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36373639
currently-reading
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
David Quammen
AudiobookNonfiction1476776628
9781476776620
Simon Schuster
480201820182018/12/012018/12/01
biology, history, natural-history, science, evolution
01https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36373639
3
110331
currently-reading
The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
KindleNonfiction0451528816
9780451528810
Signet Classics688178717872018/11/142018/11/01
government, history, politics, philosophy, classics
01https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/110331
4
29767627read
Reality is Not What it Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity
Carlo RovelliAudiobookNonfiction0241257964
9780241257968
5Allen Lane256201620162018/12/12018/11/272018/11/27
physics, science, philosophy
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29767627
5
1901664readThe Story of MapsLloyd A. BrownPaperbackNonfiction0486238733
9780486238739
4
Dover Publications
397198019492018/11/272018/06/062018/01/27
geography, history, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1901664
6
2199readTeam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
AudiobookNonfiction0743270754
9780743270755
5
Simon Schuster
916200620052018/11/252018/09/192009/06/18
history, government, biography, politics
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2199
7
36556202read
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting up a Generation for Failure
Jonathan HaidtKindleNonfiction0735224897
9780735224896
5Penguin Press304201820182018/11/102018/11/012018/11/01
psychology, education, politics, parenting, sociology, philosophy
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36556202
8
38820046read21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari
AudiobookNonfiction0525512179
9780525512172
3
Spiegel and Grau
400201820182018/11/062018/10/262018/10/25
history, philosophy, science
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38820046
9
86312readThe Quest for Cosmic JusticeThomas SowellKindleNonfiction0684864630
9780684864631
5Free Press224200219992018/11/012018/10/232018/07/18
philosophy, politics, economics
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/86312
10
25014readThe Map That Changed the World
Simon Winchester
AudiobookNonfiction0060931809
9780060931803
3Harpperen352200220012018/10/262018/10/202013/08/27
geology, history
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25014
11
23677511readBasic EconomicsThomas SowellKindleNonfiction0465081452
9780465081455
5Basic Books704201420002018/10/012018/01/062017/09/27
business, economics
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23677511
12
36373616readEnergy: A Human HistoryRichard RhodesAudiobookNonfiction1501105353
9781501105357
4
Simon Schuster
480201820182018/09/182018/09/102018/09/10
engineering, history, science, technology
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36373616-energy
13
64582readChaos: Making a New ScienceJames GleickAudiobookNonfiction0140092501
9780140092509
5Penguin Books352198819872018/09/092018/09/032018/05/20
physics, science, weather, history, mathematics, biology
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64582
14
35226615read
Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy
Jonah GoldbergAudiobookNonfiction1101904933
9781101904930
4Crown Forum464201820182018/09/032018/08/262018/07/18
philisophy, politics, history
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35226615
15
8049273read
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian GreeneKindleNonfiction039333810X
9780393338102
5
W. W. Norton & Company
464201019992018/08/262018/07/282018/07/24
science, space, physics
I enjoyed the backgrounds in quantum mechanics and relativity more than the primary topic of the book: string theory. String theory is certainly fascinating as a potential "theory of everything", but it's hard to assemble a primer on the subject for those of us that aren't theoretical physicists. It gets wild and abstract pretty quick.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8049273
16
36442813readThe Order of TimeCarlo RovelliAudiobookNonfiction073521610X
9780735216105
5
Riverhead Books
240201820182018/08/232018/08/222018/08/22
science, physics, philosophy
A succinct and powerful rumination on the nature of time, gravitation, and quantum theory. Because it's not overly technical, more philosophical, it was great in audio form.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36442813
17
588138readThe Hero With a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell
AudiobookNonfiction0691017840
9780691017846
4
Princeton University Press
416197219492018/08/222018/08/082018/07/09
history, mythology, philisophy
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/588138
18
55030readCosmosCarl SaganAudiobookNonfiction0375508325
9780375508325
5Random House384200219802018/08/172018/08/102018/08/16
science, space, physics, history
An excellent popular science book. I would highly recommend to anyone as an introductory read on astronomy, physics, and the history of science. I'm amazed at how relevant even the advanced theoretical physics coverage is, for a book published nearly 40 years ago.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55030
19
13240015readA Conflict of VisionsThomas SowellKindleNonfiction0465081428
9780465081424
5Basic Books345200219862018/08/142018/08/082018/07/18
economics, philisophy
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13240015
20
35696171read
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven PinkerAudiobookNonfiction0525427570
9780525427575
5Viking576201820182018/08/012018/07/182018/07/09
sociology, science, philisophy, politics
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35696171
21
40604658readJurassic Park
Michael Crichton
KindleFiction
Jurassic Park
1030734813X
9780307348135
4
Ballantine Books
466201219902018/07/172018/07/052018/07/05
adventure, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40604658
22
34890015read
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans RoslingHardcoverNonfiction1473637465
9781473637467
4Sceptre352201820182018/06/282018/06/182018/06/05
sociology, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34890015
23
727297readCaldé of the Long SunGene WolfePaperbackFiction
The Book of the Long Sun
30812534204
9780812534207
3Tor Books384199519942018/06/182017/11/162017/11/16fantasy, sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/727297
24
22816087readSeveneves
Neal Stephenson
KindleFiction0062190377
9780062190376
4William Morrow880201520152018/06/022017/07/022015/08/02
alternate-history, apocalyptic, futurism, genetics, sci-fi, space
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22816087
25
34684622readLeonardo da VinciWalter IsaacsonAudiobookNonfiction1501139150
9781501139154
5
Simon Schuster
600201720172018/05/282018/05/182018/05/18
biography, history, renaissance, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34684622
26
25980294read
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal NewportKindleNonfiction1455586692
9781455586691
4
Grand Central Publishing
287201620162018/05/282018/05/182016/01/20
business, productivity
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25980294
27
21504315readAcceptance
Jeff VanderMeer
PaperbackFiction
Southern Reach
30374104115
9780374104115
5FSG Originals354201420142018/05/252018/04/302018/03/14sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21504315
28
186074readThe Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss
PaperbackFiction
The Kingkiller Chronicle
1075640407X
9780756404079
5
Penguin Group DAW
662200720072018/05/142017/09/032010/05/23fantasy20https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/186074
29
36064445read
Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
AudiobookNonfictionIncerto50241300657
9780241300657
4Allen Lane272201820182018/05/142018/05/122018/05/14
economics, history, psychology, sociology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36064445
30
4989687readWho: The A Method for HiringGeoff SmartHardcoverNonfiction0345504194
9780345504197
3
Ballantine Books
188200820082018/05/112018/05/092018/05/10
management, nonfiction, business
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4989687
31
37903770readNorse MythologyNeil GaimanAudiobookFiction0393356183
9780393356182
5
W. W. Norton & Company
304201820172018/05/102018/05/042018/05/04mythology10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37903770
32
20410190readAuthority
Jeff VanderMeer
PaperbackFiction
Southern Reach
20374104107
9780374104108
4FSG Originals353201420142018/04/302018/03/142018/03/14sci-fi, horror10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20410190
33
2615read
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business
Clayton M. Christensen
AudiobookNonfiction0060521996
9780060521998
4
Harper Paperbacks
286200319972018/04/132018/04/082015/03/18
business, economics, management, technology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2615
34
350readStranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
AudiobookFiction0441788386
9780441788385
2Ace528199119612018/04/022018/02/182010/04/12sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/350
35
20410192readAnnihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
PaperbackFiction
Southern Reach
10374104093
9780374104092
4FSG Originals210201420142018/03/142018/03/092017/10/11sci-fi, horror10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20410192
36
18245960readThe Three-Body ProblemLiu CixinKindleFiction
Remembrance of Earth's Past
10765377063
9780765377067
5Tor Books400201420072018/03/082018/02/122015/07/26
sci-fi, space, mystery
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18245960
37
32191710readAstrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
AudiobookNonfiction0393609391
9780393609394
4
W. W. Norton Company
222201720172018/02/172018/02/162018/02/17
physics, science, space
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32191710
38
34928122readArtemisAndy WeirAudiobookFiction0553448129
9780553448122
2Crown305201720172018/02/152018/02/122017/08/28
adventure, crime, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34928122
39
31670196read
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
Geoffrey WestAudiobookNonfiction1594205582
9781594205583
5Penguin Press481201720172018/02/152018/01/162017/12/29
biology, cities, science, sociology, technology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31670196
40
18752201readRobot VisionsIsaac AsimovKindleFiction0451450647
9780451450647
4
Byron Preiss Visual Publications
500201319902018/02/032014/02/172013/12/20sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18752201
41
20893512read
The Elements of Eloquence: Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase
Mark ForsythPaperbackNonfiction042527618X
9780425276181
5Berkley256201420132018/01/272017/11/302014/11/02
linguistics, humor, writing
Loved it, I think I only knew a few of the technical terms for all the various forms of rhetoric. This book is informative, interesting, and hilarious.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20893512
42
37908858readIntercom on MarketingDes TraynorKindleNonfiction
9780986139284
4Intercom140201820182018/01/252018/01/222018/01/22
business, marketing, management, product
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37908858
43
36691812readThe Stone SkyN.K. JemisinKindleFiction
The Broken Earth
30356508684
9780356508689
5
Hachette Book Group
464201720172018/01/152017/12/272017/12/27
alternate-history, apocalyptic, fantasy, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36691812
44
31138556readHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari
AudiobookNonfiction1910701882
9781910701881
5Harper450201720152018/01/122017/12/292017/12/29
history, science, sociology, technology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31138556
45
29952534read
Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution
Parag KhannaKindleNonfiction0812988558
9780812988550
4
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
496201620162017/12/242017/11/192017/11/19
cities, geography, urbanism, technology, sociology, economics
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29952534
46
49552readThe StrangerAlbert CamusAudiobookFiction934527922
9781517039011
4
Vintage International
123198919422017/12/042017/12/012017/09/30
classics, philosophy
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49552
47
28147302readThe Obelisk GateN.K. JemisinKindleFiction
The Broken Earth
20356508366
9780356508368
5Orbit448201620162017/11/162017/10/292017/10/29
alternate-history, apocalyptic, fiction, fantasy, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28147302
48
19161852readThe Fifth SeasonN.K. JemisinKindleFiction
The Broken Earth
10356508196
9780356508191
5Orbit468201520152017/10/292017/10/252017/10/25
apocalyptic, sci-fi, alternate-history, fantasy, favorites
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19161852
49
22568358read
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Francis Fukuyama
KindleNonfiction
Political Order
20374227357
9780374227357
5
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
672201420142017/10/222017/09/262016/02/17
government, history, politics, sociology
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22568358
50
682768readIdoruWilliam GibsonPaperbackFictionBridge20425158640
9780425158647
4Berkley383199719962017/10/222017/10/122013/06/15
cyberpunk, sci-fi
11https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/682768
51
1455440readLake of the Long SunGene WolfePaperbackFiction
The Book of the Long Sun
20812550684
9780812550689
5Tor Books352199519942017/10/112017/10/012017/10/01sci-fi, fantasy10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1455440
52
7082readDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Philip K. DickKindleFiction0345404475
9780345404473
4
Del Rey / Ballantine Books
244199619682017/10/042017/10/032010/10/04
apocalyptic, cyberpunk, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7082
53
26823518read
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Jocko WillinkKindleNonfiction1250067057
9781250067050
4
St. Martin's Press
317201520152017/09/302017/09/292017/09/11
management, business, military
The lessons here are great, with clear principles defined. Contextualizing these lessons was more effective with the war stories than the contrived business cases that are included. The book could've been done in <100 pages, though — too much rehashing in each chapter. The principles laid out are all common sense and didn't require a ton of rehashing, to me.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26823518
54
18747374readNightside the Long SunGene WolfePaperbackFiction
The Book of the Long Sun
10812516257
9780812516258
4Tor Books276199319932017/09/292017/09/202017/09/24fantasy, sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18747374
55
35148326read
Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams
Richard Banfield
KindleNonfiction1491960604
9781491960608
3O'Reilly Media256201720172017/09/232017/09/112017/09/11
business, product, technology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35148326
56
20603758readReady Player OneErnest ClineKindleFiction030788743X
9780307887436
3
Broadway Books
386201120112017/09/222017/09/152013/06/15sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20603758
57
30111234read
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
Marc LevinsonKindleNonfiction0691123241
9780691123240
4
Princeton University Press
531201620062017/09/102016/05/152015/08/26
technology, history, engineering, economics
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30111234
58
12591698readCaliban's War
James S.A. Corey
KindleFiction
The Expanse
21841499900
9781841499901
4
Orbit (Hachette)
595201220122017/09/032017/07/022017/06/06sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12591698
59
26073005readThe Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era
Gretchen Bakke
AudiobookNonfiction1608196100
9781608196104
4
Bloomsbury USA
288201620162017/06/302017/06/262016/12/06
cities, engineering, history
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26073005
60
33391886readLeviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey
KindleFiction
The Expanse
11841499889
9781841499888
5Orbit583201120112017/06/112017/05/292013/06/16
sci-fi, space, mystery, epic
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33391886
61
29905580read
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
Brad StoneAudiobookNonfiction0593076354
9780593076354
4Bantam Press384201720172017/06/072017/06/022017/06/06
business, economics, history, management
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29905580
62
22320readPattern RecognitionWilliam GibsonAudiobookFiction
Blue Ant
10425198685
9780425198681
3Berkley Books367200520032017/06/022017/05/252011/01/14sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22320
63
18917994readVirtual LightWilliam GibsonPaperbackFictionBridge10140157727
9780140157727
5Spectra308201219932017/05/292017/05/132013/06/15
cyberpunk, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18917994
64
16130readAlexander HamiltonRon ChernowAudiobookNonfiction0143034758
9780143034759
5Penguin Books818200520042017/05/212017/03/102016/10/09
biography, history, government, politics, revolutionarywar
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16130
65
23692271readSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
AudiobookNonfiction0099590085
9780099590088
5Harvill Secker443201420112017/05/212017/05/102017/05/10
sociology, history, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23692271
66
6658542readWoken Furies
Richard K. Morgan
KindleFiction
Takeshi Kovacs
30345479718
9780345479716
4Del Rey544200520052017/05/062016/12/292016/10/07
sci-fi, cyberpunk
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6658542
67
28756137read
From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue
Aaron RossPaperbackNonfiction1119166713
9781119166719
3Wiley287201620162017/03/262017/01/242017/01/24
business, sales, management
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28756137
68
27276428readThe Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
AudiobookNonfiction1476733503
9781476733500
5Scribner592201620162017/02/242017/01/302016/12/06
science, history, biology, genetics
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276428
69
23197271read
The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers
Jon PessahAudiobookNonfiction0316185884
9780316185882
3
Little, Brown and Company
592201520152017/01/222016/11/072015/07/18
baseball, history, sports
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23197271
70
18905709read
Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms
Jeffrey Bussgang
PaperbackNonfiction1591843251
9781591843252
4Portfolio259201020102017/01/142017/01/032017/01/03sales, business10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18905709
71
11468377readThinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
AudiobookNonfiction0374275637
9780374275631
5
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
499201120112017/01/092017/01/022014/12/06
neuroscience, psychology, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11468377
72
5393773readBroken Angels
Richard K. Morgan
KindleFiction
Takeshi Kovacs
20345457714
9780345457714
5Del Rey544200420032016/12/292016/11/072016/10/07
cyberpunk, military, war, technology, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5393773
73
8291176readA Deepness in the SkyVernor VingeAudiobookFiction
Zones of Thought
20812536355
9780812536355
3Tor Books796199919992016/12/272016/06/122016/06/12sci-fi, space10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8291176
74
18887015read
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Brad StoneAudiobookNonfiction0316219266
9780316219266
5
Little, Brown and Company
353201320132016/12/192016/10/112016/10/11
biography, business, technology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18887015
75
821355readThe Pine BarrensJohn McPheeKindleNonfiction0374514429
9780374514426
5
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
176197819672016/11/062016/11/052016/10/03
natural-history, nature, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/821355
76
6451669readAltered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
KindleFiction
Takeshi Kovacs
10345457692
9780345457691
5Del Rey544200320022016/11/012016/09/112011/12/23
sci-fi, thriller, cyberpunk
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6451669
77
25541028read
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Ashlee VanceAudiobookNonfiction0062301233
9780062301239
5Ecco400201520152016/10/082016/10/032016/10/03
biography, technology, business
Really enjoyed this as a biography, but also as a corporate history of Tesla and SpaceX.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25541028
78
18626849readStories of Your Life and OthersTed ChiangKindleFiction0330426648
9780330426640
5Vintage306201020022016/09/112016/08/302016/08/22
sci-fi, short-story, fantasy
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18626849
79
10552338readReamde
Neal Stephenson
PaperbackFiction0061977969
9780061977961
5William Morrow1044201120112016/08/262016/05/302013/06/15
adventure, thriller, terrorism, technology, sci-fi
A total thrill from start to finish, with the classic Stephenson style. This one's a little different than some of his other work in that it's more of a straight-through "technothriller" and not speculative sci-fi. Its plot is a web of complex character interactions with plenty of globetrotting. Recommended.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10552338
80
25733966read
Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Charles DuhiggAudiobookNonfiction081299339X
9780812993394
4Random House400201620162016/06/082016/06/012016/05/31
business, management, productivity, psychology, neuroscience
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25733966
81
18465875read
Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
Kim ZetterAudiobookNonfiction077043617X
9780770436179
5Crown406201420142016/05/302016/05/152016/03/06
engineering, espionage, foreignpolicy, military, terrorism, technology, computer-science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18465875
82
1862566read
The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
Parag KhannaKindleNonfiction1400065089
9781400065080
4Random House256200820082016/05/092016/04/272016/04/21
cities, economics, foreignpolicy, geography, history, technology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1862566
83
13588394read
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, But Some Don't
Nate SilverKindleNonfiction159420411X
9781594204111
4Penguin544201220122016/04/272016/03/282015/08/02
science, business
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13588394
84
358990readThe Exile Kiss
George Alec Effinger
AudiobookFiction
The Budayeen Cycle
3076531360X
9780765313607
5
St. Martins Press-3pl
315200619912016/04/032016/03/282016/03/28
cyberpunk, sci-fi
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/358990
85
12688360read
Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com
Aaron RossPaperbackNonfiction0984380213
9780984380213
4Pebblestorm214201120112016/03/282016/03/142016/03/28
sales, business, productivity, management
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12688360
86
9704856read
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Francis Fukuyama
KindleNonfiction
Political Order
10374227349
9780374227340
5
Farrar Straus Giroux
585201120112016/03/192016/02/122016/02/12
politics, history, philosophy, government
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9704856
87
22301509read
Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose (Voices That Matter)
Nicole FentonKindleNonfiction0321988191
9780321988195
4New Riders181201420142016/03/082016/02/162016/02/16
writing, technology, productivity, design
Good primer on web content writing. It's a surface-level overview, relevant and updated with modern tools. Also includes some great references with deeper dives on content strategy, editing, voice, and tone.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22301509
88
77711readA Fire Upon the DeepVernor VingeAudiobookFiction
Zones of Thought
10812515285
9780812515282
4
Tor Science Fiction
613201019922016/02/062015/11/272012/06/09space, sci-fi
This is one of the most creative and original stories I've ever read. In a genre with so many stories, concepts, and ideas, it's rare to run across something that feels novel. Something that doesn't leave the feeling of "I remember that from Star Trek / the Twilight Zone / Some Other Book". There's a lot to like here for the science fiction fan: the world-building, the galaxy's history without the over-explaining, the curiosities of the author's "Zones of Thought" and what other stories might be set here.<br/><br/>That said, I found it hard to follow for about the first third of the novel. I finally came around and began to put the pieces together about halfway through, and as such ended up tearing through the rest of it. It might be that it's one of those stories ripe for re-reading and extra enjoyment the second time around, or maybe it was the "too many ideas" syndrome that can plague some sci-fi. There are so many original and wild constructs set up in the first act: hive mind pack creatures that function as single entities, rogue AIs destroying solar systems, plant-like aliens that ride on trucks strapped to their bodies. As I said, done in a very interesting and clever way, but I felt overwhelmed with too many ideas too fast.<br/><br/>I've read great things about part 2 in the series, [b:A Deepness in the Sky|226004|A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought #2)|Vernor Vinge|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1217218691s/226004.jpg|1270006]. The first one was plenty good to hook me for the next entry.
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89
78readAnnals of the Former WorldJohn McPheeKindleNonfiction0374518734
9780374518738
5
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
720199919982016/01/042015/11/022014/11/21
geography, geology, natural-history, science
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78
90
2210030read
Pricing with Confidence: 10 Ways to Stop Leaving Money on the Table
Reed K. HoldenHardcoverNonfiction0470197579
9780470197578
4Wiley208200820082015/11/212015/11/022015/11/02
business, management
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2210030
91
95708read
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Neil A. FioreAudiobookNonfiction1585425524
9781585425525
3TarcherPerigee206200719882015/11/162015/11/052015/11/16
productivity, management, psychology
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/95708
92
2054readThe Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler
AudiobookFiction
Philip Marlowe
60394757688
9780394757681
4
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
379198819532015/11/022015/10/022015/11/02crime, mystery
My first Raymond Chandler novel. Enjoyed it alright but found it a little slow and plodding. Very little happens for about 50% of the book starting after a couple hours in.<br/><br/>The style is excellent, though. That alone will keep me reading the other Chandler novels.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2054
93
1270311readThe Ball is Round: A Global History of SoccerDavid GoldblattPaperbackNonfiction1594482969
9781594482960
4
Riverhead Books
992200820062015/10/252014/09/092014/07/06
history, soccer, sports
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1270311
94
7959473readAmerican AssassinVince FlynnKindleFiction
Mitch Rapp
1141659518X
9781416595182
3
Atria Simon & Schuster
435201020102015/10/192015/10/112015/10/20
thriller, espionage, action
Mediocre at best. These books are pulpy and cheesy for the most part anyway, but this one was weaker than others I've read.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7959473
95
22007437readThe Currents of SpaceIsaac AsimovPaperbackFiction
Galactic Empire
20553293419
9780553293418
5Tor Books252200919522015/09/152015/09/062015/09/06sci-fi10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22007437
96
603712readThe Summer GameRoger AngellPaperbackNonfiction0803259514
9780803259515
5Bison Books303200419722015/08/142015/07/172015/04/13
baseball, history, sports, journalism
A great book of baseball in the 60s. It's a series of essays focused around each season's final months and World Series games. Loved the pieces about the early days of the Astrodome, the Mets in their '69 season, the '68 "year of the pitcher", and the early years of what became the "Big Red Machine" of the 70s. Highly recommended for the baseball fans out there.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/603712
97
23209924readThe Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
AudiobookFiction0385352875
9780385352871
4Knopf371201520152015/08/022015/07/052015/07/05
apocalyptic, sci-fi, thriller
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23209924
98
16158491read
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
Mark MazzettiAudiobookNonfiction1594204802
9781594204807
3
The Penguin Press
381201320132015/06/152015/06/032015/06/03
espionage, foreignpolicy, government, history, middleeast, military, terrorism
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16158491
99
9359172read
The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First
Jonah KeriAudiobookNonfiction0345517652
9780345517654
4ESPN272201120112015/05/312015/05/182015/04/17
baseball, sports, business
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9359172
100
7932941readMen at Work: The Craft of BaseballGeorge F. WillPaperbackNonfiction0061999814
9780061999819
5
Harper Perennial
400201019902015/05/302015/04/272015/04/27
baseball, sports, history
Check out <a href="https://medium.com/@colemanm/men-at-work-98c9813d9b93">my post</a> about this one. Loved it.
10https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7932941
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