Stef Coetzee


“A good book gets better on the second reading. A great book on the third. Any book not worth rereading isn’t worth reading.”
— Nassim N. Taleb

Books I think are worth rereading, organized in reverse reading order, are listed below. English translations of Afrikaans titles are given in parentheses.

  • The Well-Grounded Rubyist (3rd Ed.), by David A. Black and Joseph Leo III
  • Authority: Become an Expert, Build a Following, and Gain Financial Independence, by Nathan Barry
  • Good Profit, by Charles Koch
  • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy, by Richard Rumelt
  • Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by Ryan Holiday
  • The Richest Man in Babylon, by George S. Clason
  • Manage Your Money Like A F*cking Grownup, by Sam Beckbessinger
  • Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance
  • En toe fire hulle my (tr. And then they fired me), by Jannie Mouton (with Carié Maas)
  • Anton Rupert: ’n Lewensverhaal (tr. Anton Rupert: A Biography), by Ebbe Dommisse
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger
  • Die Afrikaners (tr. The Afrikaners), by Hermann Giliomee
  • Afrikaner Afrikaan (tr. Afrikaner African), by Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert
  • ’n Tydreisigersgids vir Suid-Afrika in 2030 (tr. A Time Traveller’s Guide to South Africa in 2030), by Frans Cronjé
  • The Lessons of History, by Will and Ariel Durant
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson