Some of the books I have recently read. (Items marked with a 👍 are ones that I really enjoyed.)
Backyard Guide to the Night Sky - Andrew Fazekas - 8⁄2023 (👍)
Factfulness - Hans Rosling - 8⁄2023
Evicted - Matthew Desmond - 5⁄2023 (👍)
A rough ride to the future - James Lovelock - 3⁄2023 (👍)
Greenlights - Matthew McConaughey - 09/2022
1776 - David McCullough - 09/2022 (👍)
Walden - Henry David Thoreau - 07/2022
Little and Often - Trent Preszler - 05/2022 (👍)
The Geography of Nowhere - James Howard Kunstler - 02/2022 (👍)
Dumbing Us Down - John Taylor Gatto - 01/2022
Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer - 10⁄2021 (👍)
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho - 09/2021
Peace Is Every Step - Thich Nhat Hanh - 09/2021 (👍)
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer - 07/2021 (👍)
The Simple Path to Wealth - J.L. Collins - 06/2021 (👍)
The End of Overeating - David A. Kessler - 05/2021
Small is Beautiful - E. F. Schumacher - 02/2021
Strong Towns - Charles L. Marohn Jr. - 01/2021 (👍)
Gang Leader for a Day - Sudhir Venkatesh - 12⁄2020 (👍)
On the shortness of life - Seneca - 12⁄2020 (👍)
The Joy of Missing Out - Svend Brinkmann - 12⁄2020
Skin in the Game - Nassim Taleb - 11⁄2020 (👍)
The Salt Fix - Dr. James DiNicolantonio - 09/2020
Prisoners of Geography - Tim Marshall - 06/2020 (👍)
The Art of War - Sun Tzu - 06/2020
The Gene: An Intimate History - Siddhartha Mukherjee - 04/2020 (👍)
Misguided Medicine - Colin E Champ - 12⁄2019
Free to Choose - Milton/Rose Friedman - 11⁄2019
Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse - 10⁄2019 (👍)
Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker - 09/2019 (👍)
How to Change Your Mind - Michael Pollan - 07/2019 (👍)
A very revealing book about all the biological clocks in your body and how they work, which has a direct effect on your overall health. Anecdotally, I can confirm several of my suspicions related to my health after reading this book e.g. bad sleeping habits which sometimes made me feel tired even after waking up in the morn. This book does a good job of revealing the science behind the way our body clocks work and how with relatively simple changes in our schedule / habits we can make vast improvements in health. Will be trying out several of the recommendations in this book.
One of the best books I have read. It’s a memoir of J. R Moehringer. Beautifully written. Found it very hard to put this book down !
All about the corruption / crony capitalism in India. A sad state of affiars indeed. To most folks born and raised in India though, it’s nothing new. But to see it defining the future of the country is depressing.
An insightful and well researched book about the politics of nutrition. Being healthy today has become confusing owing to the contradictory information coming out of various institutions. Not to mention how special interests and lobbyists of the food industry hijack the health agenda with flimsy science. Read this book, do your own research and make decisions about your health !
Memoir of the creator of Nike. Great stroy of grit and passion. Essential reading for any entrepreneur. (Incidently, it was ghost written by J. R Moehringer)
Great read about the history of mankind. He goes through a chronological sequence of historical events starting from the early agricultutal era to the present one. Intutive insights into why we are the way we are.
I started making checkists after reading this book !
Poignant read about the fragility of life.