Annual Lists: Books & Games

This is a running list of books, movies, and games from each year. This is not just to have an overview for review purposes, but to cultivate a more critical and active awareness of what I’m investing time in. The only criteria is that I completed all of the books, games, and movies listed here. I also have a list of movies and television shows watched, but that data is automatically recorded through Trakt.tv and not listed here.

Books in 2019

  • Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson
  • The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla
  • Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism by Maajid Nawaz Highlights
  • The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro Highlights
  • Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell Highlights
  • Barbarians: How The Baby Boomers, Immigration, and Islam Screwed my Generation by Lauren Southern Highlights
  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Summary
  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels by Alex Epstein Summary
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari Highlights
  • Plunder and Deceit by Mark Levin Highlights

Games in 2019

  • Castlevania by Konami
  • Hotline Miami by Dennaton Games
  • Forager by HopFrog
  • Mario Maker 2 by Nintendo
  • My Friend Pedro by DeadToast Entertainment
  • Cadence of Hyrule by Brace Yourself Games
  • Slay the Spire by Mega Crit Games
  • Downwell by Moppin
  • Gato Roboto by Doinksoft
  • Nuclear Throne by Vlambeer
  • Ape Out by Gabe Cuzzillo
  • Cuphead by Studio MDHR
  • Katana Zero by Askiisoft
  • Mother Russia Bleeds by Le Cartel Studio
  • Game Dev Story by Kairosoft
  • Superhot VR by Superhot Team Summary
  • 10000000 by EightyEight Games
  • Hoplite by Douglas Cowley
  • Pocket City by Codebrew Games
  • Star Wars: Battlefront VR by Dice
  • The Dope Game by CoaguCo Industries
  • Donut County by Ben Esposito
  • Resident Evil VII VR by Capcom Summary
  • Emily is Away Too by Kyle Seeley
  • VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh

Books in 2018

  • The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch by Jonathan Gottschall Summary
  • Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life by Ben Greenfield
  • The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett
  • The Human Zoo by Desmond Morris Summary
  • Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explains the World We Live in Now–Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything by David Sirota
  • The Bigot: or How I Learned to Love Donald Trump by Troy Parfitt Highlights
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell Summary
  • Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue by Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz Summary
  • Nothing to Envy to Barbara Demick: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Summary
  • Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner Summary
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  • You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney Summary

Games in 2018

  • Floor Kids by Merj Media
  • Celeste by Matt Makes Games
  • Retro City Rampage by Vblank Entertainment
  • Passpartout: The Starving Artist by Flamebait Games
  • Shovel Knight by Yacht Club Games Summary
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Master Mode) by Nintendo
  • Oxenfree by Night School Studio
  • NBA Playgrounds by Saber Interactive
  • Dead Cells by Motion Twin
  • Into the Breach by Subset Games
  • Emily is Away by Kyle Seeley

Books in 2017

  • Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
  • The Carry-On Traveller: The Ultimate Guide to Packing Light by Erin McNeaney
  • Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking by Shane Snow
  • Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford
  • Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink Highlights
  • Electing Trump: the 2016 Election by Newt Gingrich

Games in 2017

  • Limbo by Playdead
  • Stardew Valley by Eric Barone
  • Inside by Playdead
  • Pink Heaven by Studio Pixel
  • Why Am I Dead at Sea? by Peltast Software
  • What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow
  • Sleeping Dogs by United Front Games
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past by Nintendo
  • Hook by Maciej Targoni & Wojciech Wasiak
  • This War of Mine by 11 bit studios
  • Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics
  • Doom by id Software
  • 20XX by Batterystaple Games
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood by MachineGames
  • South Park: Stick of Truth by Obsidian Entertainment
  • Moon Hunters by Kitfox Games
  • Dead Pixels by CSR-Studios
  • Cave Story+ by Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya
  • Virginia by Variable State
  • Ink by ZackBellGames
  • Kero Blaster by Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya
  • That Dragon, Cancer by Numinous Games
  • Home by Benjamin Rivers
  • Spec Ops: the Line by Yager Development
  • Rez by United Game Artists
  • Nidhogg II by Messhof Games
  • High Hell by Terri Vellmann & Doseone
  • Emily Is Away by Kyle Seele
  • Mario Odyssey by Nintendo