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Reading List 2021 

Currently reading

  • Collateral & Financial Plumbing Manmohan Singh
  • In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way, Vol. 1 Marcel Proust
  • Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History Liam Vaughan
  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup John Carreyrou 
  • Doing Research in Political Science: An Introduction to Comparative Methods and Statistics  Paul Pennings
  • The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession Susan Orlean 


completed for annual 100 books

  1. Averno: Poems Louise Glücks.
    ★★☆☆☆ Unremarkable & pedestrian.
  2. Green Beret Survival Manual Mykel Hawke
    ★★★☆☆ Informative & useful.
  3. Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, & the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street Sheelah Kolhatkar
    ★★★★☆ Lively look into investing shenanigans.
  4. Darkness by Design: The Hidden Power in Global Capital Markets Walter Mattli
    ★★★★★ Phenomenal for evolution of market governance.
  5. The Sound Of Waves Yukio Mishima
    ★★★★☆ Understated tale by a master of storytelling.
  6. Fevers, Feuds, & Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History Paul Farmer 
    ★★★★☆  The real-world logistics of medicine but with deep irony. Amazing he was tricked into buying into Covid until you look at his connections. Hopefully, he’s reflected and learned.