Recommended reading

000 Computer science, information, and general works

  • Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control - Stuart Russell
  • The Pragmatic Programmer - David Thomas, Andrew Hunt

100 Philosophy and phsychology

  • Indian Philosophy - Richard King
  • The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values - Brian Christian
  • The Black Books - Carl Jung
  • The Red Book - Carl Jung
  • The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious - Carl Jung
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Kaufmann (Translator)
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - David Epstein
  • Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters - Steven Pinker
  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - Jordan B. Peterson
  • Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life - Jordan B. Peterson

200 Religion

  • The Bhagavad Gita - Stephen Mitchell (Translator)
  • The Bhagavad Gita - Eknath Easwaran (Translator)
  • The Bhagavad Gita - Winthrop Sargeant (Translator)
  • Tao Te Ching - Stephen Mitchell (Translator)
  • The Shiva Purana - J. L. Shastri (Translator)
  • The Life of Milarepa - Tsangnyön Heruka, Lobsang P. Lhalungpa (Translator)
  • Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki
  • The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley

300 Social sciences

  • David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell
  • Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking - Saifedean Ammous

400 Language

  • The Language Instinct - Steven Pinker

500 Science

  • Mathematics for the Nonmathematician - Morris Kline
  • Music, Language, and the Brain - Aniruddh D. Patel
  • Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed - Dr. Jim Al-Khalili

600 Technology

  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - Matthew Walker PhD

700 Arts and recreation

  • The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization: The Art and Science of Tonal Gravity - George Russell
  • The Theory and Practice of Tone-Relations - Percy Goetschius
  • Analog Days - Trevor Pinch, Frank Trocco

800 Literature

  • The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Island - Aldous Huxley
  • After Many a Summer Dies the Swan - Aldous Huxley
  • Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Vol. 1
  • Spring and All - William Carlos Williams
  • Ahead of All Parting - Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Nine Horses - Billy Collins

900 History and geography

  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari