Books I Read in 2015

Martin’s post has inspired me to share the books I read in 2015, though I have not made the time to produce useless charts like he did. 🙂 I must say that, after staying healthy, the biggest benefit of running is all the audio books I manage to read. Some things on my list are only in print (no audio), but they were super important to me to read.

51uG7NLD-aL._SX336_BO1204203200_A few thoughts that occured to me as I made the list: I reread several books in preparation for reading new books that were released in a series this year. It will be no surprise to people who know me to see that Brandon Sanderson has his own category. I’m definitely tilting toward economics, and continue to be deeply interested in how to frame / describe / talk about “open” in the context of the discipline of economics.


  • Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice
  • Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources
  • The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
  • Debt: The First 5000 Years
  • The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique
  • Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics
  • The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It
  • To Save Everything Click Here
  • Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness
  • In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
  • Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics
  • The Information (reread)
  • The Lean Startup (reread)

Brandon Sanderson

  • Mistborn: The Final Empire (reread)
  • The Well of Ascension (reread)
  • The Hero of Ages (reread)
  • The Alloy of Law (reread)
  • Shadows of Self
  • Steelheart (reread)
  • Firefight
  • Sixth of the Dusk
  • Perfect State
  • Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell

Other Fiction

  • The Lost Gate (reread)
  • The Gate Thief (reread)
  • Gatefather
  • Seveneves