Reading List

Reading List

The Moderation-ist tries to read 26 books a year since 2017. She reads a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: management, finance, fiction, philosophy, history, art and economics.

Currently Reading:

  • Robert Kuok: A Memoir, by Robert Kuok


  1. Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson
  2. Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins
  3. Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover


  1. Only the Paranoid Survive, by Andrew Grove
  2. Sum, Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by David Eagleman
  3. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Max Tegmark
  4. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger, by Peter Bevelin
  5. The Code Book, by Simon Singh
  6. On the Shortness of Life, by Seneca
  7. Thank You, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse
  8. Psychology of Intelligence Analysis, by Richard Heuer
  9. The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferris
  10. Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street, by William Poundstone
  11. The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, by Neil Strauss
  12. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis
  13. Principles, by Ray Dalio
  14. Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond
  15. Bright Lights, Big City, by Jay McInerney
  16. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric
  17. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, by Fumio Sasaki
  18. The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire, by David Deida
  19. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Hector Garcia
  20. King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, by David Carey
  21. Billion Dollar Whale, by Tom Wright
  22. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
  23. Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, by Beth Terry
  24. Mastering Private Equity: Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments and Buyouts, by Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl, Bowen White
  25. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste, by Bea Johnson
  26. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami
  27. Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-sabi & more, by Erin Niimi Longhurst
  28. From Third World to First, by Lee Kuan Yew
  29. Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are, by John Kaag
  30. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
  31. The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future, by Ryder Carroll
  32. The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas Stanley
  33. Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, by Lauren A. Rivera
  34. Lessons From Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, by Jennifer L. Scott
  35. What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees, by Tony Juniper
  36. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell


  1. Propaganda, by Edward Bernays
  2. Confessions, by Kanae Minato
  3. No Longer Human, by Osamu Dazai
  4. The Founder’s Mentality, by Chris Zook
  5. Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  6. Sophie’s World, by Jostein Gaarder
  7. A Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami
  8. Barbarians at the Gate, by Bryan Burrough
  9. If You Can: How Millennial can Get Rich Slowly, by William Bernstein
  10. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now, by Meg Jay
  11. Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America, by Bob Benmosche
  12. Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase, by Duff McDonald
  13. The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
  14. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder
  15. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  16. Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built, by Duncan Clark
  17. The Pyramid Principle: Logical Writing, Thinking and Problem Solving, by Barbara Minto
  18. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, by Jim Collins
  19. Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics, by Tim Marshall
  20. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin
  21. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, by Charles Munger
  22. McKinsey Mind, by Ethan Rasiel
  23. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert Cialdini
  24. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character, by Richard Feynman
  25. Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Powell
  26. Side Hustle: Build a Side Business and Earn Extra Cash, Without Quitting Your Day Job, by Chris Guillebeau
  27. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  28. The Lessons of History, by Will and Ariel Durant
  29. Sam Walton: Made In America, by Sam Walton
Updated 17/2/2019