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Patrick Collison’s Bookshelf

I sometimes post book recommendations on Twitter and people often respond asking if I have an overall list of books I think are worth reading. I don’t, and end up feeling a bit guilty about being so haphazard. So, maybe this will be interesting to some people: below is a fairly complete catalog of the physical books I own. I always enjoy reading others’ lists and browsing their bookshelves, so this intended to be a digital version of that. I’ve only read about half of the books here. (I guess I fall somewhere in the middle in the Umberto Eco theory of the library.)

I flagged a few books that I thought were particularly great in green and those that I thought were substantially above average in light blue. These designations are non-exhaustive, though—it’s kinda hard to recommend books in the abstract. And I’ve no doubt missed some.

Since the stacks and shelves lack any particular order, so too does this list.

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