Inspired by Patrick Collison, Dan Wang, Bret Victor amongst others.

The Master and Margherita — Mikhail Bulgakov
The Remains of the Day — Kazuo Ishiguro
The Return — Hisham Matar
Siddhartha — Hermann Hesse
In Praise of Shadows — Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Kaputt — Curzio Malaparte
Hard Rain Falling — Don Carpenter
The Baron in the Trees — Italo Calvino
Shipwrecks — Akira Yoshimura
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science — Eric R. Kandel
Chess Story — Stefan Zweig
A Velocity of Being: Letters to A Young Reader — Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick
From Eros to Gaia — Freeman Dyson
Let My People Go Surfing — Yvon Chouinard
Hackers & Painters — Paul Graham
The Siege of Krishnapur — J. G. Farrell
Margin of Safety — Seth Klarman
Syntax & Sage — Sep Kamvar
La vie devant soi — Romain Gary
A Month in Siena — Hisham Matar
Travels — Michael Crichton
Parkinson's Law or The Pursuit of Progress C. Northcote Parkinson



Cooking

On Food and Cooking — Harold McGee
WHAT DOES MEMORY TASTE LIKE? — Bo Bech