Category: Reading Log


February 2017 Reading Log

Here is my reading log from February 2017. Relatively few books but all were quite amazing. And I got to reread my old popcorn favorite series by David Drake – Northworld Trilogy (which seems to be free on Kindle as of today).

If there is one book I would recommend, it would be The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck book cover
The Subtle Art of Not giving a F*ck and The Art of Possibility (yeah.)

Mark Manson’s book is a sometimes-much-needed kick in the pants about what we care about. An excellent read when nearing burnout, dealing with overwhelm or when you just have too much on your plate. You can say that it is a very good time-management book. Ideally, of course, we would apply what he says (and other folks say) and never reach burnout. My favorite part of the book is the Disappointment Panda. He’s awesome. Read it and tell me what you think.

The next on the list: The Art of Possibility book cover The Art of Possibility by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander. I first heard about this book from Seth Godin in his podcast interview with Tim Ferriss. Seth mentioned the set of books he listens to and rereads – again and again – so they can seep into his subconscious. This is one of those audiobooks which I enjoy listening to, and totally get why Seth Godin recommends it. You should try it too.

February 2017 Reading Log

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Mark Manson
(library book
12
It’s Not About the F-Stop
Jay Maisel
(library ebook)
13 14 15 16 17 18
Northworld
David Drake
(ebook)
19
Venegance, Justice
David Drake
(ebook)
20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27
The Art of Possibility
Rosamund & Benjamin Zander
(audiobook CD)
28
The Undoing Project
Michael Lewis
(library book)

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February 2016 Reading Log

Here is my reading log from February 2016. I read so many good books this month that I was brimming with creativity, good intentions, resolve, commitment and all the good things that happen when you read wholesome interesting books.

This is the month where I cannot recommend one book – but I will recommend a set of them.

  1. The first book is Mindset by Carol Dweck
    Why this book? Because it will change the way you understand yourself. Here is what Bill Gates has to say about this book. Here is what Maria Popova has to say about this book. Here is what Trent Hamm has to say about this book. ’nuff said.
  2. The second book – an audio book – is The Art of Possibility by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander.
    I found out about this book in Seth Godin’s talk with Tim Ferriss. This book features in the list of the audio books Seth Godin listens to repeatedly, some once per month. It is an excellent book, down to earth and uplifting at the same time. The narration is excellent, soothing, melodious. I will be buying this CD soon.
  3. The third book is also an audio book. This is The War of Art by Steven Pressfield .
    I have read this book many times. I read it once in 3 months as a source of inspiration, to fill up for my fight against Resistance and to remind myself of what it is I need to do. But this is the first time I listened to the book, the version I bought is narrated by the author himself. And I liked it as much as reading the book. The audio book recommendation came from Seth Godin’s audiobook list on repeat.
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February 2016 Reading Log


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January 2016 Reading Log

Here is my reading log from January 2016. After a holiday month of a minuscule amount of reading, I was back to reading a few books. This was the first month of my reading experiment and I struggled with it. I finished my first book on my reading experiment list – Buffett: Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein – but then decided to give in to my urge to read something else.

The most enjoyable book I read in January was “The Hard Thing about Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz. It is an excellent book with anecdotes and advice on startups, on building companies and on being a leader. Highly recommended if your are into this sort of reading.

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January 2016 Reading Log


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November 2015 Reading Log

Here is my reading log from November 2015. This was a light month for reading.

The book I enjoyed reading was Okay, So Look: A Humorous Retelling of the Book of Genesis. Here is the review I wrote – Okay, So Look! book review

November 2015 Reading Log

November 2015 Reading Log


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October 2015 Reading Log

Here is my reading log from October 2015. The two books I enjoyed the most this month:

NonfictionMake Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration. This is a good book to learn a new way, to actually think about the space we live in, work in, use and how to set it up in a way that makes the most sense for us. I can say it is a interior design book in the broadest sense – it is a book which helps us figure out how to design our spaces so they help us, indeed inspire us in what we set out to achieve.

FictionThe House of Shattered Wings. A fantasy book about fallen angels in Paris. A very nice and different read from the other books I have read in this genre.

October 2015 Reading Log

October 2015 Reading Log


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