Worthwhile reads of 2014

Mostly for my own sake (but hopefully for someone else as well), here is a list of books that I read in 2014 that were worth both remembering and recommending.

  • Too Big To Fail — Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • The Idea Factory: Bell Labs & The Great Age of American Innovation — Jon Gertner
  • Hatching Twitter — Nick Bilton
  • Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd — Youngme Moon
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett & The Business of Life — Alice Schroeder
  • Consider the Lobster & Other Essays — David Foster Wallace
  • Flash Boys: A Wall St Revolt — Michael Lewis
  • Dogfight: How Apple & Google Went To War and Started a Revolution — Fred Vogelstein
  • Pulphead: Essays — John Jeremiah Sullivan
  • Lone Survivor — Marcus Luttrell
  • The Circle — Dave Eggers
  • Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon — Rob Delaney
  • The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Over Time — Steven Pinker
  • Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident,.. — Eric Schlosser
  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management — Roger Lowenstein