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The Overspent American

Why We Want What We Don’t Need

  • Juliet B. Schor
253

Completed in 2017 26 books · 9,092 pages

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

  • Jane Jacobs
458

The Long Haul

A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road

  • Finn Murphy
241

No Labels

A Shared Vision for a Stronger America

  • No Labels Foundation
  • Jon Huntsman
104

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

The Amazing Story of How America Lost Its Mind Over a Plush Toy—and the Eccentric Genius Behind It

  • Zac Bissonnette
272

Alexander Hamilton

  • Ron Chernow
827

Fraud

An American History from Barnum to Madoff

  • Edward J. Balleisen
496

Money for Nothing

One Man’s Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions

  • Edward Ugel
260

Kill All Normies

Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right

  • Angela Nagle
137

Conscience of a Conservative

A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle

  • Jeff Flake
162

Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • Daniel Kahneman
528

Ready Player One

  • Ernest Cline
386

Chaos Monkeys

Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

  • Antonio Garcia Martinez
533

The Angry Chef

Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating

  • Anthony Warner
336

The Wealth of Humans

Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century

  • Ryan Avent
288

The Complacent Class

The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream

  • Tyler Cowen
254

The New Church Ladies

The Extremely Uptight World of “Social Justice”

  • Jim Goad
224

The Manchurian Candidate

  • Richard Condon
323

The Death of Expertise

The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

  • Thomas M. Nichols
272

Shattered

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

  • Jonathan Allen
  • Amie Parnes
480

Seeing Like a State

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

  • James C. Scott
468

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

  • Carol Tavris
  • Elliot Aronson
402

Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City

  • Matthew Desmond
450

Success and Luck

Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy

  • Robert H. Frank
200

The Unpersuadables

Adventures with the Enemies of Science

  • Will Storr
346

The Undoing Project

A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

  • Michael Lewis
369

Fumbling the Future

How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer

  • Douglas K. Smith
  • Robert C. Alexander
276

Completed in 2016 19 books · 6,309 pages

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Listen, Liberal

Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

  • Thomas Frank
354

Player Piano

  • Kurt Vonnegut
354

The Big Sort

Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart

  • Bill Bishop
396

Rise of the Robots

Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

  • Martin Ford
354

Creating Cities

  • Marcus Westbury
194

Hillbilly Elegy

A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

  • J. D. Vance
273

White Trash

The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

  • Nancy Isenberg
476

Retirement on the Rocks

Why Americans Can’t Get Ahead and How New Savings Policies Can Help

  • Christian E. Weller
223

The True Believer

Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

  • Eric Hoffer
196

The Righteous Mind

Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

  • Jonathan Haidt
530

Digital Gold

Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

  • Nathaniel Popper
421

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

  • Edward R. Tufte
200

Flow

The Psychology of Optimal Experience

  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
322

Disrupted

My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

  • Dan Lyons
273

Bait and Switch

The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
272

Misbehaving

The Making of Behavioral Economics

  • Richard H. Thaler
432

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

The Indignities of Coach Class, The Torments of Low Thread Count, The Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems

  • David Rakoff
240

Nickel and Dimed

On (Not) Getting By in America

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
255

Antifragile

Things That Gain from Disorder

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb
544

Completed in 2015 18 books · 5,878 pages

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The Geography of Nowhere

The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-made Landscape

  • James Howard Kunstler
303

First, Break All the Rules

What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

  • Marcus Buckingham
  • Curt Coffman
368

Walkable City

How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

  • Jeff Speck
321

Mostly Harmless

  • Douglas Adams
284

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

  • Douglas Adams
225

Life, the Universe and Everything

  • Douglas Adams
242

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • Douglas Adams
255

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • Douglas Adams
204

Stuffocation

Why We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever

  • James Wallman
320

The Martian

  • Andy Weir
385

The Black Swan

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb
444

Straight to Hell

True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals

  • John LeFevre
336

War Dogs

Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

  • Rebecca Frankel
276

Generation on a Tightrope

A Portrait of Today’s College Student

  • Arthur Levine
  • Diane R. Dean
256

Cyber War

The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

  • Richard A. Clarke
  • Robert Knake
312

The Peter Principle

Why Things Always Go Wrong

  • Laurence J. Peter
  • Raymond Hull
195

State of Fear

  • Michael Crichton
816

Never Saw It Coming

Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

  • Karen A. Cerulo
336

Completed in 2014 14 books · 5,549 pages

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Hollowing Out the Middle

The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America

  • Patrick J. Carr
  • Maria J. Kefalas
257

The Bedwetter

Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

  • Sarah Silverman
259

Turn the Ship Around!

A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

  • L. David Marquet
274

Don Quixote

  • Miguel de Cervantes
614

My Loser Phase

Tales of Video Game Retail 1992-1997

  • Hugues Johnson
75

Console Wars

Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

  • Blake J. Harris
587

Crabgrass Frontier

The Suburbanization of the United States

  • Kenneth T. Jackson
396

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Thomas Piketty
696

Fight Club

  • Chuck Palahniuk
221

The Big Roads

The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways

  • Earl Swift
401

Scarcity

Why Having Too Little Means So Much

  • Sendhil Mullainathan
  • Eldar Shafir
302

Duty

Memoirs of a Secretary at War

  • Robert M. Gates
642

The Box

How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

  • Marc Levinson
393

The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

  • Erik Larson
432

Completed in 2013 16 books · 5,298 pages

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Detroit

An American Autopsy

  • Charlie LeDuff
304

The Hobbit

  • J. R. R. Tolkien
306

Average is Over

Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

  • Tyler Cowen
305

Predictably Irrational

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

  • Dan Ariely
382

The Defining Decade

Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now

  • Meg Jay
264

Anne of Green Gables

  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
284

A People’s History of the United States

  • Howard Zinn
768

The End of the Suburbs

Where the American Dream Is Moving

  • Leigh Gallagher
273

The Signal and the Noise

Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t

  • Nate Silver
556

Adulting

How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

  • Kelly Williams Brown
267

Cockpit Confidential

Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

  • Patrick Smith
322

Never Eat Alone

And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

  • Keith Ferrazzi
  • Tahl Raz
309

Innumeracy

Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences

  • John Allen Paulos
209

Class Matters

  • The New York Times
288

Don’t Make Me Think

A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

  • Steve Krug
216

Fun Inc.

Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century

  • Tom Chatfield
245

Completed in 2012 10 books · 4,186 pages

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The Working Poor

Invisible in America

  • David K. Shipler
354

The Clash of the Cultures

Investment vs. Speculation

  • John C. Bogle
384

The Diamond Age

Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer

  • Neal Stephenson
512

Reality Is Broken

Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

  • Jane McGonigal
400

Traffic

Why We Drive the Way We Do

  • Tom Vanderbilt
418

Mockingjay

Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3

  • Suzanne Collins
404

Catching Fire

Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2

  • Suzanne Collins
403

How To Win Friends and Influence People

  • Dale Carnegie
285

Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

  • Susan Cain
370

Steve Jobs

  • Walter Isaacson
656

Completed in 2011 17 books · 7,539 pages

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Wicked

The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • Gregory Maguire
406

Boomerang

Travels in the New Third World

  • Michael Lewis
212

Physics of the Impossible

A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

  • Michio Kaku
352

Ghost in the Wires

My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

  • Kevin Mitnick
433

A Dance with Dragons

  • George R. R. Martin
1,045

The Mythical Man-Month

Essays on Software Engineering

  • Frederick P. Brooks
336

Cryptonomicon

  • Neal Stephenson
1,168

The Call of Cthulhu

  • H. P. Lovecraft
36

Atlas Shrugged

  • Ayn Rand
1,188

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

  • Michael Lewis
287

Candide

  • Voltaire
130

Liar’s Poker

Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

  • Michael Lewis
313

The Myth of the Rational Market

A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street

  • Justin Fox
404

The Four Pillars of Investing

Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio

  • William J. Bernstein
331

Bright-sided

How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

  • Barbara Ehrenreich
252

The Millionaire Next Door

The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

  • Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.
  • William D. Danko, Ph.D.
273

Broke, USA

From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business

  • Gary Rivlin
373