Sometime in the summer of 2015 I decided to start listing some of the books I was reading here. Here’s an ongoing list with approximate dates.

(I call it the exoteric collection…)

June 2018

Extreme Ownership
Leif Babin and Jocko Willink

كل الأشياء
بثينة العيسى

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Jaron Lanier

David Sedaris (audiobook)

May 2018

Twelve Rules for Life : An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan Peterson (audiobook, listened twice in a row.)

April 2018


March 2018

الحفيدة الأمريكية
إنعام كجه جي

Code Ezra
Gay Courter

February 2018

مديح لنساء العائلة
محمود شقير

January 2018

في قلبي انثى عبرية
د. خولة حمدي

ساعة بغداد
شهد الراوي

December 2017

خرائط التيه
بثينة العيسى

الفيل الازرق
احمد مراد

November 2017

كبرت و نسيت ان انسى
بثينة العيسى

October 2017

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
David Miller

Lawrence in Arabia
Scott Anderson

September 2017

Ray Dalio

Walter Isaacson

Arabic For Nerds
Gerald Drißner

K9 Behavior Basics
Resi Gerritson

The Art of Raising A Puppy
The Monks of New Skete

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Edward Abbey

August 2017

اسمي الحركي فراشة
احلام بشارات

Ward Smith

How To Be Your Dog’s Best Friend
The Monks of New Skete

Beyond The Wall
Edward Abbey

Desert Solitaire
Edward Abbey

July 2017

1967: Self Criticism After The Defeat
Sadiq al-Azm

The Effective Executive
Peter Drucker

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
John Gray

Children are from Heaven
John Gray

June 2017

Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Joan Didion

Kallimnee ‘Arabi
Samia Louis

The Book
Alan Watts

May 2017

South and West
Joan Didion

A Thomas Merton Reader
Thomas Merton; ed Thomas P. McDonnell

April 2017

Adam’s Return
Richard Rohr

تزوّج سعودية
بدرية البشر

The White Album
Joan Didion

Where I Was From
Joan Didion

The Tell
Matthew Hertenstein

March 2017

Warped Passages
Lisa Randall

Advanced Media Arabic
El Mustapha Lahlali

February 2017

Teaching and Learning Arabic as a Foreign Language
Karin C. Ryding

Jonathan Franzen

January 2017

A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking

حوار مع صديقي الملحد
مصطفى محمود

December 2016

Conference Interpreting
Andrew Gillies

Note Taking for Consecutive Interpreting- A Short Course
Andrew Gillies

Tools of Titans
Tim Ferriss

Sealed Orders
Agnes Sanford

November 2016

الاسود يليق بكِ
احلام مستغانمي

September 2016

تعلم الانكليزية بالمفردات و الرسوم
جولي مراد

August 2016

الإنكليزية لمتكلمي العربية
كاميليا صادق

مباريات الجوع
سوزان كولنز

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James

July 2016

China Miéville

Yuval Noah Harari

Integral Spirituality
Ken Wilbur

The War of Art
Steven Pressfield

ابراهيم عباس

All Strangers Are Kin
Zora O’Neal

Smarter Faster Better
Charles Duhigg

June 2016

Edward Said

Doing Business In The Middle East
Donna Marsh

The Art Of Learning
Josh Waitzkin

The Will To Believe & Human Immortality
William James

الجنائن المعلقة
العدد الاول ، والجديبة الاولى باللغة العربية في مَين

المحرر: عقيل جلال

The Power of Awareness
Neville Goddard

May 2016

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo

كائن لا تُحتمل خفته

ميلان كونديرا

Feeling Good
David D. Burns

April 2016

The Art of Possibility
Rosamund Stone Zander + Benjamin Zander
one of the sweetest and best little books I’ve read in a while.

Radical Acceptance
Tara Brach

Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Of Grammatology
Jacques Derrida

What Is a “Relevant” Translation?
Jacques Derrida

إليزابيث جيلبرت

March 2016

Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences
Abraham H Maslow

The Power Of Habit
Charles Duhigg

All Marketers Are Liars
Seth Godin

A Manual For Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th Ed.
Kate L. Turabian

الف شمس ساطعة

خالد حسيني

February 2016

Simple Matters
Erin Boyle

سوانح فتاة
مَي زيادة

The Black Swan
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb I can’t believe this book has been sitting on my desk for a year and I haven’t read it till now. Super good.

January 2016

The Butterfly’s Burdan
by Mahmoud Darwish/ translated by Fady Joudah / English – العربية

How To Climb 5.12
by Eric J Hörst

by Cheryl Strayed

The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers
by Arno Ilgner


Hell’s Corner
by David Baldacci Yep, I’m gonna read a bunch of spy novels this season

tiny beautiful things
by Cheryl Strayed

All The Arabic You Never Learned The First Time Around
by James M Price

The Art of Seeing
by Aldous Huxley

Locked On
by Tom Clancy

Women Who Run With the Wolves
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

الأربعة الكبار

اغاثا كريستي

Der Wüstenplanet
by Frank Herbert

August 2015