reading list and book mini-reviews

Summary

Below is the current crop of books I'm reading along with ratings and mini-reviews for other novels I've recently finished. I'm always excited to start a new book, so recommendations are welcome!

currently/upcoming reading list

recently read

The ratings are a combination of how impactful the book was on my thinking about a particular topic or how well I think it was written/got its point across. Thus, at times whether I agree or disagree with the content/thesis/etc. of the book, it could still get 5 stars if the point it makes gets me to think about the subject in a new way or changes how I interpret the world around me.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on each table header.

date finished rating review title
2017 5 of 5 stars The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure i...
2017 3 of 5 stars Face to Face with Race
2017 4 of 5 stars Race And Reason
2017 3 of 5 stars Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't...
2017 2 of 5 stars The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guid...
2017 4 of 5 stars The Unchained Man - The Alpha Male 2.0
2017 3 of 5 stars SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating the Thought ...
2017 3 of 5 stars Practical Female Psychology: For the Practical Man...
2017 4 of 5 stars Production Versus Plunder
2017 2 of 5 stars Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increase...
2017 4 of 5 stars Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Spa...
2017 4 of 5 stars Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of...
2017 3 of 5 stars Do We Need God to Be Good?: An Anthropologist Cons...
2017 3 of 5 stars The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism...
2017 4 of 5 stars Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senato...
2017 4 of 5 stars The Technological Society
2017 4 of 5 stars Crisis & Conceit, 2006-2009
2017 3 of 5 stars The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of...
2017 3 of 5 stars The Visual Display of Quantitative Information...
2017 4 of 5 stars The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis ...
2017 4 of 5 stars Innocence & Intellect, 2001–2005
2017 4 of 5 stars Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)
2017 4 of 5 stars Intelligence: All That Matters
2017 3 of 5 stars Slide: ology: The Art and Science of Creating Grea...
2017 4 of 5 stars SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police...
2017 3 of 5 stars Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Li...
2017 3 of 5 stars Africa: A Biography of the Continent
2017 3 of 5 stars Caesar: Life of a Colossus
2017 4 of 5 stars The Deification of Lincoln
2017 4 of 5 stars The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman E...
2017 3 of 5 stars The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of We...
2017 2 of 5 stars Hard Choices
2017 3 of 5 stars Norstrilia
2017 5 of 5 stars Mein Kampf
2017 3 of 5 stars The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
2017 4 of 5 stars The Gospel According to Jesus: What Does Jesus Mea...
2017 4 of 5 stars When Google Met Wikileaks
2017 3 of 5 stars What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur'an...
2017 4 of 5 stars Star Maker
2017 3 of 5 stars The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almos...
2017 5 of 5 stars The Long Journey
2017 4 of 5 stars The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's ...
2017 2 of 5 stars ¡Adios, America!: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Cou...
2017 4 of 5 stars Bureaucracy
2017 3 of 5 stars War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Peaceful ...
2017 3 of 5 stars The Free Press
2017 3 of 5 stars There Will Be War Volume X
2017 5 of 5 stars Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy...
2017 1 of 5 stars American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Re...
2016 3 of 5 stars The Prince
2016 4 of 5 stars Brave New World Revisited
2016 3 of 5 stars Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
2016 4 of 5 stars Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realist...
2016 4 of 5 stars Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
2016 3 of 5 stars Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and ...
2016 5 of 5 stars Why Race Matters
2016 5 of 5 stars The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science...
2016 4 of 5 stars Stumped: How Trump Triumphed: The Open Secrets of ...
2016 3 of 5 stars Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again
2016 4 of 5 stars Hillary the Other Woman: A Political Memoir
2016 4 of 5 stars How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big...
2016 4 of 5 stars The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin...
2016 3 of 5 stars Propaganda
2016 4 of 5 stars Why Vote Leave
2016 3 of 5 stars Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service ...
2016 3 of 5 stars The New Case for Gold
2016 4 of 5 stars The America We Deserve
2016 5 of 5 stars The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
2016 3 of 5 stars Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax C...
2016 4 of 5 stars Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life
2016 4 of 5 stars Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Fore...
2016 3 of 5 stars Empires of Eve: A History of the Great Empires of ...
2016 4 of 5 stars Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Fu...
2016 3 of 5 stars Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
2016 4 of 5 stars A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought, #2)
2016 4 of 5 stars Consciousness and the Social Brain
2016 5 of 5 stars The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous De...
2016 4 of 5 stars 41: A Portrait of My Father
2016 3 of 5 stars Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary
2016 4 of 5 stars The Origin of Species
2016 4 of 5 stars The Best and the Brightest
2016 3 of 5 stars review link Harmony Black (Harmony Black, #1)
2015 4 of 5 stars The Real George Washington
2015 4 of 5 stars Mass Murder in the United States: A History
2015 3 of 5 stars A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought, #1)
2015 4 of 5 stars Jim Thorpe: World’s Greatest Athlete
2015 3 of 5 stars Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again...
2015 4 of 5 stars The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful ...
2015 3 of 5 stars The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
2015 3 of 5 stars review link Steve Jobs
2015 4 of 5 stars Wilderness Empire
2015 5 of 5 stars Trump: The Art of the Deal
2015 3 of 5 stars Pain: New Essays On Its Nature And The Methodology...
2015 3 of 5 stars In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Scienc...
2015 4 of 5 stars What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hyp...
2015 4 of 5 stars The Art of War
2015 3 of 5 stars Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1)
2015 3 of 5 stars Reagan: The Life
2015 5 of 5 stars The Sensory Order: An Inquiry into the Foundations...
2015 4 of 5 stars What Is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiograp...
2015 5 of 5 stars Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
2015 4 of 5 stars Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspect...
2015 4 of 5 stars Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down
2015 2 of 5 stars review link Capital in the Twenty-First Century
2015 3 of 5 stars The Rise of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos, #4)
2015 3 of 5 stars Endymion (Hyperion Cantos, #3)
2015 4 of 5 stars The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)
2015 5 of 5 stars Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
2015 4 of 5 stars The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
2015 4 of 5 stars Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploratio...
2015 3 of 5 stars Navigating the Path to Industry: A Hiring Manager'...
2015 3 of 5 stars Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
2015 4 of 5 stars The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical St...
2015 3 of 5 stars The Rational Male
2015 4 of 5 stars Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)
2015 4 of 5 stars The 48 Laws of Power
2015 5 of 5 stars review link Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build th...
2015 4 of 5 stars War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's ...
2015 3 of 5 stars The Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and It...
2014 5 of 5 stars The Frontiersmen
2014 4 of 5 stars review link Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
2014 4 of 5 stars The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Un...
2014 3 of 5 stars Starship Troopers
2014 4 of 5 stars The Autobiography of Malcolm X
2014 4 of 5 stars The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Plan...
2014 3 of 5 stars How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy
2014 3 of 5 stars The Penguin History of Latin America
2014 5 of 5 stars review link The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New...
2014 4 of 5 stars The Passage of Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson,...
2014 5 of 5 stars Master of the Senate (The Years of Lyndon Johnson,...
2014 4 of 5 stars The Right Stuff
2014 4 of 5 stars Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #2)...
2014 3 of 5 stars A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexi...
2014 5 of 5 stars review link The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #1...
2014 4 of 5 stars Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
2014 4 of 5 stars Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pa...
2014 4 of 5 stars Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pa...
2014 2 of 5 stars review link The Power of Myth
2014 4 of 5 stars The Martian
2014 4 of 5 stars The Informant
2014 4 of 5 stars Den of Thieves
2014 3 of 5 stars Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
2014 3 of 5 stars When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term...
2014 3 of 5 stars Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and th...
2014 4 of 5 stars review link The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise an...
2014 4 of 5 stars review link All the President's Men
2014 4 of 5 stars review link Don Quixote
2014 4 of 5 stars Green Eggs and Ham
2014 5 of 5 stars review link Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco...
2014 4 of 5 stars review link A Short History of the World
2014 4 of 5 stars review link A History of the World
2014 3 of 5 stars review link Foundation (Foundation #1)
2014 4 of 5 stars review link Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of ...
2014 5 of 5 stars review link Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Comp...
2014 4 of 5 stars review link Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science...
2014 3 of 5 stars review link Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Dat...
2014 4 of 5 stars review link Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World...
2014 3 of 5 stars review link There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra...
2014 3 of 5 stars review link The Antidote: A Small Competitor Challenges the Dr...
2014 4 of 5 stars review link A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)...

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