Besides the usual technical-related books, I’ve tried to read at least 2 books each months. In restrospect, I couldn’t archive it. Anyway, will try my best next year.

These are the books I’ve read this year(in no specific order) along with some of my comment.


Story about a computer program(AI) which manipulate and create an evolution against cooperations. The computer-related fact is quite accurate. I will read the second book next year.

Ready player one

Classic book of the genre. In a future where human immerse in a large MMORPG to escape reality. Also about a computer program which manipulate players to find its secret.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

I really like this book, the atmosphere about a dystopian is intricate, although it’s quite short.

The Three-Body Problem

The book’s premise is fascinating, about extraterestial intelligent, but I don’t like the narration, feel like there is no coherent between the storyline. I heard that the second book get better, may give it a try next year.

Essays after eighty

A small book about memoir of an eighty-year-old author.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Oryx and Crake

Another book about dystopian future where human is almost washed and some kind of gene-altered human-like species.

Why We Sleep

Explain in detail about the reason of our sleep, what happen if we don’t sleep enough. There is another book, “The sleep solution”, which go in detail about how to sleep. I will read this one next year.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci. I rarely read biography but the man’s life is so extraordinary and mysterious(to me actually). The book also got me interested in The Renaissance, will find other books about this topic next year.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Classic book, well writteen, I very much love the monologue of Atticus at the trial.

The Sympathizer

Story about an immigrant from South of Vietnam to America at April 30th of 1975.

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Bad blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

The last book I read of 2018. There are lots of reviews and praise about this book around.