The 52 Books of 2016

One of my goals this year was to read a total of 52 books - one book every week. There were no restrictions on which books would qualify, as long as each book was something that I actually wanted to read, read carefully, and took notes on while reading. It was very challenging at the beginning of the year to find the time and to make it a habit, but eventually I got the hang of it, and now I'm hooked. I hope to read (at least) 52 books every year for the rest of my life!

Without further ado, here are the 52 books of 2016: 

1. Eichmann in Jerusalem, by Hannah Arendt
2. Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet
3. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
4. Letters to a Young Poet, by Ranier Maria Rilke
5. The Waste Land, by T.S. Eliot
6. The Book of Questions, by Pablo Neruda
7. The Mythical Man-Month, by Frederick Brooks
8. Realism in Mathematics, by Penelope Maddy
9. A Mathematician's Apology, by G.H. Hardy
10. 13 Days to Glory, by Lon Tinkle
11. The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
12. Managing Oneself, by Peter Drucker
13. Night, by Elie Wiesel
14. Equity and Mercy, by Martha Nussbaum
15. The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer
16. Social Studies, by Fran Lebowitz
17. Fabless, by Daniel Nenni and Paul McLellan
18. The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder
19. The Supermen, by Charles J. Murray
20. Intelligent Virtue, by Julia Annas
21. Fearless Symmetry, by Avner Ash and Robert Gross
22. Candide, by Voltaire
23. Soap, Science, and Flat-Screen TVs, by David Dunmur and Tim Sluckin
24. Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
25. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
26. Ants at Work, by Deborah Gordon
27. The Fall of Rome, by Bryan Ward-Perkins
28. The Panda's Thumb, by Stephen Jay Gould
29. Unskilled and Unaware of It, by Justin Kruger and David Dunning (pdf) 
30. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
31. Letters to a Young Scientist, by E.O. Wilson
32. The Meaning of Human Existence, by E.O. Wilson
33. The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
34. Seven Brief Lessons in Physics, by Carlo Rovelli
35. In the Shadow of Man, by Jane Goodall
36. An Urchin in the Storm, by Stephen Jay Gould
37. Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems, by Peter French
38. Brainstorms, by Daniel Dennett
39. On Writing, by Stephen King
40. Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle, translated by Richard Taylor
41. Code, by Charles Petzold
42. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
43. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
44. Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang
45. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
46. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
47. The Silver Chair, by C.S. Lewis
48. The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
49. The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket
50. The Reptile Room, by Lemony Snicket
51. The Wide Window, by Lemony Snicket
52. The Red Pony, by John Steinbeck