street, Lowenstein


  • The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, Andersen
  • Free: The Future of a Radical Price, Andersen
  • The Curse of the Mogul, Knee
  • The Chaos Scenario, Garfield
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, McLean
  • The Informant: A True Story, Eichenwald
  • Too Big to Fail, Sorkin
  • A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, McDonald
  • The Big Short, Lewis
  • House of Cards, Cohan

History & Political Science

  • The Lost City of Z, Grann
  • Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power, Brzeninski
  • Devil in the White City, Larson
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Succeed or Fail, Diamond
  • The Inconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin, Bronnell
  • Ecocide in the USSR, Feshbach
  • The Savage Wars of Peace, Boot
  • King Leopold's Ghost, Hochschild
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City, Chandrasekaren

Fiction (Classic and Modern)

  • The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerlad
  • The Sun Also Rises,, Hemingway
  • 1984, Orwell
  • The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne
  • Dracula, Stoker
  • The Lord of the Rings (series), Tolkien
  • Vanity Fair, Thackeray
  • Ready Player One, Cline
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette, Semple

Science Fiction

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (series), Clarke
  • Childhood's End, Clarke
  • Rendevous with Rama, Clarke
  • Brave New World, Huxley
  • Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury
  • The Hitchkicker's Guide to the Galaxy (series), Adams


  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Doyle
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, le Carré
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, le Carré
  • Call for the Dead, le Carré
  • A Coffin for Demitrios, Ambler
  • Into the Woods, French
  • The Likeness, French
  • Faithful Place, French