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 rating review title
2018 3 of 5 stars Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
2018 1 of 5 stars American Gods
2018 3 of 5 stars The Negro Family: The Case For National Action
2018 4 of 5 stars Incerto: Fooled by Randomness the Black Swan the Bed of Procrustes Antifragile
2018 4 of 5 stars Chasm City
2018 4 of 5 stars Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
2018 3 of 5 stars The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
2018 5 of 5 stars review link Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past
2018 3 of 5 stars The Decline of the West, Vol 2: Perspectives of World History
2018 3 of 5 stars For The Emperor
2018 4 of 5 stars Horus Rising
2018 3 of 5 stars Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center
2018 3 of 5 stars Ubik
2018 5 of 5 stars The Big Book of Science Fiction
2018 4 of 5 stars "What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character
2018 4 of 5 stars Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
2018 3 of 5 stars Why We Fight
2018 3 of 5 stars The LawDog Files
2018 3 of 5 stars The LawDog Files: African Adventures
2018 3 of 5 stars Ragnar Blackmane
2018 4 of 5 stars Ethnic America: A History
2018 3 of 5 stars The Suffering of Innocents
2018 3 of 5 stars My Secret Garden
2018 2 of 5 stars 'Whitey on the Moon': Race, Politics, and the death of the U.S. Space Program, 1958 - 1972
2018 3 of 5 stars Revelation Space (Revelation Space, #1)
2018 3 of 5 stars Mexifornia: A State of Becoming
2018 5 of 5 stars The Camp of the Saints
2018 4 of 5 stars The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
2018 3 of 5 stars Sexual Utopia in Power: The Feminist Revolt Against Civilization
2018 4 of 5 stars The Neuroscience of Intelligence
2018 3 of 5 stars Hero Tales from American History
2017 3 of 5 stars Epidemic: America's Trade in Child Rape
2017 4 of 5 stars Paved with Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America
2017 5 of 5 stars The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life
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 Matter
2017 2 of 5 stars The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the American Health Care System
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 Police (The Laws of Social Justice Book 2)
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 Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
2017 4 of 5 stars Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
2017 4 of 5 stars Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
2017 3 of 5 stars Do We Need God to Be Good?: An Anthropologist Considers the Evidence
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 Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Ene...
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 Nazi Germany
2017 3 of 5 stars The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
2017 4 of 5 stars The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intelle...
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 Great Presentations
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 Lincoln
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 Empire Volume I
2017 3 of 5 stars The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor
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 Mean When He Says "Follow Me"?
2017 4 of 5 stars When Google Met Wikileaks
2017 3 of 5 stars What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur'an: A History of Islam & the United States
2017 4 of 5 stars Star Maker
2017 3 of 5 stars The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
2017 5 of 5 stars The Long Journey
2017 4 of 5 stars The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
2017 2 of 5 stars ¡Adios, America!: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole
2017 4 of 5 stars Bureaucracy
2017 3 of 5 stars War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Peaceful Savage
2017 3 of 5 stars The Free Press
2017 3 of 5 stars There Will Be War Volume X
2017 5 of 5 stars The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
2017 1 of 5 stars American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
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 Realistic Radicals
2016 4 of 5 stars Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
2016 3 of 5 stars Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
2016 5 of 5 stars Why Race Matters
2016 5 of 5 stars review link The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
2016 4 of 5 stars Stumped: How Trump Triumphed: The Open Secrets of Donald Trump's Gravity-Defying Political Dominatio...
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: Kind of the Story of My Life
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 Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hi...
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 Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies
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 Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill an...
2016 3 of 5 stars Empires of Eve: A History of the Great Empires of Eve Online
2016 4 of 5 stars Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity
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 Devotion to Executive Power
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 Lessons in Personal Change
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 Of Its Study
2015 3 of 5 stars In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
2015 4 of 5 stars What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
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 of Theoretical Psychology
2015 4 of 5 stars What Is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches
2015 5 of 5 stars Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
2015 4 of 5 stars Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective
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 Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Telepor...
2015 3 of 5 stars Navigating the Path to Industry: A Hiring Manager's Advice for Academics Looking for a Job in Indust...
2015 3 of 5 stars Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
2015 4 of 5 stars The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid
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 the Future
2015 4 of 5 stars War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier
2015 3 of 5 stars The Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and Its Future
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 Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
2014 3 of 5 stars Starship Troopers

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