Reading list

These are some of the books I’ve read and recommend. The links are affiliated, so if you want to support this website, buying any of the books from the links below will earn me a small comission.


  • The Inescapable Love of God by Thomas Talbott
    • Regardless of your beliefs, you may find it interesting if nothing else for the insightful history on how (and why) Christianity has been shaped and morphed into what it is today.


  • Masters of Doom by David Kushner
    • Fascinating read about John Romero and John Carmack, the history of their company (id Software), and the launch of two iconic gaming franchises: Doom and Quake.


  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
    • Chronicles before, during, and after the 1945 Hiroshima atomic bomb of six different survivors.
  • Ruby Ridge by Jess Walter
    • Tragic and unbelievable (true) story about the standoff between a small family and the federal government at Ruby Ridge (Idaho) in 1992, the trial, and its aftermath.


  • 1984 by George Orwell
    • Thought-provoking (and sometimes terrifying) dystopian future from the perspective of a regular person living it.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    • Very different kind of dystopia than Orwell’s 1984, about an animal revolution on a satirical farm.
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    • Yet another dystopian future, but one that’s very different from the world in George Orwell’s 1984 (but just as unsettling). Not as good as 1984 in my opinion, and can definitely get a bit… weird at times.
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    • A father and son’s post-apocalyptic journey. I read this after watching the movie, which turned out to be pretty much exactly like the book.
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
    • Gothic tale that isn’t exactly a thriller, but sometimes reads like one. I think the protagonist is some kind of psychopath.

Non-fiction (Misc)