M. Bilal

Country hopping Ph.D. Student

Reading List

Here are the books that I have read. Some of them I recommend for you to read as well if you are interested, others I don't ;)
A highly recommended book doesn't mean that I like everything about the book or even agree with all the things in it. But I am simply saying that the perspective is worth a listen. It's an incomplete list at the moment. The books are in a rough recommendation order. Not an exact ranking but I will add that soon enough.

Currently Listening to:

  1. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (By Dan Ariely)
  2. Machine Learning (By Hugh Howey)
    1. Finance and Economics

      1. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics (By Richard H. Thaler) Highly Recommended
      2. A Random Walk Down Wall Street, 12th Edition (By Burton G. Malkiel) Highly Recommended
      3. Rich Data Poor Dad: 20th Anniversary Edition (By Robert T. Kiyosaki) Highly Recommended
      4. Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory is Costing You Money and Why This Time Isn't Different (By Ken Fisher and Lara Hoffmans) Highly Recommended
      5. The Myth of Capitalism (By Jonathan Tepper) Highly Recommended
      6. Freakonomics (By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner)
      7. The Little Book That Still Beats the Market (By Joel Greenblatt)
      8. How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any (By Erik Wecks)


      1. Mistakes were Made (but not by me): Why we Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts (By Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson) Highly Recommended
      2. The Paradox of Choice (By Barry Schwartz) Highly Recommended
      3. Never Split the Difference (By Chriss Voss and Tahl Raz) Highly Recommended
      4. Leaders Eat Last (By Simon Sinek)
      5. The Infinite Game (By Simon Sinek)
      6. Quirkology (By Richard Wiseman)
      7. Surrounded by Idiots (By Thomas Erikson)

      Business and Marketting

      1. Oversubscribed (By Daniel Priestley)
      2. The Membership Economy (By Robbie Kellman Baxter)
      3. Chaos Monkeys (By Antonio Garcia Martinez)

      Technology and Science

      1. Prediction Machines (By Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb)
      2. Algorithms to Live By (By Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths)
      3. How to (By Randall Munroe)

      Other Non-fictions

      1. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman (by Richard Feynman) Highly Recommended
      2. Profit Over People (By Noam Chomsky)
      3. A More Beautiful Question (By Warren Berger)
      4. The Panama Papers (By Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer)
      5. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (by John Carreyrou)
      6. Ethics in the Real World (by Peter Singer)
      7. Born a crime (by Trevor Noah)
      8. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction (By Neil Gaiman)
      9. Deep Survival (by Laurence Gonzales)
      10. How They Rule the World: The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power (by Pedro Baños)
      11. Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World (by Scott McCormick)
      12. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner)
      13. Everything is Fucked: A Book About Hope (by Mark Manson)
      14. Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game (by Paul Midler)
      15. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (by Joshua Foer)
      16. The Demon Next Door (by Bryan Burrough)


      1. 1984 (by George Orwell) Highly Recommended
      2. The Handmaid’s Tale (by Margaret Atwood) Highly Recommended
      3. The Testaments (by Margaret Atwood) Highly Recommended
      4. Nation (by Terry Pratchett)
      5. Harry Potter Series (by J.K. Rowling)
      6. Lord of the Rings Series (by J.R.R Tolkien)
      7. Neverwhere (by Neil Gaiman)
      8. American Gods (by Neil Gaiman)
      9. The Dark Tower Series (by Stephen King)
      10. The Ocean at the End of the Lane (By Neil Gaiman)
      11. Metro Book Series (By Dmitry Glukhovsky)
      12. The Midnight Library (By Matt Haig)
      13. Thirteen Storeys (By Jonathan Sims)
      14. #1 in Customer Service (By Larry Correia)
      15. Paradox Bound (By Peter Clines)
      16. Norse Mythology (by Neil Gaiman)
      17. Good Omens (by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman)
      18. Lock In (by John Scalzi)
      19. IT (by Stephen King)
      20. Lovecraft Country (by Matt Ruff)
      21. The Last Colony (by John Scalzi)
      22. The Green Mile (by Stephen King)
      23. Dodger (by Terry Pratchett)
      24. The Long Earth series (by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter)
      25. The Mist (by Stephen King)
      26. Agent to the Stars (By John Scalzi)
      27. Revival (by Stephen King)
      28. Jurassic Park (by Michael Crichton)
      29. The Dispatcher (by John Scalzi)
      30. Will Save the Galaxy for Food (By Yahtzee Croshaw)
      31. More bedtime stories for Cynics
      32. The Hunger Games Series (by Suzanne Collins)
      33. The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek (by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal)
      34. Treasure Island (by Robert Louis Stevenson)
      35. The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent (by Larry Correia)
      36. Artemis (By Andy Weir)
      37. Terminal World (by Alastair Reynolds)
      38. Permafrost (by Alastair Reynolds)
      39. Sphere (by Michael Crichton)
      40. The Man in the High Castle (by Philip K. Dick)
      41. The Sisters (by Dervla McTiernan)
      42. Camp Red Moon (by R.L. Stine)
      43. The Andromeda Strain (by Michael Crichton)
      44. Texas Ranger (by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle) Not Recommended
      45. The President is Missing (by Bill Clinton and James Patterson) Not Recommended