For a long time I was unable to finish reading books. Worse, my reading sessions get interrupted easily with intrusive thoughts, or plain boredom. In addition, most of the books I seek out end up being non-fictional ones.

Leaving my busy life in Shanghai behind, and engaging in academic studies have done wonders for both my attention span and my love for fictions.

This pages collects books I’ve read, am reading, and intend to read. It is not a page of books I endorse.

* asterisks next to the book name indicate repeated reading.


  • Lulu Miller, Why Fish Don’t Exist
  • Stanislaw Lem, Solaris
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Dan Simmons, Hyperion
  • Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic


  • Peter Norvig and Stuart J. Russell, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach
  • Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince


  • Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
  • Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad
  • Timothy Gowers, Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction


  • Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love
  • Adam Savage, Every Tool’s a Hammer
  • Isaac Asimov, Foundation
  • Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity
  • Karl Olsberg, VIRTUA
  • Yoko Sano, The Cat That Lived a Million Times*
  • qntm, There Is No Antimemetics Division*
  • qntm, Valuable Humans in Transit and Other Stories


  • David Deutsch, The Beginning of Infinity*


  • Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  • George Orwell, 1984
  • Cory Doctorow, Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free
  • Samin Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

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