Below is a catalog of the physical, digital, and audio books I own. I always enjoy reading others' lists and browsing their bookshelves, so this intended to be a digital version of that.

Some of these books have given me a priceless education: A good book gets better on the second reading, a great book on the third. Any book not worth rereading isn’t worth reading but I still include them.

"What is your alma mater?"


Epics, Mythologies, and Legends

  • The Odyssey (Homer, Fagles translation)
  • The Iliad (Homer, Fagles translation)
  • The Odyssey (Homer, Wilson translation)
  • Musashi (Eiji Yoshikawa)
  • The Aeneid (Virgil)
  • The Nature of Things (Lucretius)
  • The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides (Lefkowitz and Romm translations)
  • Gates of Fire (Steven Pressfield)
  • Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman)
  • The Indians’ Book (Natalie Curtis)

Biographies and Autobiographies


Mathematics and Science

  • The Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
  • Who We Are And How We Got Here (David Reich)
  • Calculus Made Easy (Silvana Thompson)
  • Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves (George Church)
  • The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World (David Deutsch)
  • Simple Sabotage Field Manual (Office of Strategic Services)





Everything Else