42 Books

The challenge for the next 1000 days is to read the following 42 books (in no particular order):

  1. The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
  2. Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  3. Atlas Shrugged by Aynd Rand
  4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  5. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  6. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  7. Little History of the World by Erich Gromblich
  8. The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
  9. Zero Degrees Empathy by Sacha Baron-Cohen
  10. Life on the Edge by Jim Al-Khalili
  11. Chaos by James Gleick
  12. The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
  13. Misbehaving by Richard Thaler
  14. Justice by Michael Sandel
  15. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  16. Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris
  17. Northern Fury by Brian Simmons
  18. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  19. The Universe in Your Hands by Christophe Galfard
  20. Trust Us, We’re Experts by Sheldon Rampton
  21. De Ontdekking van de Hemel by Harry Mulisch
  22. Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss
  23. Swallow This by Joanna Blythman
  24. Mind over Money by Claudia Hammond
  25. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
  26. In Praise of Idleness by Betrand Russel
  27. The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq
  28. Authority and the Individual by Betrand Russel
  29. The Conquest of Happiness by Betrand Russel
  30. On Suicice by David Hume
  31. Where I Live, and What I Lived For by Henry David Thoreau
  32. Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
  33. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  34. On the Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt
  35. On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  36. On Natural Selection by Charles Darwin
  37. Why I Write by George Orwell
  38. On the Suffering of the World by Arthur Schopenhauer
  39. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  40. The Horrors and Absurdities of Religion by Arthur Schopenhauer
  41. An Answer to the Question: “What is Enlightenment?” by Immanuel Kant
  42. An Appeal to the Toiling, Oppressed and Exhausted Peoples of Europe by Leon Trotsky

These are either books that I want to read because of their cultural/historical relevance or for personal growth, interest or entertainment. Should aim to do one every 3 weeks or so.