Now Reading

This is a page of selected books (mainly) at various stages from radar-to-read in my (Venkat’s) pipeline. You can suggest books here (please explain your suggestions). I recommend Pierre Bayard, How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read as a meta-book to think about/organize/talk about your reading, along with Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit essay. Take seemingly clear words like “reading” and “finished” with a pinch of salt. I’d like to turn this into an easy-to-update plugin-generated page that can handle multiple readers, and also tweets recos randomly on the @ribbonfarm account, but I don’t have time to think through the project and get it done. If you’re interested and have the skills, I’ll support…

Recently Finished
Reading, Fast Track

New Generalist Papers Saved

Reading, Slow Track

 Bought and Waiting

Aspirational Purchases

On Radar
All-Time Top Recommendations

(frequently-cited books, in no particular order…)


(I only post/cite video content when the ideas are not available in book form)

Honorable Mentions

Abandoned List

(wiser people than me may decide these are worth finishing)