- Life, the Universe, and Everything – ★★☆☆ – The third installment of the increasingly misnamed Hitchhiker’s Trilogy. Good, but not as good as the first two, and I assume requires a decent background in the sport cricket to really sink into.
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – ★★★☆ – An equally eclectic sequel to the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you liked the original, make sure to follow it up with this installment.
- Who Gets What And Why – ★★★★ – A detailed look at economic matching markets, filled with a wide breadth of real-life examples that the author, a nobel economist, has personally helped to design.
- Axiomatic – ★★★☆ – An engrossing collection of science fiction. Perfect in bite-sized sittings, but will leave you wanting for more.
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – ★★★★ – A charmingly neurotic and empathetic British mystery novel, with first-person narration by an autistic teenager.
- Capitalist Realism – ★★☆☆ – A short but annoyingly verbose philosophy book on the inescapable reality that is Capitalism, and how we need to make it work for society, instead of having it define society.
- Permutation City – ★★★★ – Complex novel about AI and computer simulations that explores the philosophy of personhood and consciousness in artificial worlds.
- Mother Night – ★★★☆ – Fictional history novel about a Nazi propagandist reflecting on his life in traditional Vonnegut style.
- The Design of Everyday Things – ★★☆☆ – Textbook-like coverage of design and the philosophy behind it. Made me much more aware of the shortcomings of doors and faucets around the world.
- Dungeon Hacks – ★★★☆ – A history of the roguelike video game genre and how the hacker community helped it evolve.
- The Little Prince – ★★★★ – A quick novella that explores adult life, relationships, and human nature, while deeply appealing to your inner child.
- The City & the City – ★★★☆ – A neo-noir murder mystery that explores the idea of systematically enforced ignorance of neighboring societies.
- The Alchemist – ★★☆☆ – A moralistic ‘finding yourself’ adventure that gets a little too preachy toward the end.
- Modern Romance – ★★★☆ – Compares courtship today to that of the past 100 years, with funny asides and relatable anecdotes.