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TitleAuthorYear publishedPrevalence Index* as of 6/18/18Avg rating on GoodreadsJohn's Rating (1-5 scale)Date Read by JohnTopicCore insight/big idea
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Pinker, Steven20188.834.245Apr 10, 2018History
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/5/7/bad-news-for-people-who-love-bad-news
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Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
Munger, Charles T.20050.474.55Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/2/25/worldly-wisdom-sit-on-your-ass-investing-and-more-poor-charlies-almanack
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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?Sandel, Michael J.20091.474.265Jun 28, 2017Ethics/Morality
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Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)Wiesel, Elie1958100.004.315Jan 2016Biography
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksSkloot, Rebecca *201068.284.055Feb 2017Science
https://booksandboozepodcast.com/henrietta-lacks
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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair GameLewis, Michael20039.744.255Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything(Freakonomics, #1)
Levitt, Steven D.200573.153.945Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
Johnson, Steven20101.434.035Jan 2016Tech/innovation/future
https://booksandboozepodcast.com/good-ideas1
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The Times Complete History of the WorldOvery, Richard20010.024.295May 2017History
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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Ries, Eric *201121.234.055Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Ferriss, Timothy *20166.954.235May 2017General Self-Improvement
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The Lessons of HistoryDurant, Will19680.624.175Dec 10, 2017History
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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and WorstSapolsky, Robert M.20172.364.415Jan 25, 2018
Human Psychology and Behavior
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has DeclinedPinker, Steven20112.684.25Apr 08, 2018
Human Psychology and Behavior
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/5/7/bad-news-for-people-who-love-bad-news
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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate AmericaBuffett, Warren19970.554.385Jan 2012Econ/finance/investing
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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Pillemer, Karl *20110.204.045Jan 2014Life, death, and life design
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A Short History of Nearly EverythingBryson, Bill200328.624.25Jan 2015Science
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Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingSebastian Junger *20168.504.045May 2017
Human Psychology and Behavior
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/1/8/i-read-100-books-in-2017-here-were-the-top-4
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Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy
Greenwald, Bruce C.N.
20070.104.355Jan 2014Econ/finance/investing
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The Art of Thinking ClearlyDobelli, Rolf20112.343.825Jan 2014
Human Psychology and Behavior
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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You ThinkDiamandis, Peter H.20121.474.125Aug 06, 2017Tech/innovation/future
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Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindHarari, Yuval Noah201438.054.455Jun 2017History
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/1/8/i-read-100-books-in-2017-here-were-the-top-4
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The Intelligent InvestorGraham, Benjamin20035.494.245Jan 2012Econ/finance/investing
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The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
Thorndike Jr., William N.
20120.774.255Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond, Jared199725.704.015Jan 2013History
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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of LifeSchroeder, Alice20083.924.085Apr 2017Biography
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Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Ferrazzi, Keith20054.083.835Jan 2016Relationships and Social Skills
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Berkshire Hathaway Letters to ShareholdersBuffett, Warren20160.704.65Jan 2012Econ/finance/investing
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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Kleon, Austin *20143.814.115Mar 23, 2018Mindset
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowHarari, Yuval Noah201514.954.315Jun 08, 2017Tech/innovation/future
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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Holiday, Ryan *20145.694.135Jan 2016Mindset
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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
19904.714.15Jan 2015Happiness/Positive Psychology
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The Selfish GeneDawkins, Richard *197613.754.135Jan 2013Science
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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndGawande, Atul201423.194.425Jan 2014Life, death, and life design
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Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionCialdini, Robert B. *19847.854.195Jan 2013
Human Psychology and Behavior
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War Is a Force That Gives Us MeaningHedges, Chris20020.564.155May 25, 2017
Human Psychology and Behavior
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/1/8/i-read-100-books-in-2017-here-were-the-top-4
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Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better LifeGreitens, Eric20150.804.325May 2017Mindset
*a year after reading this books and giving it 5/5 stars, I learned the author was actually the Governor of Minnesota, and an allegedly violent sexual criminal. I am currently working on a blog post tentatively titled: "When a book You Love Turns Out to Be Written by an Asshole" where i'll address those obvious concerns.
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The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
Singer, Peter *20150.453.835Nov 12, 2017
Effective Altruism and Philanthropy
See Doing Good Better
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Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference
MacAskill, William *20150.744.235Jul 26, 2017
Effective Altruism and Philanthropy
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/2018/1/8/i-read-100-books-in-2017-here-were-the-top-4
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Battle Cry of Freedom
McPherson, James M.
19882.834.335Jan 2011History
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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that LastsChapman, Gary199026.664.235Jan 2015Relationships and Social Skills
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Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi GermanyOhler, Norman20152.114.034July 1, 2018History
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War Junger, Sebastian20102.584.224August 1, 2018
Human Psychology and Behavior
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Nurtureshock: New Thinking About ChildrenBronson, Po20082.694.044August 13, 2018Parenting
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The Geometry of Wealth: Shaping a Life of Money and MeaningPortnoy, Brian20180.054.214August 2, 2018Econ/finance/investing
https://booksandboozepodcast.com/the-geometry-of-wealth
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The Elephant in the BrainSimler, Kevin20170.534.264June 21, 2018
Human Psychology and Behavior
https://twitter.com/booksandbooze_/status/1009941368536432640
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The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-BeBrott, Armin A.19950.383.774Jun 14, 2018Parenting
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Excel VBA: For Non-ProgrammersPoleg, Maayan20130.003.574Jan 2016Miscellaeous - Other
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before ColumbusMann, Charles C.20056.184.014Jan 2013History
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Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared About Results
Lupton, Robert D.20150.053.874Jan 2016
Effective Altruism and Philanthropy
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Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessDweck, Carol S.20065.844.054Jan 2012Mindset
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The Rise of Theodore RooseveltMorris, Edmund19794.014.254Jan 2016Biography
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Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
MacFarquhar, Larissa
20150.533.884Jul 09, 2017Ethics/Morality
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Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International PerspectiveSowell, Thomas20150.224.44Jan 2015Econ/finance/investing
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How Google WorksSchmidt, Eric20144.664.044May 11, 2017Mindset
https://www.johnleven.com/blog/moonshot
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MeditationsAurelius, Marcus1808.634.224Mar 2017Mindset
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The Wright BrothersMcCullough, David201518.584.144Nov 15, 2017Biography
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Escape from FreedomFromm, Erich19410.994.234Jan 2017
Human Psychology and Behavior
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The Art of HappinessCutler, Howard C.19989.194.154Jan 2016
Buddhism/meditation/mindfulness
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Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson
Hecht, Jennifer Michael
20030.364.064Jan 2015Atheism
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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Diamond, Jared19912.204.044Jan 2016Science
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Munroe, Randall *201424.544.174Jan 2016Science
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The End of PovertySachs, Jeffrey D.20051.163.664Jan 2015
Effective Altruism and Philanthropy
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The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, a Concise History: Volume I: To 1740
Hunt, Lynn20000.023.554Jan 2015History
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
Johnson, Steven20142.574.074May 22, 2017Tech/innovation/future
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The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
Spier, Guy *20150.704.24Jan 2015Econ/finance/investing
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Between the World and MeCoates, Ta-Nehisi201547.404.44Nov 28, 2017Social Justice
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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Seligman, Martin E.P.
19901.673.994Jan 2016Mindset
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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
Carey, Benedict20140.973.914Jul 03, 2017General Self-Improvement
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Globalization and Its DiscontentsStiglitz, Joseph E.20020.753.854Jan 2016Econ/finance/investing
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Benjamin Franklin: An American LifeIsaacson, Walter *200310.873.984Jan 2014Biography
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Das KapitalMarx, Karl18670.813.824Jan 2011Marxism/critques of capitalism
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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple WordsMunroe, Randall *20152.404.154Dec 12, 2016Science
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Beating the StreetLynch, Peter19920.563.994Jan 2011Econ/finance/investing
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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.Chernow, Ron19981.454.194Jan 2014Biography
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Nietzsche: A Very Short IntroductionTanner, Michael19940.093.344Jun 10, 2018Philosophy
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No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy
McGoey, Linsey20150.043.744May 16, 2017
Effective Altruism and Philanthropy
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One Up On Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market
Lynch, Peter19881.724.154Jan 2012Econ/finance/investing
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The Manual of Ideas: The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments
Mihaljevic, John20130.124.084Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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The Magic of Thinking BigSchwartz, David J.19596.164.214May 27, 2018Mindset
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Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor
Klarman, Seth A.19910.524.344Jan 2012Econ/finance/investing
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The Art of Value Investing: How the World's Best Investors Beat the Market
Heins, John20130.063.844Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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Excel 2013 BibleWalkenbach, John20130.034.194Aug 23, 2017Miscellaeous - Other
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The 4-Hour WorkweekFerriss, Timothy *200712.223.854Jan 2014Mindset
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Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to SuccessGrant, Adam M. *20133.324.084Feb 10, 2018Relationships and Social Skills
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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Sincero, Jen *201313.824.014Jan 2016Mindset
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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Gladwell, Malcolm200914.463.914Jan 2014
Human Psychology and Behavior
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Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Seligman, Martin E.P.
20021.053.954Jan 2015Happiness/Positive Psychology
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Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To MungerBevelin, Peter20040.254.374Jan 2016Econ/finance/investing
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At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot CocktailsBakewell, Sarah20162.584.214May 2018Philosophy
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceGladwell, Malcolm200070.473.944Jan 2014
Human Psychology and Behavior
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Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Christian, Brian *20164.454.154Jan 2016General Self-Improvement
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Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full LifePolly, Shannon20150.014.194Jan 2016Mindset
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Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results
Stroh, David Peter20150.043.934Jan 2016Econ/finance/investing
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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas *
20124.274.064Jan 2013Econ/finance/investing
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So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
Newport, Cal20122.854.094Mar 27, 2018Mindset
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The Gene: An Intimate History
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
20168.384.364May 15, 2018Science
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas *
20078.153.94Jan 2014Econ/finance/investing
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A Brief History of TimeHawking, Stephen198826.254.144Jun 20, 2017Science
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