Books I read

This is the list of books I read. Not sorted in any order. I will keep updating the list whenever I finish new books.

This is the list of books I completely finished. I didn’t include books I started and didn’t finish, nor books that I bought & never read.

You might disagree with my categories, that’s fine. The list also doesn’t include Arabic books. They are not many anyways so I won’t include them here.

Understanding humans (Psychology & Brain Science)

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
  • The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic
  • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves
  • Man’s search for meaning
  • An Illustrated book of bad arguments
  • Never Split the Difference

Understanding Humans II (Behavioral Economics)

  • Freakonomics
  • The Signal and the Noise
  • Adapt
  • How to Lie with Statistics


  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  • Rework
  • Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (I don’t like it).
  • Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • Lean In
  • Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East
  • Sexy Little Numbers: How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have
  • How Google Works
  • Chaos Monkeys

Thoughts on life & the world

  • The Art of War
  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
  • Choose Yourself!
  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  • What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • Outliers: The Story of Success
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference


  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
  • Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster
  • Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth
  • Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology


  • Steve Jobs


  • The Design of Everyday Things

Self Development


Social Media Marketing

  • Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Amazing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and More
  • Engagement from Scratch!: How Super-Community Builders Create a Loyal Audience and How You Can Do the Same!
  • Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
  • Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your Organization