I tell myself: “One day, I’ll indulge in some fiction books”, but never get around to it. Here’s what’s been keeping my mind occupied and putting me to sleep (a boring book, on Kindle Paperwhite, 15 minutes and it’s like Ambien every night without the mysterious vague memories).
I’ll write individual posts on what I’ve learned from these books. For now, I just wanted to list them all to make myself look smart (also somewhat desperately self-helpish). This was all money well spent, money given directly to Jeff Bezos. Yes, free libraries exist, but I love saving my Kindle highlights.
The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name
by Brian C. Muraresku, Graham Hancock (Foreword) – Currently reading, it’s making me crave some of that Dionysian-Jesus spiked wine.
The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art by David Lewis-Williams
You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It’s Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane – A fellow Shane, who is hilarious (a given), makes robots generate Buzzfeed headlines, gross recipes, etc. My book is similar to this one in the language generation techniques used.
The Code. the Evaluation. the Protocols: Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human
by Jocko Willink, Dave Berke, Sarah Armstrong
Giving the Devil his Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist
by Michael Shermer
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
by Cheryl Strayed – Good book, but a member of my book club wouldn’t shut up (Oprah Winfrey)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah – Only audiobook I’ve listened to this year, and it was AMAZING.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
by Eric Jorgenson, Jack Butcher (Illustrator), Tim Ferriss (Foreword)
Astronomy: from the beginning: A history of skywatching and early astronomers from cave paintings and stone circles to the Renaissance and the first telescopes
by Christopher Seddon – Great book for super thorough research.
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
Nolo’s Guide to Single-Member LLCs
by David M. Steingold – (I don’t even have a business, I read this crap for fun.)
Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility
by Foster Cline, Jim Fay
Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope
by Mark Manson – A good followup to the parenting one.
Acting with Power: Why We Are More Powerful Than We Believe
by Deborah Gruenfeld
Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
by Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Books about Books
Little known fact about me, I’m very conservative and don’t jump into anything until I read a dozen books on it. Here is what kicked me off on my mission this year to write my first book:
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