The books I read in 2022
Well, great, another pretty disappointing year of reading books, though my Pocket-cum-Reader consumption was as out of control as ever, so I definitely ingested at least a kajillion words.
There was no clear obsessive focus for me in 2022, except for maybe (quantum) physics stuff, for which my interest continues unabated. I can't remember the last time a subject consumed so much of my brain, and for so long. I suspect this will remain the case for the rest of my life because we're talking about the fundamental nature of reality—for an insatiably curious mind it's hard to beat that.
As always, you can find the totality of past years' book-reading efforts here.
- Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
- The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton by Jefferson Morley
- The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack
- Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies by Nik Bhatia
- Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government—Saving Privacy in the Digital Age by Steven Levy
- A Natural History of the Future: What the Laws of Biology Tell Us about the Destiny of the Human Species by Rob Dunn
- Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Serhii Plokhy
- Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it by Martin Ford
- The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll
- Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
- The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World by Sean Carroll
- Existential Physics: A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions by Sabine Hossenfelder
- The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time by Julian Barbour
- The Book of Humans: A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War, and the Evolution of Us by Adam Rutherford
- The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley
- The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly