I continue to read (listen in fact) almost every day for the past years. It’s in my daily routine when I walk the dogs. It’s a very different proposition from laying down and dedicate some time to read them. I have a urge of a secondary task when I am performing a no-brainier routine, just as.. walking the dogs. Otherwise, I just feel wasting my time my just walking and no thinking.
This is the list of this year’s books that I ingested. These lists are -definitively- not comprehensive ones. Since I’m not updating my GoodReads personal records nor writing about them in this blog, they are just the ones I remembered. I may edit this post if I remember other items.
- Piranesi ( ) ( ): Piranesi lives in a fantastic place. He forgets a lot, but keep detailed notes. A great mystery.
The Well of Ascension
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)( ) ( ): just after the events of the first book, the protagonists now have to maintain the power they acquired. Fascinating.
Steal Like an Artist
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative( ) ( ): great super-short book about creative process. He incentives people to leap forward in creative work disregarding self judgment. Get inspired and try to copy work of other in order to practice and find one own voice.
Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad( ) ( ): another small but very motivational work from Austin Kleon. Do not stop creating. Do small iterative works until it’s done.
Show Your Work!
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered( ) ( ): another small piece of Austin. Create a blog, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok account and show people what you being working on. Even hobbies stuff, like sketches. Eventually it could become your masterpiece.
- Parable of the Talents ( ) ( ): is the sequel of the excelent Parable of the Sower ( ) ( ), telling about the protagonist is her daughter.
- The President Is Missing ( ) ( ): modern cyber terrorism thriller. Very beliable. Tips and ckecks done by no other than Bill Clinton!
The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business( ) ( ): a modern classic self-helping book. It starts preaching the power of understanding and controlling habits. The it exemplify, chapter after chapter, the different facts of habits interfering in our decision making. Very good.
Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd( ) ( ): essay about competitive advantage of being different in the market. Curiously enough, the second half of the book she acknowledge that being different might not be important depending on the situation and market. Good book.
Communication Skills Training
Communication Skills Training: How to Talk to Anyone, Connect Effortlessly, Develop Charisma, and Become a People Person( ) ( ): comprehensive discussion about communication skills. Nothing fantastic. But very good.
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?( ) ( ): several philosophical aspects, situations and approaches of what is justice. It does not, however, present definitive answers about anything.
The 4-Hour Body
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman( ) ( ): several tips about proper workout, diet and routines to get the body you want.
The 10x Rule
The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure( ) ( ): sales people kinda talk. Super aggressive, alpha behavior about using all your power and willing to achieve goals and success. I tried to focus the core messages and occasional motivation in his words, but it’s hard to not get pissed with the alpha male dominant attitude.
Think Sex and Grow Rich
Think Sex and Grow Rich: How to use the power of your sex drive to succeed in business( ) ( ): it tries to sell the idea that we are driven by sex and we should channel this constant desire towards business goals. It starts fun, then became very tedious.
From the second part of 2021 that was not in the mid 2021 list
- Dune ( ) ( ): read in 3 nights in order to watch the movie. Loved it.
For more books, you can check my online read list on GoodReads.
edited in 2022-07-14 because I forgot some books. In fact, I believe there are even more.