Favorites

A non-comprehensive list of some of my favorite music, writing, movies, etc.
Books
Fiction
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  • Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
  • Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (Eliezer Yudkowsky)
  • Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami)
  • Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
Non-fiction
  • A Pattern Language (Christopher Alexander, Murray Silverstein, and Sara Ishikawa)
  • Difficult Conversations (Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone, and Sheila Heen)
  • From Zero to One (Peter Thiel)
  • Human Learning and Memory (David Lieberman)
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed (John Green)
  • The Art of Doing Science and Engineering (Richard Hamming)
  • When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
Other Writing
Writing that I've found impactful and would not consider to be a "book"
Music
Classical
My non-classical tastes are fairly vanilla, so I will not bother you with them :)
Movies
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Empire of the Sun (1987)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Kimi no Na wa (2016)
  • Pride and Prejudice (2005)
  • The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
  • Three Idiots (2009)
Shows
  • Attack on Titan (2013-)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
  • Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)
  • Death Note (2006-2007)
  • Death Parade (2015)
  • Looking for Alaska (2019)
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
  • Steins;Gate (2011)