Books to read. This is a rather large list with items from my old Goodreads account. Most likely I will not be reading all of these because this list grows faster than I read.

Sorting is based on date added (recent first) but might be off since I am trying to categorize things in sections.

1 Non Fiction

Some non fiction. Most of the books are still in uncategorized section.

1.1 Mathematics/Logic

Books with more mathematical and logical inclinations. Some theoretical computer science books might also go in here.

1.1.1 The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

AUTHOR: Judea Pearl, Dana Mackenzie
ADDED: <2018-07-18>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Why-Science-Cause-Effect/dp/046509760X

1.1.2 READ Book of Proof

CLOSED: [2018-06-08 Fri 15:09]

AUTHOR: Richard Hammack
ADDED: <2018-06-08 Fri>
URL: https://www.people.vcu.edu/~rhammack/BookOfProof/

There are some nice things in here, but, for the most part, this is pretty elementary. Probably a less elementary book covering similar topic is How to Prove It: A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman.

1.1.3 The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

AUTHOR: Steven H. Strogatz
ADDED: <2018-05-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13356649-the-joy-of-x

1.1.4 How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

AUTHOR: George Pólya
ADDED: <2018-05-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/192221.How_to_Solve_It

1.1.5 Algebra: Chapter 0 (Graduate Studies in Mathematics)

AUTHOR: Paolo Aluffi
ADDED: <2018-05-06>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Algebra-Chapter-Graduate-Studies-Mathematics/dp/0821847813

1.1.6 Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

AUTHOR: Edward Frenkel
ADDED: <2018-05-06>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Math-Heart-Hidden-Reality/dp/0465050743?language=en_GB

1.1.7 The Nature of Computation

AUTHOR: Cristopher Moore, Stephan Mertens
ADDED: <2018-02-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3043127-the-nature-of-computation

1.1.8 Logic for Computer Scientists (Modern Birkhäuser Classics)

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-08-31>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Computer-Scientists-Modern-Birkh%C3%A4user-Classics/dp/0817647627#reader_0817647627

1.1.9 Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines (Automatic Computation)

AUTHOR: Marvin Minsky
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/326791

1.1.10 The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

AUTHOR: Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader
ADDED: <2018-01-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1471873.The_Princeton_Companion_to_Mathematics

1.1.11 Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science

AUTHOR: Ronald L. Graham, Donald Ervin Knuth, Oren Patashnik
ADDED: <2018-01-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/112243.Concrete_Mathematics?ac=1&from_search=true

1.1.12 The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems

AUTHOR: Mark Levi
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6418615-the-mathematical-mechanic?ac=1&from_search=true

1.1.13 Solving Mathematical Problems: A Personal Perspective

AUTHOR: Terence Tao
ADDED: <2017-06-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/265415

1.1.14 Surreal Numbers

AUTHOR: Donald Ervin Knuth
ADDED: <2016-07-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/484458

1.1.15 The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation

AUTHOR: Hannah Fry
ADDED: <2015-11-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23258103

1.1.16 Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel (Great Discoveries)

AUTHOR: Rebecca Goldstein
ADDED: <2015-03-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51287

1.2 Evolution/Emergence/Order

This is a slightly fuzzy section. What I have put here are books that try to or assist in understanding why and how are there certain order and pattern in nature. I am not sure which exact fields to look at for answers to questions about natural order and its emergence, therefore this section might stay a hodgepodge for a while.

1.2.1 Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

AUTHOR: Vaclav Smil
ADDED: [2019-09-22]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44512537-growth

1.2.2 Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society

AUTHOR: Daniel S. Milo
ADDED: [2019-07-31]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Enough-Tolerance-Mediocrity-Society/dp/0674504623

1.2.3 A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

AUTHOR: John H. Miller
ADDED: [2018-11-03]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25273751-a-crude-look-at-the-whole

1.2.4 The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

AUTHOR: David Quammen
ADDED: [2018-10-06]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Tree-Radical-History-Life/dp/1476776628

1.2.5 Evolutionary Game Theory (The MIT Press)

AUTHOR: Jorgen W. Weibull
ADDED: <2018-08-11>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Evolutionary-Game-Theory-MIT-Press/dp/0262731215#reader_0262731215

1.2.6 Evolution and the Theory of Games

AUTHOR: John Maynard Smith
ADDED: <2018-08-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41862.Evolution_and_the_Theory_of_Games

1.2.7 Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

AUTHOR: Francisco J. Ayala, John C. Avise
ADDED: <2018-07-18>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Readings-Evolutionary-Biology-Francisco/dp/1421413051

1.2.8 Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems

AUTHOR: Andreas Wagner
ADDED: <2018-02-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/163233.Robustness_and_Evolvability_in_Living_Systems

1.2.9 Principles of Evolution: From the Planck Epoch to Complex Multicellular Life

AUTHOR: Hildegard Meyer-Ortmanns, Stefan Thurner
ADDED: <2018-02-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10802010-principles-of-evolution

1.2.10 Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems: An Introductory Analysis with Applications to Biology, Control, and Artificial Intelligence

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-12-16>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Adaptation-Natural-Artificial-Systems-Introductory/dp/0262581116

1.2.11 READ Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World

CLOSED: [2018-11-21 Wed 01:17]

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-10-18>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Probably-Approximately-Correct-Algorithms-Prospering/dp/0465060722/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

This is about viewing evolution as computing a PAC learnable solution (specifically a subset, the evolvable class of functions).

An important general point throughout the book is about the separation between theoryless and theoryful problems. In case of theoryless, the solver tries to cope under some specific data distribution using a computational and statistical efficient (in the regular polynomial complexity term) algorithm. This formalism shapes the focus of the book which is more about the practical tractability of nature's algorithms rather than the algorithms themselves.

1.2.12 The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin's Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World - and Us

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-09-20>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Beauty-Darwins-Forgotten-Theory/dp/0385537212

1.2.13 Evolution and the Levels of Selection

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-08-23>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Levels-Selection-Samir-Okasha/dp/0199556717

1.2.14 The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition

AUTHOR: Robert Axelrod
ADDED: <2017-07-28>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Cooperation-Revised-Robert-Axelrod/dp/0465005640

1.2.15 READING On Growth and Form

AUTHOR: D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, John Tyler Bonner
ADDED: <2017-03-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/460984

1.2.16 Emergence: From Chaos To Order

AUTHOR: John H. Holland
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/896539

1.2.17 Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

AUTHOR: Steven Johnson
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2296

1.2.18 Harnessing Complexity

AUTHOR: Robert Axelrod, Michael D. Cohen
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/366820

1.2.19 Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity

AUTHOR: John H. Holland, Heather Mimnaugh
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/183954

1.2.20 READ An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms

CLOSED: [2017-05-30 Tue]

AUTHOR: Melanie Mitchell
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/105139

1.2.21 Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life

AUTHOR: John H.  Miller, Scott E. Page
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/245273

1.2.22 The Descent of Man

AUTHOR: Charles Darwin
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/185407

1.2.23 Evolution: The Modern Synthesis: The Definitive Edition

AUTHOR: Julian Huxley, Massimo Pigliucci, Gerd B. Müller
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7250157

1.2.24 Evolution—The Extended Synthesis

AUTHOR: Massimo Pigliucci, Gerd B. Müller
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7618919

1.2.25 Evolution: Making Sense of Life

AUTHOR: Carl Zimmer, Douglas J. Emlen
ADDED: <2017-02-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25785066

1.2.26 The Origin of Species

AUTHOR: Charles Darwin
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22463

1.2.27 Cellular Automata And Complexity: Collected Papers

AUTHOR: Stephen Wolfram
ADDED: <2017-01-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/459614

1.2.28 Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/472609

1.2.29 The Self Made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39076

1.2.30 Shapes: Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3047954

1.2.31 Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26240445

1.2.32 READ The Wisdom of Crowds

CLOSED: [2017-07-28 Fri 17:35]

AUTHOR: James Surowiecki
ADDED: <2016-09-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68143

This is a great book. It's of perfect length for the matter and the way it presents them.

At places, it felt like doing a little bit of exaggeration by criticizing the classical wisdom too much. Many of the times an approach which has less explanation and theory behind it is frowned upon. Many of the group-behavior based solutions fall in this category. They might work well, but their lack of popularity is not entirely surprising and irrational.

Also, the last chapter on democracy worries me a little. The point of the chapter is that democracy is better than other forms because it uses the crowd's wisdom. While presenting good arguments, this chapter tries to convince you of something vague. Not that the conclusion is wrong—that group wisdom can be used much more effectively in a democracy—but the examples leave places to fill in before you get completely satisfied.

Overall, I like how the book classifies the type of problems faced by a crowd and the conditions they need to make wise decisions there. These are some really good cues for analyzing and understanding a bunch of social scenarios.

1.2.33 The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds, Sponges and Corals

AUTHOR: Jaap A. Kaandorp
ADDED: <2016-09-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1670860

1.2.34 The Algorithmic Beauty Of Sea Shells

AUTHOR: Hans Meinhardt
ADDED: <2016-09-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1703514

1.2.35 The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants

AUTHOR: Przemysław Prusinkiewicz
ADDED: <2016-09-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/944626

1.2.36 Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

AUTHOR: Duncan J. Watts
ADDED: <2016-03-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/818170

1.2.37 Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and Randomness

AUTHOR: Duncan J. Watts
ADDED: <2015-12-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/373169

1.2.38 READ Simply Complexity

CLOSED: [2016-02-27 Sat]

AUTHOR: Neil Johnson
ADDED: <2015-12-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18936836

1.2.39 Think Complexity: Complexity Science and Computational Modeling

AUTHOR: Allen B. Downey
ADDED: <2015-12-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13234078

1.2.40 Artificial Life: A Report from the Frontier Where Computers Meet Biology

AUTHOR: Steven Levy
ADDED: <2015-12-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/737831

1.2.41 READ Sync: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

CLOSED: [2015-12-11 Fri]

AUTHOR: Steven H. Strogatz
ADDED: <2015-12-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16173023

1.2.42 Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos

AUTHOR: Roger Lewin
ADDED: <2015-11-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/384547

1.2.43 Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do

AUTHOR: Albert-László Barabási
ADDED: <2015-11-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7442792

1.2.44 Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

AUTHOR: M. Mitchell Waldrop
ADDED: <2015-11-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/337123

1.2.45 The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution

AUTHOR: Stuart A. Kauffman
ADDED: <2015-11-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/783559

1.2.46 READ Complexity: A Guided Tour

CLOSED: [2015-11-06 Fri]

AUTHOR: Melanie Mitchell
ADDED: <2015-10-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8207901

1.2.47 Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

AUTHOR: Andreas Wagner
ADDED: <2015-03-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821275

1.2.48 The Fractal Geometry of Nature

AUTHOR: Benoît B. Mandelbrot
ADDED: <2015-02-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/558059

1.2.49 The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

AUTHOR: Richard Dawkins
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6117055

1.2.50 The Epigenetics Revolution

AUTHOR: Nessa Carey
ADDED: <2015-01-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12414734

1.2.51 READ A New Kind of Science

CLOSED: [2015-12-27 Sun]

AUTHOR: Stephen Wolfram
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/238558

1.2.52 Life Itself: A Comprehensive Inquiry Into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life

AUTHOR: Robert Rosen
ADDED: <2014-11-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/865617

1.2.53 READ The Selfish Gene

CLOSED: [2018-01-04 Thu 23:31]

AUTHOR: Richard Dawkins
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61535

This is a great book. I probably read it at the right time to understand and appreciate more of the issues it talks about. For an amateur interested in evolution, this marks an important point from where you start to think more deeply about why the world is the way it is.

1.2.54 READ The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

AUTHOR: Richard Dawkins
ADDED: <2014-04-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/117047

1.2.55 READ Chaos: Making a New Science

CLOSED: [2014-03-23 Sun]

AUTHOR: James Gleick
ADDED: <2014-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64582

1.2.56 The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

AUTHOR: Nick Lane
ADDED: <2016-03-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23316494

1.3 Programming

Books about the craft itself. More theoretical computer science is going to go in the math section.

1.3.1 Clean Architecture: A Craftsman's Guide to Software Structure and Design

AUTHOR: Robert C. Martin
ADDED: [2018-12-27]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.in/Clean-Architecture-Craftsmans-Software-Structure/dp/935286512X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1545849396&sr=1-1&keywords=clean+architecture

1.3.2 Exercises in Programming Style

AUTHOR: Cristina Videira Lopes
ADDED: [2018-11-07]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Exercises-Programming-Style-Cristina-Videira/dp/1482227371

1.3.3 Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

AUTHOR: Charles Petzold
ADDED: [2018-10-06]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Language-Computer-Hardware-Software/dp/0735611319#reader_0735611319

1.3.4 The Little Typer

AUTHOR: Daniel P. Friedman, David Thrane Christiansen
ADDED: [2018-09-30]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0262536439/

1.3.5 READ The Little MLer

CLOSED: [2018-09-30 Sun 15:33]

AUTHOR: Matthias Felleisen, Daniel P. Friedman
ADDED: [2018-09-30]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Little-MLer-Matthias-Felleisen/dp/026256114X

1.3.6 Higher-Order Perl: Transforming Programs with Programs

AUTHOR: Mark Jason Dominus
ADDED: <2018-08-05>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Higher-Order-Perl-Transforming-Programs/dp/1558607013

1.3.7 Programming Pearls (ACM Press)

AUTHOR: Jon Bentley
ADDED: <2018-08-05>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.in/Programming-Pearls-ACM-Press-Bentley/dp/0201657880

1.3.8 Purely Functional Data Structures

AUTHOR: Chris Okasaki
ADDED: <2018-08-05>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Purely-Functional-Structures-Chris-Okasaki/dp/0521663504/

1.3.9 Engineering: A Compiler

AUTHOR: Keith Cooper, Linda Torczon
ADDED: <2018-08-01>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/012088478X/

1.3.10 The Art of the Metaobject Protocol

AUTHOR: Gregor Kiczales, Jim Des Rivieres, Daniel G. Bobrow
ADDED: <2018-07-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/274495.The_Art_of_the_Metaobject_Protocol?from_search=true

1.3.11 READ The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering

CLOSED: [2019-09-15 Sun 22:37]

AUTHOR: Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
ADDED: <2018-07-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13629.The_Mythical_Man_Month

This is about team software engineering which makes it a book on management more than anything. A few essays (e.g. No Silver Bullet) and many ideas are pretty famous so might not give a POV shift.

I liked the piece on consistency which discussed why single designer systems make practical sense.

1.3.12 READ The Elements of Programming Style, 2nd Edition

CLOSED: [2018-12-23 Sun 22:41]

AUTHOR: Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger
ADDED: <2018-07-28>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Programming-Style-2nd/dp/0070342075

Languages used in the book (FORTRAN, PL/I) are outdated but the ideas discussed are pretty relevant, specially for professional programmers (since maintainability issues show up quickly when multiple people are involved).

The rules listed in the book, which you can read from the Wikipedia page, are commonplace these days (at least in theory) but since the book is short and the commentary elaborates a certain approach for application of these rules, it's a worthwhile read.

1.3.13 READ Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming

CLOSED: [2018-08-26 Sun 13:39]

AUTHOR: Peter Seibel
ADDED: <2018-07-23>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Coders-Work-Reflections-Craft-Programming/dp/1430219483

1.3.14 READ Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

CLOSED: [2018-01-24 Wed 22:59]

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2018-01-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7912517-seven-languages-in-seven-weeks

1.3.15 Realm of Racket: Learn to Program, One Game at a Time!

AUTHOR: Conrad Barski M.D., David Van Horn, Eight Students Northeastern University of
ADDED: <2017-10-14>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1593274912/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

1.3.16 Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

AUTHOR: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Patterns-Elements-Reusable-Object-Oriented/dp/0201633612

1.3.17 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

AUTHOR: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43713.Structure_and_Interpretation_of_Computer_Programs?ac=1&from_search=true

1.3.18 How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing

AUTHOR: Matthias Felleisen
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/How-Design-Programs-Introduction-Programming/dp/0262062186

1.3.19 Practical Common Lisp

AUTHOR: Peter Seibel
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Common-Lisp-Peter-Seibel/dp/1590592395

1.3.20 Beautiful Racket

AUTHOR: Matthew Butterick
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
URL: http://beautifulracket.com/

1.3.21 READ The Little Schemer

CLOSED: [2018-11-23 Fri 12:25]

AUTHOR: Daniel P. Friedman, Matthias Felleisen, Duane Bibby, Gerald J. Sussman
ADDED: <2017-04-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/548914

1.3.22 On Lisp: Advanced Techniques for Common Lisp

AUTHOR: Paul Graham
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41803

1.3.23 READ The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

CLOSED: [2017-06-29 Thu 14:36]

AUTHOR: Andrew Hunt, Dave Thomas
ADDED: <2016-09-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4099

A good book. More like a collection of things, but the authors state this upfront so it doesn't break the idea of a flowing read. Has a light take on the ideas it presents, which makes it a comfortable read without sounding overly preachy.

1.3.24 Literate Programming

AUTHOR: Donald Ervin Knuth
ADDED: <2016-09-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/112245

1.3.25 Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common LISP

AUTHOR: Peter Norvig
ADDED: <2014-07-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/83884

1.4 Design/Art

This section is more general than what the title proclaims. Here I have tried to keep books which talk about a way of presenting information, interfaces and ideas.

1.4.1 READ Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences

CLOSED: [2018-07-21 Sat 00:42]

AUTHOR: Cathy Pearl
ADDED: <2018-07-21>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Voice-User-Interfaces-Conversational/dp/1491955414

1.4.2 Pantone's Guide to Communicating with Color

AUTHOR: Leatrice Eisemann
ADDED: <2018-04-10>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J8HX5E

1.4.3 The Elements of Typographic Style

AUTHOR: Robert Bringhurst
ADDED: <2018-04-10>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0881792063/

1.4.4 Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-08-09>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Make-Me-Think-Usability/dp/0321344758

1.4.5 Advanced Cartooning and Other Drawings

AUTHOR: B. Kliban
ADDED: <2017-06-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/550802

1.4.6 The Story of Art

AUTHOR: E.H. Gombrich
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/222078.The_Story_of_Art

1.4.7 Visual Thinking

AUTHOR: Rudolf Arnheim
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/365660

1.4.8 Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation

AUTHOR: E.H. Gombrich
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61506

1.4.9 READ Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

CLOSED: [2017-07-01 Sat 15:23]

AUTHOR: Edward R. Tufte
ADDED: <2017-01-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17746

Loved this book thoroughly. Takes me back to the explanatory books I used to read when younger. Makes you develop an eye for criticizing / respecting visual explanations, just what you expect from the title.

1.4.10 READ Envisioning Information

CLOSED: [2017-02-20 Mon]

AUTHOR: Edward R. Tufte
ADDED: <2017-01-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17745

1.4.11 READ The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

CLOSED: [2017-01-18 Wed]

AUTHOR: Edward R. Tufte
ADDED: <2016-12-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17744

Interesting read on some of the earlier theory and works in statistical visualizations.

1.4.12 A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

AUTHOR: Kate L. Turabian, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, University of Chicago Press
ADDED: <2016-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/201004

1.4.13 The Chicago Manual of Style

AUTHOR: University of Chicago Press
ADDED: <2016-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/103362

1.4.14 Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace

AUTHOR: Joseph M. Williams
ADDED: <2016-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17789795

1.4.15 The Grammar of Graphics

AUTHOR: Leland Wilkinson
ADDED: <2016-10-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2549408

1.4.16 READ Beautiful Evidence

CLOSED: [2018-01-11 Thu 18:15]

AUTHOR: Edward R. Tufte
ADDED: <2016-09-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17743

1.4.17 READ Butterick's Practical Typography

CLOSED: [2016-06-26 Sun]

AUTHOR: Matthew Butterick, Erik Spiekermann
ADDED: <2015-11-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18244760

1.4.18 READ How to Write a Thesis

CLOSED: [2018-02-24 Sat 13:00]

AUTHOR: Umberto Eco, Caterina Mongiat Farina, Geoff Farina, Francesco Erspamer
ADDED: <2015-05-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23461426

As is already iterated in the translators' notes, this book is pretty outdated as far as the specifics are concerned. Nevertheless, this presents a good set of approaches on organizing and executing research. Many of these are already popular. In that case:

My book can then serve as a reminder, bringing to awareness what many of you have already absorbed without realizing it.

1.4.19 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

AUTHOR: Stephen King
ADDED: <2015-02-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10569

1.4.20 The Elements of Style

AUTHOR: William Strunk Jr., E.B. White
ADDED: <2015-02-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33514

1.4.21 READ Ernest Hemingway on Writing

CLOSED: [2019-10-18 Fri 23:19]

AUTHOR: Ernest Hemingway, Larry W. Phillips, Charles Scribner Jr.
ADDED: <2015-02-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42683

1.4.22 READ The Design of Everyday Things

CLOSED: [2016-06-27 Mon]

AUTHOR: Donald A. Norman
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/840

1.4.23 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

AUTHOR: Anne Lamott
ADDED: <2015-02-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12543

1.5 Biographies/Memoirs

1.5.1 The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

AUTHOR: Tom Bissell
ADDED: <2017-09-18>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Disaster-Artist-Inside-Greatest-Movie/dp/1451661193

1.5.2 The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

AUTHOR: Charles Darwin, Nora Barlow
ADDED: <2017-09-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/185404.The_Autobiography_of_Charles_Darwin_1809_82

1.5.3 Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

AUTHOR: Leah Remini, Rebecca Paley
ADDED: <2016-11-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26827675

1.5.4 Mein Kampf

AUTHOR: Adolf Hitler
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54270

1.5.5 READ Confessions of a Necromancer

CLOSED: [2016-09-27 Tue]

AUTHOR: Pieter Hintjens
ADDED: <2016-11-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32326166

1.5.6 Hitch-22: A Memoir

AUTHOR: Christopher Hitchens
ADDED: <2016-08-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7332753

1.5.7 READ Mortality

CLOSED: [2016-08-30 Tue]

AUTHOR: Christopher Hitchens
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13529055

There is a different complexion in a dying person's writing. You don't have to like it or hate it. It's honest, brutal and beautiful.

1.5.8 READ Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

CLOSED: [2016-08-13 Sat]

AUTHOR: Allie Brosh
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17571564

1.5.9 A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)

AUTHOR: Dave Pelzer
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60748

1.5.10 Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People

AUTHOR: Stephen Wolfram
ADDED: <2016-07-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30618260

1.5.11 Infidel

AUTHOR: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/81227

1.5.12 The Year of Magical Thinking

AUTHOR: Joan Didion
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7815

1.5.13 Feynman's Rainbow: A Search for Beauty in Physics and in Life

AUTHOR: Leonard Mlodinow
ADDED: <2016-03-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45776

1.5.14 The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

AUTHOR: Ernesto Che Guevara, Aleida Guevara March
ADDED: <2015-10-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/172732

1.5.15 Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

AUTHOR: Siobhan Roberts
ADDED: <2015-10-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22529392

1.5.16 Under a Lucky Star

AUTHOR: Roy Chapman Andrews, Charles Gallenkamp, Ann Bausum
ADDED: <2015-07-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6355840

1.5.17 On the Move: A Life

AUTHOR: Oliver Sacks
ADDED: <2015-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24972194

1.5.18 Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

AUTHOR: Jill Lepore
ADDED: <2015-04-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17262121

1.5.19 The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

AUTHOR: Graham Farmelo
ADDED: <2015-02-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6629359

1.5.20 Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior

AUTHOR: Jonathan Weiner
ADDED: <2015-02-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/164064

1.5.21 Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

AUTHOR: Brenda Maddox
ADDED: <2015-02-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/326851

1.5.22 Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey

AUTHOR: Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman
ADDED: <2015-01-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/135484

1.5.23 Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children

AUTHOR: Albert Einstein, Alice Calaprice, Robert Schulmann, Evelyn Einstein
ADDED: <2015-01-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/665625

1.5.24 READ Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

CLOSED: [2015-05-04 Mon]

AUTHOR: James Gleick
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10380467

1.5.25 A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life

AUTHOR: J. Craig Venter
ADDED: <2015-01-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1865671

1.5.26 READ What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

CLOSED: [2016-03-04 Fri]

AUTHOR: Richard Feynman
ADDED: <2014-12-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10916738

1.5.27 Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

AUTHOR: Steven Levy
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56829

1.5.28 The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

AUTHOR: Robert Kanigel
ADDED: <2014-12-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106139

1.5.29 READ Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

AUTHOR: Sean Patrick
ADDED: <2014-04-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17835351

1.5.30 READ Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:16]

AUTHOR: Richard Feynman
ADDED: <2014-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5544

1.5.31 October Sky

AUTHOR: Homer Hickam
ADDED: <2015-08-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/124862

1.6 Religion

1.6.1 Religion and Science

AUTHOR: Bertrand Russell, Michael Ruse
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51790

1.6.2 A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

AUTHOR: Karen Armstrong
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3873.A_History_of_God

1.6.3 The Book Your Church Doesn't Want You to Read

AUTHOR: Tim C. Leedom, Bill Jenkins
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/498359

1.6.4 Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans

AUTHOR: David Niose
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13167816

1.6.5 Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment

AUTHOR: Phil Zuckerman
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4286013

1.6.6 The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

AUTHOR: Christopher Hitchens, Titus Lucretius Carus, Omar Khayyám, Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, David Hume, James Boswell, Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Eliot, Charles Darwin, Leslie Stephen, Anatole France, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Emma Goldman, H.P. Lovecraft, Carl Van Doren, H.L. Mencken, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, John Betjeman, Chapman Cohen, Bertrand Russell, Philip Larkin, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, John Updike, John Leslie Mackie, Michael Shermer, A.J. Ayer, Daniel C. Dennett, Charles Templeton, Richard Dawkins, Victor J. Stenger, Elizabeth S.  Anderson, Penn Jillette, Ian McEwan, Steven Weinberg, Salman Rushdie, Ibn Warraq, Sam Harris, A.C. Grayling, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1566053

1.6.7 The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

AUTHOR: Sam Harris
ADDED: <2017-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29501

1.6.8 The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

AUTHOR: Steve Wells
ADDED: <2017-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16161010

1.6.9 God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

AUTHOR: Christopher Hitchens
ADDED: <2017-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43369

1.6.10 Letter to a Christian Nation

AUTHOR: Sam Harris
ADDED: <2017-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51299

1.6.12 What I Believe

AUTHOR: Bertrand Russell
ADDED: <2016-09-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/67354

1.6.13 The Varieties of Religious Experience

AUTHOR: William James
ADDED: <2016-06-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28820

1.6.14 Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World

AUTHOR: David    Silverman, Cara Santa Maria
ADDED: <2015-12-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23848169

1.6.15 The Evolution of God

AUTHOR: Robert Wright
ADDED: <2015-02-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6340873

1.6.16 Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

AUTHOR: Alain de Botton
ADDED: <2015-02-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12576334

1.6.17 The God Delusion

AUTHOR: Richard Dawkins
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14743

1.6.18 The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism

AUTHOR: Fritjof Capra
ADDED: <2014-04-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10238

1.7 Philosophy

1.7.1 On Bullshit

AUTHOR: Harry G. Frankfurt
ADDED: [2019-07-13]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/385.On_Bullshit

1.7.2 A Treatise of Human Nature

AUTHOR: David Hume
ADDED: [2019-01-04]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.in/Treatise-Human-Nature-Philosophical-Classics/dp/0486432505

1.7.3 READ Moral Fables, followed by “Thoughts”

CLOSED: [2019-01-16 Wed 22:06]

AUTHOR: Giacomo Leopardi, J.G. Nichols
ADDED: [2018-12-26]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33509756-moral-fables-followed-by-thoughts?ac=1&from_search=true

1.7.4 Infinity and the Mind: The Science and Philosophy of the Infinite

AUTHOR: Rudy Rucker
ADDED: [2018-11-06]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/274050.Infinity_and_the_Mind

1.7.5 Science and the Modern World

AUTHOR: Alfred North Whitehead
ADDED: <2018-06-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/253801.Science_and_the_Modern_World

1.7.6 READ Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals

CLOSED: [2018-08-23 Thu 02:00]

AUTHOR: Robert M. Pirsig
ADDED: <2018-06-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31093.Lila

This is the ideological sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and has a more formalized explanation of 'Quality'. Even though I might be writing a short post about my feelings for Quality, I feel I can do some nitpicking here.

In the closing sections, there is an exploration of root of the word arete where we go on to find connections with the Sanskrit word ऋत. Then we connect a few more dots and conclude a few things. What worries me is the process of getting there which felt like inducing a lot of bias. Maybe there is a connection, maybe there is none. But if this connection is important, then we should be going there in a more matter-of-fact fashion and a bit earlier too.

This nebulousness gets reinforced by a few other cases where the arguments don't feel very solid for something which maybe doesn't even need an objective argument to begin with. For example there is a discussion of nimbus which tries to convince you of dynamic quality in an empirical-ish way but then stays at a kind of safe distance.

The book is read worthy but if you come in with questions, you probably will not be a very comfortable person at the end. To clarify, a part of this is because the idea itself is not the theory of everything, but there are other pieces (like the examples above) which will leave you feeling like you can find inconsistencies somewhere. My next steps will mostly involve trying to do this finding and see what things pop up.

1.7.7 Critique of Pure Reason

AUTHOR: Immanuel Kant
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18288.Critique_of_Pure_Reason
ADDED: <2018-06-04>

1.7.8 READ I Am a Strange Loop

CLOSED: [2018-05-26 Sat 15:41]

AUTHOR: Douglas R. Hofstadter
ADDED: <2018-05-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/123471.I_Am_a_Strange_Loop

This reminds me a lot of a newer book 'Consciousness and the Social Brain' by Michael Graziano, where the author talks about an attention schema. In that, consciousness of a system is basically attention directed towards a model of itself.

And this is the idea behind the strange loops in this book. A system with enough representational power to represent itself is going to perceive, analyze and modify itself. This ability to loop around is what makes it conscious.

This book is good but unless you have dualist tendencies or have inclination towards other solutions, it might feel lengthy since Douglas presents a lot of examples and analogies.

1.7.9 The Denial of Death

AUTHOR: Ernest Becker, Sam Keen, Daniel Goleman
ADDED: <2017-09-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2761.The_Denial_of_Death

1.7.10 The Age of Reason

AUTHOR: Thomas Paine
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1031803

1.7.11 Common Sense

AUTHOR: Thomas Paine
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/161744

1.7.12 The Republic

AUTHOR: Plato, Desmond Lee
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30289

1.7.13 Myths to Live By

AUTHOR: Joseph Campbell, Johnson E. Fairchild
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/821380

1.7.14 Mind in Society: Development of Higher Psychological Processes

AUTHOR: Lev S. Vygotsky, Vera John-Steiner, Michael Cole, Sylvia Scribner, Ellen Souberman
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/146977

1.7.15 Freedom and Culture

AUTHOR: John Dewey, Robert M. Baird, Stuart E. Rosenbaum
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/220895

1.7.16 The Interpretation of Cultures

AUTHOR: Clifford Geertz
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/330006

1.7.17 Privacy and Freedom

AUTHOR: Alan Westin
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21535409

1.7.18 On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

AUTHOR: Timothy Snyder
ADDED: <2017-06-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33917107

1.7.19 Utopia

AUTHOR: Thomas More, Paul Turner
ADDED: <2017-03-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18414

1.7.20 Development as Freedom

AUTHOR: Amartya Sen
ADDED: <2017-03-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/173961

1.7.21 Politics

AUTHOR: Aristotle
ADDED: <2017-03-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19083

1.7.22 The Wealth of Nations

AUTHOR: Adam Smith
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25698

1.7.23 Two Treatises of Government

AUTHOR: John Locke, Peter Laslett, Raymond Geuss
ADDED: <2017-03-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/364550

1.7.24 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

AUTHOR: David Hume
ADDED: <2017-03-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/130119

1.7.25 The New Organon

AUTHOR: Francis Bacon, Lisa Jardine, Michael Silverthorne
ADDED: <2017-03-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/309002

1.7.26 READ Sceptical Essays

CLOSED: [2018-06-24 Sun 22:48]

AUTHOR: Bertrand Russell, John N. Gray
ADDED: <2017-02-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/144355

Probably not a lot new for contemporary readers, but there are places where you will feel a little amused realizing that the content here are from the 1920s.

1.7.27 Man and His Symbols

AUTHOR: C.G. Jung, Joseph L. Henderson, Aniela Jaffé, Jolande Jacobi, John Freeman, Marie-Louise von Franz
ADDED: <2017-02-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/123632

1.7.28 Candide

AUTHOR: Voltaire
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19380

1.7.29 The Communist Manifesto

AUTHOR: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Gareth Stedman Jones
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30474

1.7.30 The Anatomy of Fascism

AUTHOR: Robert O. Paxton
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/188378

1.7.31 READ Five Moral Pieces

CLOSED: [2018-03-28 Wed 21:26]

AUTHOR: Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10515

Really good pieces in here. Specially Ur-Fascism.

1.7.32 Leviathan

AUTHOR: Thomas Hobbes, C.B. Macpherson
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/91953

1.7.33 The Anti-Christ

AUTHOR: Friedrich Nietzsche, H.L. Mencken
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18304

1.7.34 Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda

AUTHOR: Noam Chomsky
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12615

1.7.35 On Anarchism

AUTHOR: Noam Chomsky, Barry Pateman
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12618

1.7.36 READ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

CLOSED: [2018-06-08 Fri 13:16]

AUTHOR: Robert M. Pirsig
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/629

I am unsure if I really get the philosophy of quality. The basic idea is alright, Quality goes above the subject/object division and bridges them both. As a way of life, it has certain nice outcomes. What I am not sure of, is about the objective (note the contradiction, which I can't avoid with my current philosophical knowledge) truth of the thesis considering all the scientific knowledge we have right now.

Knowing that the second book goes on formalizing this concept a little bit more, I will hold my opinions for a while. Nevertheless, this is a nice read with a beautiful story embedded in it.

Thanks to Nick for the book!

1.7.37 The Anatomy of Melancholy

AUTHOR: Robert  Burton, William H. Gass
ADDED: <2016-06-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/557658

1.7.38 Thus Spoke Zarathustra

AUTHOR: Friedrich Nietzsche
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24257

1.7.39 The Flight of the Garuda: The Dzogchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism

AUTHOR: Padmasambhava, Godemchan, Guru Chowang, Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, Keith Dowman
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2508146

1.7.40 Humiliation: And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence

AUTHOR: William Ian Miller
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/566817

1.7.41 The Last Word

AUTHOR: Thomas Nagel
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/257864

1.7.42 Reasons and Persons

AUTHOR: Derek Parfit
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/327051

1.7.43 A History of Western Philosophy

AUTHOR: Bertrand Russell
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/243685

1.7.44 Orientalism

AUTHOR: Edward Said
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/355190

1.7.45 The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

AUTHOR: Samuel P. Huntington
ADDED: <2015-11-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/413179

1.7.46 Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2015-05-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19381681

1.7.47 The Interpretation of Dreams

AUTHOR: Sigmund Freud
ADDED: <2015-07-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/93981

1.7.48 Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology

AUTHOR: John Martineau, Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau
ADDED: <2015-02-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7962457

1.7.49 The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

AUTHOR: Alan W. Watts
ADDED: <2015-02-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60551

1.7.50 Experimental Philosophy

AUTHOR: Joshua Knobe, Shaun Nichols
ADDED: <2015-02-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3215586

1.7.51 Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth

AUTHOR: Jim Baggott
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16255226

1.7.52 READ The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning

CLOSED: [2015-03-13 Fri]

AUTHOR: Marcelo Gleiser
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22443383

1.7.53 A History of Western Philosophy, Volume 1: The Classical Mind

AUTHOR: W.T. Jones, Robert J. Fogelin
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/116841

1.7.54 But We Were Born Free

AUTHOR: Elmer Holmes Davis
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18930684

1.7.55 Who Speaks for Man

AUTHOR: Norman Cousins
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17457133

1.7.56 Timaeus

AUTHOR: Plato, Donald J. Zeyl
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1130209

1.7.57 The Ascent of Man

AUTHOR: Jacob Bronowski
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/461104

1.7.58 READ Walden

CLOSED: [2019-04-03 Wed 10:58]

AUTHOR: Henry David Thoreau
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17792189

Took a little more time than regular. Mostly because, after a while, I started picking small chunks and going through them deliberately. Less concerned with having the content stay longer in memory, more with the idea of putting myself as close as possible to the author. And it turned out to be a rewarding experience.

1.7.59 Man's Search for Meaning

AUTHOR: Viktor E. Frankl
ADDED: <2015-01-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4069

1.7.60 READ What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches

CLOSED: [2015-01-19 Mon]

AUTHOR: Erwin Schrödinger, Roger Penrose
ADDED: <2015-01-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18637768

1.7.61 The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

AUTHOR: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
ADDED: <2014-12-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17349

1.7.62 Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

AUTHOR: Max Tegmark
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19395553

1.7.63 READ The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

CLOSED: [2019-02-24 Sun 19:49]

AUTHOR: Thomas S. Kuhn
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17997242

I started this a few years ago but wasn't really in the zone to continue. This time though, it went pretty well. What you will find here is a certain presentation and analysis of history of science which is not possible to find in the course of what Kuhn calls normal science. Output from normal science drives a lot of the practical progress that we see in the world and this makes us feel that scientific advancement proceeds in a cumulative fashion. At the very fundamental level though, this is not a given. Scientific revolutions involve perceptual switches between two paradigms which are at odds concerning the meaning of fundamental ontological forms. Post revolution, the usual methods of scientific communication (either textbooks or pop-science) will not, by design, represent the crisis faithfully enough to have similar discussions as in the period of revolution.

You can clearly see why the ideas presented have controversies around them. A good set of criticisms and arguments against it can be found in the postscript itself. One that stands out to me is the idea that the whole thing promotes relativism in some form. Considering the ways in which a certain person assimilates a certain paradigm as true, this discussion is fundamentally about whether there is a neutral standpoint for viewing and understanding natural phenomenon. Most fundamental pieces of the book are based on absence of such neutral observation language. What happens if such is not the case is going to be interesting.

1.7.64 Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

AUTHOR: Richard Dawkins
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31487

1.7.65 The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

AUTHOR: Armand Marie Leroi
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821396

1.7.66 READ Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:18]

AUTHOR: Edwin A. Abbott, Banesh Hoffmann
ADDED: <2014-10-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/433567

1.7.67 Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

AUTHOR: Douglas R. Hofstadter
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24113

1.8 Uncategorized

What sections can I create for these? Gleaning over the list makes me think at the least the following would be okay:

  1. Philosophy
  2. Social science/history/politics
  3. Skepticism/rationality
  4. Physics
  5. Popular science (the catch-all section)

1.8.1 Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere

AUTHOR: Alaina G. Levine
ADDED: [2019-10-13]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Networking-Nerds-Game-Changing-Opportunities-Everywhere/dp/1118663586

1.8.2 Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

AUTHOR: Sabine Hossenfelder
ADDED: [2018-12-07]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Math-Beauty-Physics-Astray/dp/0465094252

1.8.3 READ The Cultural Logic of Computation

CLOSED: [2019-01-14 Mon 01:52]

AUTHOR: David Golumbia
ADDED: [2018-11-15]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6386295-the-cultural-logic-of-computation

A bit on the academic side. It would have helped if I had better background about the various -ism words used but in any case this book provided a lot of food for thought.

The core idea which is shared by almost all the sections/chapters is that computationalism is just a scaled up version of rationality and it hasn't really, at least yet, improved (the usual meaning, democracy, equality etc.) the underlying political structure of our society contrary to how the whole system is advertised. More than just being another technology though, computers come very close to and almost satisfy the vision of a crude, mechanistic and individualistic explanation of everything. The approximation errors this time, as compared to other technological shifts, are badly misread and the consequences are more severe.

1.8.4 Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe

AUTHOR: Roger Penrose
ADDED: [2018-11-15]
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Faith-Fantasy-Physics-Universe/dp/0691119791

1.8.5 Democracy's Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America (How Things Worked)

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2018-07-01>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Democracys-Schools-Public-Education-America/dp/1421423219

1.8.6 The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America

AUTHOR: Sarah E. Igo
ADDED: <2018-07-01>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Known-Citizen-History-Privacy-America/dp/0674737504

1.8.7 From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

AUTHOR: Daniel C. Dennett
ADDED: <2018-02-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231803-from-bacteria-to-bach-and-back

1.8.8 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto #2)

AUTHOR: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ADDED: <2017-10-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/242472.The_Black_Swan

1.8.9 Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto #1)

AUTHOR: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ADDED: <2017-10-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38315.Fooled_by_Randomness

1.8.10 The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

AUTHOR: Andrew Solomon
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13932.The_Noonday_Demon

1.8.11 The Song Of The Dodo: Island Biogeography In An Age Of Extinctions

AUTHOR: David Quammen
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/546725.The_Song_Of_The_Dodo

1.8.12 Thinking, Fast and Slow

AUTHOR: Daniel Kahneman
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11468377-thinking-fast-and-slow

1.8.13 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

AUTHOR: Siddhartha Mukherjee
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7170627-the-emperor-of-all-maladies

1.8.14 The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain

AUTHOR: Daniel Gardner
ADDED: <2017-07-27>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Science-Fear-Culture-Manipulates-Brain/dp/0452295467

1.8.15 Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

AUTHOR: Guy Deutscher
ADDED: <2017-07-04>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Through-Language-Glass-Different-Languages/dp/0312610491

1.8.16 Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain–and How it Changed the World

AUTHOR: Carl Zimmer
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743272056

1.8.17 The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era

AUTHOR: Gretchen Bakke
ADDED: <2017-06-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26073005

1.8.18 The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years

AUTHOR: Sonia Shah
ADDED: <2017-06-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8162151

1.8.19 House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox

AUTHOR: William H. Foege
ADDED: <2017-06-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9772046

1.8.20 Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues

AUTHOR: Paul Farmer
ADDED: <2017-06-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10233

1.8.21 Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

AUTHOR: Yuval Noah Harari
ADDED: <2017-06-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31138556

1.8.22 Sustainable Materials - With Both Eyes Open

AUTHOR: Julian M. Allwood, Jonathan M. Cullen
ADDED: <2017-06-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13072034

1.8.23 Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology

AUTHOR: K. Eric Drexler, Marvin Minsky
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/83596

1.8.24 Relativity Visualized: The Gold Nugget of Relativity Books

AUTHOR: Lewis Carroll Epstein
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17363

1.8.25 The Machinery of Life

AUTHOR: David S. Goodsell
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6601267

1.8.26 Diagrammatica: The Path to Feynman Diagrams (Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics)

AUTHOR: Martinus Veltman
ADDED: <2017-09-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/330562.Diagrammatica

1.8.27 Mastering the Techniques of Teaching

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2018-01-11>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Techniques-Teaching-Joseph-Lowman/dp/078795568X

1.8.28 Schooling In Capitalist America: Educational Reform And The Contradictions Of Economic Life

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-12-27>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Schooling-Capitalist-America-Educational-Contradictions/dp/0465097189

1.8.29 The Idea of India

AUTHOR: Sunil Khilnani
ADDED: <2017-09-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/631243.The_Idea_of_India

1.8.30 The Annihilation of Caste

AUTHOR: B.R. Ambedkar
ADDED: <2017-09-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8521879-the-annihilation-of-caste

1.8.31 READ The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

CLOSED: [2017-09-21 Thu 03:56]

AUTHOR: Mark Manson
ADDED: <2017-09-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28257707-the-subtle-art-of-not-giving-a-f-ck

Here is a thing about self help books. You might not agree with them completely and/or they might not present solid backing for all they say, but they do help by letting you think about ideas you could not have thought much about otherwise.

This particular book is a neat example. I bet it is like (in spite of the presentation, which brought me to read it) other similar books in the genre. That means it fits into my earlier paragraph's argument and I wouldn't strongly recommend this specific book but would recommend reading/thinking about the topics it touches.

1.8.32 Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-08-31>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Hammer-Gods-Led-Zeppelin-Saga/dp/0061473081

1.8.33 READ Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

CLOSED: [2018-02-08 Thu 13:20]

AUTHOR: 
ADDED: <2017-08-23>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503497788&sr=8-1&keywords=deep+work

As I probably said earlier, self help books usually tend to work. I needed a reminder to get back to my pre undergrad flow (yes; I wasted around 4 + 2 years) and got that here. Nothing that you can't get anywhere else, but this might work also.

1.8.34 Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World

AUTHOR: David T. Courtwright
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1358247.Forces_of_Habit

1.8.35 Inside Terrorism (Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare)

AUTHOR: Bruce Hoffman
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22891.Inside_Terrorism

1.8.36 King Leopold's Ghost

AUTHOR: Adam Hochschild
ADDED: <2017-08-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/347610.King_Leopold_s_Ghost

1.8.37 The Organization Man

AUTHOR: William H. Whyte, Joseph Nocera
ADDED: <2017-07-25>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Organization-Man-William-H-Whyte/dp/0812218191

1.8.38 Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

AUTHOR: Bruce Lee, John  Little
ADDED: <2017-06-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/259311

1.8.39 Beyond Boredom and Anxiety: Experiencing Flow in Work and Play

AUTHOR: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66334

1.8.40 Language and Species

AUTHOR: Derek Bickerton
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/636140

1.8.41 The Secret of Childhood

AUTHOR: Maria Montessori
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/920412

1.8.42 Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better

AUTHOR: John Holt
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/573008

1.8.43 Lateral Thinking

AUTHOR: Edward de Bono
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/829616

1.8.44 Toward a Theory of Instruction

AUTHOR: Jerome Bruner
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1633905

1.8.45 To Understand Is to Invent

AUTHOR: Jean Piaget
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1728857

1.8.46 The Psychology of the Child

AUTHOR: Jean Piaget, Bärbel Inhelder, Helen Weaver
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/137908

1.8.47 The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man

AUTHOR: Marshall McLuhan
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/440463

1.8.48 Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education

AUTHOR: Neil Postman
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96444

1.8.49 Technology, Management and Society

AUTHOR: Peter F. Drucker
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4825159

1.8.50 How to Watch TV News

AUTHOR: Neil Postman, Steve Powers
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96446

1.8.51 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

AUTHOR: Neil Postman, Andrew Postman
ADDED: <2017-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74034

1.8.52 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

AUTHOR: Malcolm Gladwell
ADDED: <2017-06-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15751404

1.8.53 Outliers: The Story of Success

AUTHOR: Malcolm Gladwell
ADDED: <2017-06-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3228917

1.8.54 Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics

AUTHOR: Edward Rothstein
ADDED: <2017-05-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1136403

1.8.55 Science Tales

AUTHOR: Darryl Cunningham
ADDED: <2017-06-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13562838

1.8.56 The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

AUTHOR: Eric S. Raymond, Bob Young
ADDED: <2017-05-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/134825

1.8.57 No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

AUTHOR: Glenn Greenwald
ADDED: <2017-03-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18213403

1.8.58 This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

AUTHOR: Naomi Klein
ADDED: <2017-03-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21913812

1.8.59 The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

AUTHOR: Paul Collier
ADDED: <2017-03-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/493371

1.8.60 Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

AUTHOR: Carl Sagan
ADDED: <2017-02-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/485812

1.8.61 The School and Society/The Child and the Curriculum

AUTHOR: John Dewey, Philip W. Jackson
ADDED: <2017-02-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75282

1.8.62 The Disappearance of Childhood

AUTHOR: Neil Postman
ADDED: <2017-02-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79679

1.8.63 Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

AUTHOR: Marshall McLuhan, Lewis H. Lapham
ADDED: <2017-02-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/126274

1.8.64 The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

AUTHOR: Bruce Bueno De Mesquita, Alastair Smith
ADDED: <2017-02-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11612989

1.8.65 Gratitude

AUTHOR: Oliver Sacks
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161964

1.8.66 Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson

AUTHOR: Rachel Carson, Linda Lear
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/340134

1.8.67 The Sense of Wonder

AUTHOR: Rachel Carson, Charles Pratt, Nick Kelsh, Linda Lear
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27344

1.8.68 Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman 1952-64-The Story of a Remarkable Friendship (Concord Library)

AUTHOR: Rachel Carson, Dorothy Freeman, Martha E. Freeman, Paul Brooks
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27346

1.8.69 The Sea Around Us

AUTHOR: Rachel Carson, Ann H. Zwinger
ADDED: <2017-02-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/542766

1.8.70 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

AUTHOR: Maya Angelou
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13214

1.8.71 Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin

AUTHOR: Stephen Jay Gould
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33928

1.8.72 Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

AUTHOR: Mary Roach
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14990

1.8.73 Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free

AUTHOR: Charles P. Pierce
ADDED: <2017-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6017788

1.8.74 The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

AUTHOR: Jon Gertner
ADDED: <2017-01-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11797471

1.8.75 Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

AUTHOR: Arlie Russell Hochschild
ADDED: <2017-01-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28695425

1.8.76 A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

AUTHOR: Paul  Lockhart, Keith J. Devlin
ADDED: <2016-12-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6232657

1.8.77 Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

AUTHOR: Janna Levin
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27430326

1.8.78 The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24331386

1.8.79 Unforbidden Pleasures

AUTHOR: Adam Phillips
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26114512

1.8.80 Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice

AUTHOR: Martha C. Nussbaum
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26721206

1.8.81 Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs

AUTHOR: Sally Mann
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23197288

1.8.82 The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

AUTHOR: Annie Dillard
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25776682

1.8.83 Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

AUTHOR: Krista Tippett
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25894085

1.8.84 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

AUTHOR: Margot Lee Shetterly
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25953369

1.8.85 When Breath Becomes Air

AUTHOR: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25899336

1.8.86 Pinocchio: The Origin Story

AUTHOR: Alessandro Sanna
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27130704

1.8.87 READ Upstream: Selected Essays

CLOSED: [2018-01-24 Wed 21:31]

AUTHOR: Mary Oliver
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29358559

1.8.88 Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

AUTHOR: David Foster Wallace
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6751

1.8.89 How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life

AUTHOR: Alan Lakein
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/180121

1.8.90 READ Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

CLOSED: [2018-07-20 Fri 01:03]

AUTHOR: Mason Currey
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15799151

1.8.91 Disturbing the Universe

AUTHOR: Freeman Dyson
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/134225

1.8.92 READ Advice To A Young Scientist

CLOSED: [2018-03-23 Fri 14:01]

AUTHOR: Peter Medawar
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/905743

A really pragmatic perspective on research. Short and well written.

1.8.93 Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

AUTHOR: Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside
ADDED: <2016-12-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29429893

1.8.94 Time Travel: A History

AUTHOR: James Gleick
ADDED: <2016-12-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28587584

1.8.95 Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time (MIT Press)

AUTHOR: Marc Wittmann, Erik Butler
ADDED: <2016-12-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29363487

1.8.96 The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World

AUTHOR: Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery, Jane Billinghurst, Susanne Simard
ADDED: <2016-12-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28256439

1.8.97 The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

AUTHOR: Sean Carroll
ADDED: <2016-12-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26150770

1.8.98 Silence

AUTHOR: John Biguenet
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23127665

1.8.99 Dust

AUTHOR: Michael Marder
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24804100

1.8.100 I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

AUTHOR: Ed Yong
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27213168

1.8.101 Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

AUTHOR: Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell, Erica Segre
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25734172

1.8.102 Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

AUTHOR: Adam M. Grant
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25614523

1.8.103 Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-hour Workweek

AUTHOR: Rutger Bregman, Elizabeth Manton
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29544996

1.8.104 The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir

AUTHOR: Thomas Dolby
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28260471

1.8.105 The Gene: An Intimate History

AUTHOR: Siddhartha Mukherjee
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276428

1.8.106 Landmarks

AUTHOR: Robert Macfarlane
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23597544

1.8.107 Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees in the American Cityscape

AUTHOR: Jill Jonnes
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28815455

1.8.108 The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

AUTHOR: Olivia Laing
ADDED: <2016-12-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25667449

1.8.109 Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

AUTHOR: Bernie Sanders
ADDED: <2016-11-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31741420

1.8.110 India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy

AUTHOR: Ramachandra Guha
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/356824

1.8.111 The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/372295

1.8.112 The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

AUTHOR: Philip Ball, Paracelsus, Cornelius Agrippa
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/578890

1.8.113 Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler

AUTHOR: Philip Ball
ADDED: <2016-11-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17612667

1.8.114 READ Social Architecture: Building On-line Communities

CLOSED: [2016-11-12 Sat]

AUTHOR: Pieter Hintjens
ADDED: <2016-11-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30121783

1.8.115 READ Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective

CLOSED: [2016-12-07 Wed]

AUTHOR: Kenneth O. Stanley, Joel Lehman
ADDED: <2016-10-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25670869

1.8.116 Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

AUTHOR: Antonio Garcia Martinez
ADDED: <2016-10-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28259132

1.8.117 READ Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

CLOSED: [2017-01-14 Sat]

AUTHOR: Cathy O'Neil
ADDED: <2016-10-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28186015

For many it might just be a confirming nod to what they know about Big data in general, but is a good read nevertheless. Overall, it ties 'data science' with its responsibilities. Responsibilities which demands greater care and openness than assumed in the present unconstrained Big data buzz.

1.8.118 Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts

AUTHOR: Stanislas Dehaene
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079692

1.8.119 Making Truth: METAPHOR IN SCIENCE

AUTHOR: Theodore L. Brown
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/878548

1.8.120 Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

AUTHOR: David Foster Wallace
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/821914

1.8.121 You Are Not a Gadget

AUTHOR: Jaron Lanier
ADDED: <2016-09-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6683549

1.8.122 READ Logicomix: An epic search for truth

CLOSED: [2018-02-14 Wed 20:23]

AUTHOR: Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos, Annie Di Donna
ADDED: <2016-09-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6493321

There are two comments I would like to make here:

  1. Probably we can tone down the mad genius thing a little bit. I am, of course, not sure if the mad genius idea is true but I felt like it was implied very literally here without being actually needed. From what I have perceived in life, the struggles of conflicting thoughts leading to insanity (or even occasional & innocuous fits) are indifferent to whether you are logician or not. You just need to spend enough time with yourself and it follows pretty directly.
  2. Putting aside a few things, this is a deep book. I was thinking to just take a glance and ended up reading the whole thing in a sitting. Don't expect to learn much though. This is not a book on logic. It's exactly what its title (or subtitle) says An epic search for truth.

1.8.123 Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion

AUTHOR: Marc Galanter
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/714512

1.8.124 READ An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

CLOSED: [2016-08-27 Sat]

AUTHOR: Ali Almossawi, Alejandro Giraldo
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18753581

1.8.125 The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

AUTHOR: Michael Shermer
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9754534

1.8.126 Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time

AUTHOR: Michael Shermer, Stephen Jay Gould
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/89281

1.8.127 I Think You'll Find it's a Bit More Complicated Than That

AUTHOR: Ben Goldacre
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23132200

1.8.128 Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

AUTHOR: Ben Goldacre
ADDED: <2016-08-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15795155

1.8.129 READ The Psychopath Code: Cracking The Predators That Stalk Us

CLOSED: [2019-05-29 Wed 23:43]

AUTHOR: Pieter Hintjens
ADDED: <2016-08-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27211285

I guess this one is supposed to be read like blog posts since a lot of the ideas are not very scientific. The basic thesis is that there is a set of evolutionary adapted traits which are helpful if you are trying to cheat in a social species and such traits are what make psychopaths. The question about the degree of coverage is something I am not very sure about.

A few general points which I feel are okay to take away:

  1. Psychopaths have a limited set of true emotions.
  2. Their emotional (mimicking) costs are nil so they have a lot of manipulative power.
  3. They are very practical and thus very different from the run of the mill psychopaths shown in popular media. The difference is important since this defines the type of attacks you can expect.
  4. Counter attacks need well thought out plans since they will mostly beat you in unplanned arguments involving a third party's judgement.

Overall this is a pretty opinionated take on the topic. There are a few nice ideas that can help you put things into perspective and understand similar situations in a better way. I can't really say a lot since I don't know enough to put proper refutations.

1.8.130 Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

AUTHOR: Martin Gardner
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17798

1.8.131 READ The Physics of Star Trek

CLOSED: [2016-07-01 Fri]

AUTHOR: Lawrence M. Krauss, Stephen Hawking
ADDED: <2016-06-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2104

1.8.132 READ A Mathematician's Apology

CLOSED: [2016-05-19 Thu]

AUTHOR: G.H. Hardy
ADDED: <2016-05-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/154060

1.8.133 Nonrequired Reading

AUTHOR: Wisława Szymborska, Clare Cavanagh
ADDED: <2016-04-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10207

1.8.134 Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak

AUTHOR: Jean Hatzfeld, Linda Coverdale, Susan Sontag
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/189296

1.8.135 The Journalist and the Murderer

AUTHOR: Janet Malcolm, Ian Jack
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55563

1.8.136 Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

AUTHOR: Nick Bostrom
ADDED: <2016-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20527133

1.8.138 Birthday Letters

AUTHOR: Ted Hughes
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/313277

1.8.139 Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

AUTHOR: Barack Obama
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/88061

1.8.140 The Right Stuff

AUTHOR: Tom Wolfe
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/586472

1.8.141 Dispatches

AUTHOR: Michael Herr
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4339

1.8.142 The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity

AUTHOR: Fred Adams, Greg Laughlin
ADDED: <2016-04-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/401973

1.8.143 READ The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

CLOSED: [2016-04-04 Mon]

AUTHOR: Gene Wallenstein
ADDED: <2016-03-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6076559

1.8.144 The Closing of the American Mind

AUTHOR: Allan Bloom
ADDED: <2016-03-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75812

1.8.145 Future Shock

AUTHOR: Alvin Toffler
ADDED: <2016-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/466537

1.8.146 Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds

AUTHOR: Mitchel Resnick
ADDED: <2016-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40798

1.8.147 READ The Nature of Code

CLOSED: [2016-03-19 Sat]

AUTHOR: Daniel Shiffman
ADDED: <2016-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16123828

1.8.148 READ The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist

CLOSED: [2016-03-12 Sat]

AUTHOR: Richard Feynman
ADDED: <2016-03-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17375

1.8.149 Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?: And 114 Other Questions

AUTHOR: Mick O'Hare
ADDED: <2016-02-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/561436

1.8.150 Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

AUTHOR: William Deresiewicz
ADDED: <2016-02-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18775383

1.8.151 READ The Society of Mind

CLOSED: [2018-11-06 Tue 02:25]

AUTHOR: Marvin Minsky
ADDED: <2016-01-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/326790

Took a lot longer than I expected. The structure is pretty similar to 'I Am a Strange Loop'. Lots of sections and subsections. A bit too many to keep things coherent specially when you keep going off and on (though I am not sure which way the causality goes here). Anyway, a lot of the major ideas from the book are popularly known these days so it's hard to recommend as such. Though here is a line somewhere from the ending that helps in looking at this:

…this book should be read less as a text of scientific scholarship and more as an adventure story for the imagination.

1.8.152 Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

AUTHOR: Michael Nielsen
ADDED: <2016-01-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11667578

1.8.153 Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

AUTHOR: Ken Forkish
ADDED: <2016-01-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13414492

1.8.154 Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

AUTHOR: Gillen D'Arcy Wood
ADDED: <2015-12-31>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18607842

1.8.155 Reckoning with Risk: Learning to Live with Uncertainty

AUTHOR: Gerd Gigerenzer
ADDED: <2015-12-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/320406

1.8.156 How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine

AUTHOR: Trisha Greenhalgh
ADDED: <2015-12-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1019894

1.8.157 READ Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

CLOSED: [2015-12-20 Sun]

AUTHOR: Ben Goldacre
ADDED: <2015-12-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9665017

1.8.158 Micromotives and Macrobehavior

AUTHOR: Thomas C. Schelling
ADDED: <2015-12-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/317333

1.8.159 The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart

AUTHOR: Bill Bishop
ADDED: <2015-12-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2569072

1.8.160 Desert Solitaire

AUTHOR: Edward Abbey
ADDED: <2015-12-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/214614

1.8.161 A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

AUTHOR: Aldo Leopold
ADDED: <2015-11-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/210404

1.8.162 Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State

AUTHOR: Nicolas Hénin, Martin Makinson
ADDED: <2015-11-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27406435

1.8.163 Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More So

AUTHOR: Ian Stewart
ADDED: <2015-11-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17033

1.8.164 The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society

AUTHOR: Norbert Wiener
ADDED: <2015-11-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/153954

1.8.165 Cybernetics: or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

AUTHOR: Norbert Wiener
ADDED: <2015-11-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/294941

1.8.166 Biophilia

AUTHOR: Christopher Marley
ADDED: <2015-10-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23167749

1.8.167 The Invention of Clouds

AUTHOR: Richard Hamblyn
ADDED: <2015-10-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1148768

1.8.168 How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

AUTHOR: Chad Orzel
ADDED: <2015-10-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8243716

1.8.169 The World Without Us

AUTHOR: Alan Weisman
ADDED: <2015-10-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/248787

1.8.170 The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

AUTHOR: Malcolm Gladwell
ADDED: <2015-10-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2612

1.8.171 It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News

AUTHOR: Drew Curtis
ADDED: <2015-10-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/816159

1.8.172 The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

AUTHOR: Richard  Holmes
ADDED: <2015-10-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4371507

1.8.173 READ Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

CLOSED: [2015-10-19 Mon]

AUTHOR: Oliver Sacks
ADDED: <2015-10-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6234210

1.8.174 The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland

AUTHOR: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ADDED: <2015-09-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23503019

1.8.175 READ How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy

CLOSED: [2015-09-26 Sat]

AUTHOR: Stephen Witt
ADDED: <2015-09-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25493536

It wasn't in my high priority to-read list, but I started and didn't stop till it was over. Exactly the way I wanted the piracy story to be told.

1.8.176 READ The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

CLOSED: [2016-05-16 Mon]

AUTHOR: Pedro Domingos
ADDED: <2015-09-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24612233

1.8.177 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

AUTHOR: Michael   Lewis
ADDED: <2015-09-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1301

1.8.178 Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Kolbert
ADDED: <2015-09-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/80513

1.8.179 Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future

AUTHOR: Peter D. Ward
ADDED: <2015-09-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/630144

1.8.180 READ The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

CLOSED: [2015-12-05 Sat]

AUTHOR: Paul Bogard
ADDED: <2015-08-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18904721

1.8.181 Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

AUTHOR: Eliezer Yudkowsky
ADDED: <2015-08-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10016013

1.8.182 READ Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

CLOSED: [2015-12-09 Wed]

AUTHOR: Randall Munroe
ADDED: <2015-07-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25329850

1.8.183 Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

AUTHOR: James E. Lovelock
ADDED: <2015-07-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/274230

1.8.184 The Mismeasure of Man

AUTHOR: Stephen Jay Gould
ADDED: <2015-07-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54218

1.8.185 This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

AUTHOR: John Brockman, Susan Blackmore, Rebecca Goldstein, James J. O'Donnell, Paul J. Steinhardt, Shing-Tung Yau, Frank Wilczek, Thomas Metzinger, Sean Carroll, Steven Pinker, Jonathan Gottschall, David G. Myers, Matt Ridley, Armand Marie Leroi, Gerd Gigerenzer, Martin J. Rees, Richard Dawkins, Scott Atran, Carlo Rovelli, Aubrey de Grey, Leonard Susskind, Joel Gold, Alan Alda, Anton Zeilinger, Jeremy Bernstein, Andrei D. Linde, George Dyson, Max Tegmark, Gino Segrè, Freeman Dyson, Satyajit Das, Haim Harari, Robert R. Provine, V.S. Ramachandran, David M. Eagleman, Mahzarin Banaji, Robert M. Sapolsky, Richard H. Thaler, Jennifer Jacquet, Judith Rich Harris, Dan Sperber, Clay Shirky, Hugo Mercier, Stewart Brand, Kevin P. Hand, Paul Saffo, Daniel C. Dennett, Carl Zimmer, David M. Buss, A.C. Grayling, Howard Gardner
ADDED: <2015-06-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15818399

1.8.186 READ Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

CLOSED: [2015-08-07 Fri]

AUTHOR: William Poundstone
ADDED: <2015-06-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6564279

1.8.187 READ Culture & Empire: Digital Revolution

CLOSED: [2015-09-26 Sat]

AUTHOR: Pieter Hintjens
ADDED: <2015-06-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19257445

1.8.188 The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

AUTHOR: Julian Jaynes
ADDED: <2015-06-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22478

1.8.189 The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark Side of Human Nature

AUTHOR: Richard H. Smith
ADDED: <2015-05-31>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16285237

1.8.190 Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

AUTHOR: Peter Thiel, Blake  Masters
ADDED: <2015-05-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18050143

1.8.191 The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

AUTHOR: Ben Horowitz
ADDED: <2015-05-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18176747

1.8.192 READ Oaxaca Journal

CLOSED: [2015-05-14 Thu]

AUTHOR: Oliver Sacks
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GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13132815

1.8.193 READ What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

CLOSED: [2015-05-07 Thu]

AUTHOR: Randall Munroe
ADDED: <2015-05-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21413662

1.8.194 READ Consciousness and the Social Brain

CLOSED: [2015-07-16 Thu]

AUTHOR: Michael S.A. Graziano
ADDED: <2015-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17349805

1.8.195 Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

AUTHOR: Paul Halpern
ADDED: <2015-04-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23013829

1.8.196 The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

AUTHOR: Oliver Burkeman
ADDED: <2015-04-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13721709

1.8.197 Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy

AUTHOR: Eric G. Wilson
ADDED: <2015-04-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1298834

1.8.198 Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave

AUTHOR: Adam Alter
ADDED: <2015-04-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15811497

1.8.199 Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired

AUTHOR: Till Roenneberg
ADDED: <2015-04-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13598053

1.8.200 Music, Ways Of Listening

AUTHOR: Elliott Schwartz
ADDED: <2015-04-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4498679

1.8.201 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

AUTHOR: Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
ADDED: <2015-04-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/80571

1.8.202 The Oldest Living Things in the World

AUTHOR: Rachel Sussman, Carl Zimmer, Hans Ulrich Obrist
ADDED: <2015-03-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18526648

1.8.203 The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

AUTHOR: Sam Kean
ADDED: <2015-03-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18774002

1.8.204 This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

AUTHOR: John Brockman
ADDED: <2015-03-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22477307

1.8.205 The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius

AUTHOR: Nancy C. Andreasen
ADDED: <2015-03-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/907634

1.8.206 Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

AUTHOR: Mario Livio
ADDED: <2015-03-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15802325

1.8.207 The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults

AUTHOR: Jean-Pierre Weill
ADDED: <2015-03-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18789669

1.8.208 Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny

AUTHOR: Robert Wright
ADDED: <2015-02-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1124380

1.8.209 The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

AUTHOR: Robert Wright
ADDED: <2015-02-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/681941

1.8.210 Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics

AUTHOR: Robert Gilmore
ADDED: <2015-02-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1044095

1.8.211 How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

AUTHOR: Ray Kurzweil
ADDED: <2015-02-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13589153

1.8.212 Quantum Computing Since Democritus

AUTHOR: Scott Aaronson
ADDED: <2015-02-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17471298

1.8.213 The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

AUTHOR: Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
ADDED: <2015-02-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20663690

1.8.214 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

AUTHOR: Atul Gawande
ADDED: <2015-02-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20696006

1.8.215 READ The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities

CLOSED: [2015-06-27 Sat]

AUTHOR: Caleb Scharf
ADDED: <2015-02-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22394373

1.8.216 Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

AUTHOR: Caleb Scharf
ADDED: <2015-02-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13166638

1.8.217 The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

AUTHOR: Dave Goldberg
ADDED: <2015-02-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101087

1.8.218 Stumbling on Happiness

AUTHOR: Daniel Todd Gilbert
ADDED: <2015-02-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56627

1.8.219 Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

AUTHOR: Rebecca Goldstein
ADDED: <2015-02-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12876

1.8.220 Hal's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality

AUTHOR: David G. Stork, Arthur C. Clarke
ADDED: <2015-02-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/215201

1.8.221 READ The Science of Interstellar

CLOSED: [2015-02-17 Tue]

AUTHOR: Kip S. Thorne, Christopher J. Nolan
ADDED: <2015-02-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23521669

1.8.222 The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

AUTHOR: Deborah Blum
ADDED: <2015-02-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7054123

1.8.223 Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service

AUTHOR: Maryn McKenna
ADDED: <2015-02-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/535383

1.8.224 Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA

AUTHOR: Maryn McKenna
ADDED: <2015-02-03>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7649306

1.8.225 Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

AUTHOR: Claude A. Piantadosi
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14624382

1.8.226 The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn

AUTHOR: Louisa Gilder
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5096882

1.8.228 The Uses Of The Past: Profiles Of Former Societies

AUTHOR: Herbert Joseph Muller
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2088706

1.8.230 How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

AUTHOR: Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren
ADDED: <2015-02-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/567610

1.8.231 The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery

AUTHOR: Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, Kristin Tolle
ADDED: <2015-01-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7380332

1.8.232 The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company

AUTHOR: Michael S. Malone
ADDED: <2015-01-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18606951

1.8.233 The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

AUTHOR: Brian Greene
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/771

1.8.234 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

AUTHOR: Oliver Sacks
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63697

1.8.235 The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

AUTHOR: Sam Kean
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7247854

1.8.236 Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

AUTHOR: Carl Sagan
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32276

1.8.237 How the Mind Works

AUTHOR: Steven Pinker
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/835623

1.8.238 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

AUTHOR: Jared Diamond
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1842

1.8.239 Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

AUTHOR: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
ADDED: <2015-01-29>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61663

1.8.240 READ The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

CLOSED: [2015-09-06 Sun]

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Kolbert
ADDED: <2015-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19665685

1.8.241 About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

AUTHOR: Paul Davies
ADDED: <2015-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/298252

1.8.242 Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Story of the Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe

AUTHOR: Dennis Overbye
ADDED: <2015-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/211213

1.8.243 Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps: Empires of Time

AUTHOR: Peter Galison
ADDED: <2015-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/276044

1.8.244 The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind

AUTHOR: Marvin Minsky
ADDED: <2015-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/169007

1.8.245 The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

AUTHOR: Alan Lightman
ADDED: <2015-01-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17756352

1.8.246 READ The Character of Physical Law

CLOSED: [2016-06-28 Tue]

AUTHOR: Richard Feynman, James Gleick
ADDED: <2015-01-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/291920

1.8.247 How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

AUTHOR: Keri Smith
ADDED: <2015-01-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3090109

1.8.248 How to Avoid Work

AUTHOR: William J. Reilly
ADDED: <2015-01-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17053961

1.8.249 Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life

AUTHOR: Nick Lane
ADDED: <2015-01-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39001

1.8.250 READ The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body

CLOSED: [2015-02-08 Sun]

AUTHOR: Frances Ashcroft
ADDED: <2015-01-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19046254

1.8.251 Speaking And Language: Defence Of Poetry

AUTHOR: Paul Goodman
ADDED: <2015-01-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1857156

1.8.252 Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony

AUTHOR: Akio Morita, Edwin M. Reingold, Mitsuko Shimomura
ADDED: <2015-01-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1008101

1.8.253 READ Neurocomic

CLOSED: [2018-03-02 Fri 00:05]

AUTHOR: Hana Ros, Matteo Farinella
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675119

1.8.254 READ Flim-Flam!

CLOSED: [2016-05-17 Tue]

AUTHOR: James Randi, Isaac Asimov
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/662277

1.8.255 Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

AUTHOR: Roger Penrose
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7947434

1.8.256 Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

AUTHOR: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20663771

1.8.257 The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins

AUTHOR: Alan Guth
ADDED: <2015-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1381851

1.8.258 Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

AUTHOR: Paul Graham, Allen Noren, Matt Hutchinson
ADDED: <2015-01-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41793

1.8.259 The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

AUTHOR: Lawrence Lessig
ADDED: <2015-01-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/72012

1.8.260 Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

AUTHOR: Sebastian Seung
ADDED: <2015-01-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11346470

1.8.261 READ Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

CLOSED: [2015-01-23 Fri]

AUTHOR: Annalee Newitz
ADDED: <2015-01-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17611011

1.8.262 One, Two, Three…Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

AUTHOR: George Gamow
ADDED: <2015-01-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52670

1.8.263 Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology

AUTHOR: Johnjoe McFadden, Jim Al-Khalili
ADDED: <2015-01-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23347191

1.8.264 Zero Time Space: How Quantum Tunneling Broke the Light Speed Barrier

AUTHOR: Günter Nimtz, Astrid Haibel
ADDED: <2015-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3038574

1.8.265 The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

AUTHOR: Atul Gawande
ADDED: <2015-01-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6667514

1.8.266 This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

AUTHOR: Daniel J. Levitin
ADDED: <2015-01-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/141565

1.8.267 Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts

AUTHOR: Emily Anthes
ADDED: <2015-01-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15793536

1.8.268 Quintessence: The Mystery of Missing Mass in the Universe

AUTHOR: Lawrence M. Krauss
ADDED: <2015-01-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100645

1.8.269 The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe Just Right for Life?

AUTHOR: Paul Davies
ADDED: <2015-01-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/817511

1.8.270 Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law

AUTHOR: Peter Woit
ADDED: <2015-01-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27578

1.8.271 Three Roads To Quantum Gravity

AUTHOR: Lee Smolin
ADDED: <2014-12-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/132695

1.8.272 The Physics of Time Asymmetry

AUTHOR: Paul Davies
ADDED: <2014-12-30>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1550618

1.8.273 The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory

AUTHOR: Michael S. Malone
ADDED: <2014-12-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13167105

1.8.274 In Search of Time: The Science of a Curious Dimension

AUTHOR: Dan Falk
ADDED: <2014-12-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4902979

1.8.275 The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

AUTHOR: James Gleick
ADDED: <2014-12-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8701960

1.8.276 Dark Pools: The Rise of Artificially Intelligent Trading Machines and the Looming Threat to Wall Street

AUTHOR: Scott Patterson
ADDED: <2014-12-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12917124

1.8.277 READ Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos

CLOSED: [2014-12-30 Tue]

AUTHOR: Seth Lloyd
ADDED: <2014-12-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/331680

1.8.278 Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

AUTHOR: Christopher Steiner
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13542772

1.8.279 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't

AUTHOR: Nate Silver
ADDED: <2014-12-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13588394

1.8.280 Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

AUTHOR: Nancy L. Etcoff
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106860

1.8.281 READ How to Be Alone

CLOSED: [2015-01-01 Thu]

AUTHOR: Sara Maitland
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20518977

1.8.282 Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)

AUTHOR: Christian Rudder
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21480734

1.8.283 How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

AUTHOR: Steven Johnson
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20893477

1.8.284 READ How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

CLOSED: [2015-04-09 Thu]

AUTHOR: Robert Paul Smith, Elinor Goulding Smith, Paul     Collins
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7022939

1.8.285 Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

AUTHOR: Vikram Chandra
ADDED: <2014-12-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20613480

1.8.286 Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries

AUTHOR: Molly Caldwell Crosby
ADDED: <2014-10-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7438853

1.8.287 Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

AUTHOR: Dean Buonomano
ADDED: <2014-10-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11213439

1.8.288 READ On Intelligence

CLOSED: [2014-10-21 Tue]

AUTHOR: Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee
ADDED: <2014-07-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27539

1.8.289 The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History

AUTHOR: Stephen Jay Gould
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33933

1.8.290 READ The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

CLOSED: [2015-01-18 Sun]

AUTHOR: Sam Kean
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13521382

1.8.291 The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

AUTHOR: Brian Greene
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8167094

1.8.292 READ A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

CLOSED: [2014-12-04 Thu]

AUTHOR: Lawrence M. Krauss, Richard Dawkins
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11337189

1.8.293 In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

AUTHOR: Ian Stewart
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13237758

1.8.294 Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

AUTHOR: Michio Kaku
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1168341

1.8.295 Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

AUTHOR: Nick Lane
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6429264

1.8.296 READ Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists

CLOSED: [2014-12-20 Sat]

AUTHOR: Robert Jungk, James Cleugh
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/407305

1.8.297 The Emperor's New Mind Concerning Computers, Minds and the Laws of Physics

AUTHOR: Roger Penrose, Martin Gardner
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/179744

1.8.298 READ Silent Spring

CLOSED: [2014-12-28 Sun]

AUTHOR: Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, Edward O. Wilson
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27333

1.8.299 READ The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

CLOSED: [2015-02-12 Thu]

AUTHOR: James D. Watson
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18920474

1.8.300 READ The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

CLOSED: [2015-03-09 Mon]

AUTHOR: Ray Kurzweil
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5804507

1.8.301 Hyperspace

AUTHOR: Michio Kaku
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33426

1.8.302 READ How to Lie with Statistics

CLOSED: [2014-07-22 Tue]

AUTHOR: Darrell Huff, Irving Geis
ADDED: <2014-07-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51291

1.8.303 Cosmos

AUTHOR: Carl Sagan
ADDED: <2014-07-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55030

1.8.304 Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

AUTHOR: Mary Roach
ADDED: <2014-07-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7237456

1.8.305 A Short History of Nearly Everything

AUTHOR: Bill Bryson
ADDED: <2014-07-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21

1.8.306 READ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

CLOSED: [2014-07-10 Thu]

AUTHOR: Rebecca Skloot
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6493208

1.8.307 READ Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

CLOSED: [2014-07-12 Sat]

AUTHOR: Susan Cain
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8520610

1.8.308 READ QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

CLOSED: [2014-06-24 Tue]

AUTHOR: Richard Feynman
ADDED: <2014-06-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5552

1.8.309 READ The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

CLOSED: [2014-06-22 Sun]

AUTHOR: Steven Weinberg
ADDED: <2014-06-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/150131

1.8.310 READ The Universe in a Nutshell

AUTHOR: Stephen Hawking
ADDED: <2014-04-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2095

1.8.311 READ The Last Lecture

CLOSED: [2014-04-10 Thu]

AUTHOR: Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
ADDED: <2014-04-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2318271

1.8.312 READ The Grand Design

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:16]

AUTHOR: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
ADDED: <2014-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8520362

1.8.313 READ A Brief History of Time

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:16]

AUTHOR: Stephen Hawking, Cao Chi, Phạm Văn Thiều
ADDED: <2014-03-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3869

2 Fiction

2.1 Science Fiction

2.1.1 Jurassic Park

AUTHOR: Michael Crichton
ADDED: [2019-10-29]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40604658-jurassic-park

2.1.2 READ True Names

CLOSED: [2018-09-23 Sun 02:58]

AUTHOR: Vernor Vinge, Bob Walters, Marvin Minsky
ADDED: [2018-09-23]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1280983.True_Names

2.1.3 Children of Dune (Dune #3)

AUTHOR: Frank Herbert
ADDED: <2018-05-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/112.Children_of_Dune

2.1.4 READ Dune Messiah (Dune #2)

CLOSED: [2018-05-06 Sun 23:16]

AUTHOR: Frank Herbert
ADDED: <2018-04-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106.Dune_Messiah

This is a really heavy upgrade on the first book. The acts and inhibitions go much deeper here. Going by my thoughts about the first book, this one too is not very detailed from the perspective of the plot itself. But the point here is more about the perplexity of prescience than anything else, and the book commits to that.

I surely am interested in reading the rest of the series now.

2.1.5 READ The Last Answer

CLOSED: [2017-11-13 Mon 20:46]

AUTHOR: Isaac Asimov
ADDED: <2017-11-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15755066-the-last-answer

This (along with The Last Question, which I recently read) is a beautiful short. Looking forward to more from Asimov.

2.1.6 READ The Last Question

CLOSED: [2017-11-10 Fri 22:07]

AUTHOR: Isaac Asimov, Bob E. Flick, Jim Gallant
ADDED: <2017-11-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4808763-the-last-question

How can entropy be reversed?

2.1.7 Metro 2033 (Metro, #1)

AUTHOR: Dmitry Glukhovsky
ADDED: <2017-05-18>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17274667

2.1.8 READ Solaris

CLOSED: [2017-05-14 Sun]

AUTHOR: Stanisław Lem
ADDED: <2017-05-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/95558

Not very hard sci-fi, but one of the best experiences.

2.1.9 Soylent Green

AUTHOR: Harry Harrison
ADDED: <2017-03-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9799221

2.1.10 A Scanner Darkly

AUTHOR: Philip K. Dick
ADDED: <2017-02-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14817

2.1.11 READ Dune (Dune #1)

CLOSED: [2018-04-27 Fri 14:17]

AUTHOR: Frank Herbert
ADDED: <2017-01-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/234225

So finally I got around to reading this. I was looking for a solid science fiction and had high hopes with this one. Disappointed that this is not really the science fiction I wanted.

Keeping the soft and hard sci-fi distinction in mind, I would still say that you should not approach this as a sci-fi because not much changes (at least in book one) even after replacing all of the science things with simpler alternatives. This book is more about the rise of a prophet and usual things like power struggle. Science is not fundamentally affecting any part of the story line.

It also has a tone of prophecy around everything. So much that you might just not feel the anticipation and can easily guess where everything is going, resulting in bland experience. This might work out differently if you either like the chosen one theme or have not read similar ones recently.

Overall, it had a relatively simple story (for such length) with some nice character development (Paul, the prophet). I don't have plans for going through the whole series but will read the next book (Dune Messiah) since that is darker.

PS: In case you also feel a lack of richness while reading, don't miss the Appendices at the end. They help adding some depth to the story.

2.1.12 Seveneves

AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22816087

2.1.13 Contact

AUTHOR: Carl Sagan
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61666

2.1.14 The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/827

2.1.15 Snow Crash

AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/830

2.1.16 READ Anathem

CLOSED: [2016-08-07 Sun]

AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2845024

It could have been helped by a bit deeper storyline and 'theorics', considering the number of pages (~1000). The kind of topics it touched, it could have been perfect. But at time it felt bloated.

2.1.17 Reamde

AUTHOR: Neal Stephenson
ADDED: <2016-03-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10552338

2.1.18 READ Neuromancer

CLOSED: [2019-10-14 Mon 11:18]

AUTHOR: William Gibson
ADDED: <2015-12-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22328

2.1.19 Frankenstein

AUTHOR: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Maurice Hindle
ADDED: <2015-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18490

2.1.20 READ The Lathe of Heaven

CLOSED: [2015-10-25 Sun]

AUTHOR: Ursula K. Le Guin
ADDED: <2015-10-20>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22007410

2.1.21 READ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

CLOSED: [2018-02-02 Fri 02:17]

AUTHOR: Philip K. Dick, Roger Zelazny
ADDED: <2015-07-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7082

Mid way, I realized that I have actually seen the movie (Blade Runner) but this book still kept on giving and giving. I specially enjoyed the way the mind of Isidore was picked. It's really hard to reconcile with reality after your faith, your everything, is taken away.

As a side note, I am interested to know more about the author's (Philip K. Dick; this is my first book by him) philosophical and religious inclinations.

2.1.22 Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)

AUTHOR: Scott Westerfeld
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6050678

2.1.23 The Martian

AUTHOR: Andy Weir
ADDED: <2015-05-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18007564

2.1.24 READ The Time Machine

CLOSED: [2015-05-19 Tue]

AUTHOR: H.G. Wells
ADDED: <2015-05-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8155907

2.1.25 The Windup Girl

AUTHOR: Paolo Bacigalupi
ADDED: <2015-12-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6597651

2.2 Fantasy

2.2.1 READ Port of Shadows

CLOSED: [2019-01-24 Thu 23:57]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: [2018-12-04]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37534877-port-of-shadows

It was okay but I believe a lot of value was nostalgic. The revelations (or the possibilities of them) felt a little just-for-the-sake instead of actually contributing in the piece. I guess this is related to having few more books (at least A Pitiless Rain).

2.2.2 Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)

AUTHOR: Robin Hobb
ADDED: <2017-02-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33396914

2.2.3 Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2)

AUTHOR: Robin Hobb
ADDED: <2017-02-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25300956

2.2.4 Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)

AUTHOR: Robin Hobb
ADDED: <2017-02-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77197

2.2.5 Last Argument of Kings (The First Law #3)

AUTHOR: Joe Abercrombie
ADDED: <2017-01-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/944076

2.2.6 Before They Are Hanged (The First Law #2)

AUTHOR: Joe Abercrombie
ADDED: <2017-01-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/902715

2.2.7 The Blade Itself (The First Law #1)

AUTHOR: Joe Abercrombie
ADDED: <2017-01-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/944073

2.2.8 Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)

AUTHOR: Jim Butcher
ADDED: <2016-12-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47212

2.2.9 The Crippled God (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #10)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8447255

2.2.10 Dust of Dreams (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #9)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4703427

2.2.11 Toll the Hounds (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #8)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/938544

2.2.12 Reaper's Gale (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #7)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/459064

2.2.13 The Bonehunters (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #6)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/478951

2.2.14 Midnight Tides (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #5)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/345299

2.2.15 House of Chains (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #4)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55398

2.2.16 Memories of Ice (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #3)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/175983

2.2.17 Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #2)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55401

2.2.18 Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)

AUTHOR: Steven Erikson
ADDED: <2016-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55399

2.2.19 READ Season of Storms (The Witcher, #0.5)

CLOSED: [2016-06-29 Wed]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski
ADDED: <2016-06-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25748789

2.2.20 READ Pani Jeziora (Saga o Wiedźminie, #7)

CLOSED: [2016-06-24 Fri]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski
ADDED: <2016-06-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/68452

2.2.21 READ The Tower of the Swallow (The Witcher, #6)

CLOSED: [2016-06-19 Sun]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski, David French
ADDED: <2016-06-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18247597

2.2.22 READ The Silver Spike (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #3.5)

CLOSED: [2016-08-28 Sun]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400914

2.2.23 READ The Black Company (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #1)

CLOSED: [2016-07-04 Mon]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/140671

2.2.24 READ Water Sleeps (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #8)

CLOSED: [2017-02-07 Tue]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/349470

2.2.25 READ Soldiers Live (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #9)

CLOSED: [2017-02-25 Sat]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400899

2.2.26 READ She is the Darkness (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #7)

CLOSED: [2017-01-02 Mon]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400897

Story of the south really picks up with this one! Hopefully, the next 2 will be amazing.

2.2.27 READ Bleak Seasons (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #6)

CLOSED: [2016-12-22 Thu]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400911

2.2.28 READ Dreams of Steel (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #5)

CLOSED: [2016-08-15 Mon]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400900

Characters up in the north were more alluring. Read through the books of the south using the impetus of north. Gets slightly unnecessarily chaotic at times, without moving the story as the older books did. Will go to glittering stone after touching the silver spike.

2.2.29 READ Shadow Games (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #4)

CLOSED: [2016-08-14 Sun]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113540

2.2.30 READ The White Rose (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #3)

CLOSED: [2016-08-12 Fri]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400906

2.2.31 READ Shadows Linger (The Chronicles of the Black Company, #2)

CLOSED: [2016-08-09 Tue]

AUTHOR: Glen Cook
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/400881

2.2.32 Neverwhere

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14497

2.2.33 The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)

AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15241

2.2.34 The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)

AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18512

2.2.35 The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34

2.2.36 The Hobbit

AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5907

2.2.37 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/136251

2.2.38 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1

2.2.39 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré, Amik Kasoruho
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15881

2.2.40 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5

2.2.41 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6

2.2.42 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2

2.2.43 READ The Time of Contempt (The Witcher, #4)

CLOSED: [2016-03-25 Fri]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski, David French
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14781491

2.2.44 READ The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)

CLOSED: [2016-01-29 Fri]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/84369

2.2.45 READ The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)

CLOSED: [2016-01-13 Wed]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65605

2.2.46 READ The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)

CLOSED: [2016-01-02 Sat]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/84119

2.2.47 READ The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)

CLOSED: [2015-12-30 Wed]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65641

2.2.48 READ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)

CLOSED: [2015-12-29 Tue]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7806771

2.2.49 READ Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)

CLOSED: [2015-12-29 Tue]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/121749

2.2.50 READ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

CLOSED: [2015-12-27 Sun]

AUTHOR: C.S. Lewis
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/100915

2.2.51 READ Baptism of Fire (The Witcher, #5)

CLOSED: [2016-05-23 Mon]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18924205

2.2.52 READ Sword of Destiny (The Witcher, #2)

CLOSED: [2015-12-26 Sat]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski
ADDED: <2015-12-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25454056

2.2.53 READ Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #3)

CLOSED: [2015-05-09 Sat]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski
ADDED: <2015-04-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6415386

2.2.54 READ The Last Wish (The Witcher, #1)

CLOSED: [2015-04-02 Thu]

AUTHOR: Andrzej Sapkowski
ADDED: <2015-03-22>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8173788

2.2.55 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, Mary GrandPré
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3

2.2.56 Bridge to Terabithia

AUTHOR: Katherine Paterson
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2839

2.3 Historical Fiction

2.3.1 Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

AUTHOR: Cormac McCarthy
ADDED: <2017-09-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/394535.Blood_Meridian_or_the_Evening_Redness_in_the_West

2.3.2 Homegoing

AUTHOR: Yaa Gyasi
ADDED: <2017-06-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27071490

2.3.3 The Poisonwood Bible

AUTHOR: Barbara Kingsolver
ADDED: <2017-06-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7244

2.3.4 Catch-22

AUTHOR: Joseph Heller
ADDED: <2017-01-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/168668

2.3.5 The High Mountains of Portugal

AUTHOR: Yann Martel
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25489094

2.3.6 The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

AUTHOR: Umberto Eco, Geoffrey Brock
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10503

2.3.7 Foucault's Pendulum

AUTHOR: Umberto Eco, William Weaver
ADDED: <2016-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17841

2.3.8 War and Peace

AUTHOR: Leo Tolstoy, Henry Gifford, Aylmer Maude, Louise Maude
ADDED: <2016-11-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/656

2.3.9 Revolutionary Road

AUTHOR: Richard Yates
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48328

2.3.10 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

AUTHOR: John Boyne
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39999

2.3.11 A Farewell to Arms

AUTHOR: Ernest Hemingway
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10799

2.3.12 The Kite Runner

AUTHOR: Khaled Hosseini
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77203

2.3.13 A Thousand Splendid Suns

AUTHOR: Khaled Hosseini
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/128029

2.3.14 READ Train to Pakistan

CLOSED: [2016-02-16 Tue]

AUTHOR: Khushwant Singh
ADDED: <2016-02-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/785454

2.3.15 Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)

AUTHOR: Dan Brown
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/960

2.3.16 The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)

AUTHOR: Dan Brown
ADDED: <2015-12-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/968

2.3.17 The Book Thief

AUTHOR: Markus Zusak
ADDED: <2015-11-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19063

2.3.18 All the Light We Cannot See

AUTHOR: Anthony Doerr
ADDED: <2015-08-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18143977

2.3.19 READ The Name of the Rose

CLOSED: [2016-02-09 Tue]

AUTHOR: Umberto Eco, William Weaver, Seán Barrett
ADDED: <2015-04-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/119073

2.3.20 To Kill a Mockingbird

AUTHOR: Harper Lee
ADDED: <2015-04-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2657

2.3.21 A Passage to India

AUTHOR: E.M. Forster, Oliver Stallybrass, Pankaj Mishra
ADDED: <2015-04-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45195

2.3.22 Midnight's Children

AUTHOR: Salman Rushdie
ADDED: <2015-04-09>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14836

2.3.23 A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines

AUTHOR: Janna Levin
ADDED: <2015-02-10>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16670

2.4 Graphic Novels

2.4.1 READ Dream Country (Sandman, #3)

CLOSED: [2018-10-13 Sat 13:41]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Kelley Jones, (Illustrator), Charles Vess, (Illustrator), Colleen Doran, (Illustrator), Malcolm Jones III, (Illustrator), Steve Erickson, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25100.Dream_Country

2.4.2 READ Season of Mists (Sandman, #4)

CLOSED: [2018-10-13 Sat 21:51]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Matt Wagner, (Illustrator), George Pratt, (Illustrator), Dick Giordano, (Illustrator), Kelley Jones, (Illustrator), P. Craig Russell, (Illustrator), Mike Dringenberg, (Illustrator), Malcolm Jones III, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer), Harlan Ellison, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25101.Season_of_Mists

2.4.3 READ A Game of You (Sandman, #5)

CLOSED: [2018-11-03 Sat 21:10]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Shawn McManus, (Illustrator), Colleen Doran, (Illustrator), Bryan Talbot, (Illustrator), George Pratt, (Illustrator), Stan Woch, (Illustrator), Dick Giordano, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25102.A_Game_of_You

2.4.4 READ Fables and Reflections (Sandman, #6)

CLOSED: [2019-04-05 Fri 12:51]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot, (Illustrator), Stan Woch, (Illustrator), P. Craig Russell, (Illustrator), Shawn McManus, (Illustrator), John Watkiss, (Illustrator), Jill Thompson, (Illustrator), Duncan Eagleson, (Illustrator), Kent Williams, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25106.Fables_and_Reflections

2.4.5 READ Brief Lives (Sandman, #7)

CLOSED: [2019-02-25 Mon 00:30]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson, (Illustrator), Vince Locke, (Illustrator), Peter Straub, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25105.Brief_Lives

2.4.6 READ Worlds' End (Sandman, #8)

CLOSED: [2019-03-11 Mon 22:49]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Mike Allred, (Illustrator), Gary Amaro, (Illustrator), Mark Buckingham, (Illustrator), David Giordano, (Illustrator), Tony Harris, (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha, (Illustrator), Vince Locke, (Illustrator), Shea Anton Pensa, (Illustrator), Alec Stevens, (Illustrator), Bryan Talbot, (Illustrator), John Watkiss, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer), Michael Zulli, (Illustrator), Stephen King, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25103.Worlds_End

2.4.7 READ The Kindly Ones (Sandman, #9)

CLOSED: [2019-08-17 Sat 22:29]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Marc Hempel, (Illustrator), Richard Case, (Illustrator), D'Israeli, (Illustrator), Teddy Kristiansen, (Illustrator), Glyn Dillon, (Illustrator), Charles Vess, (Illustrator), Dean Ormston, (Illustrator), Kevin Nowlan, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer), Frank McConnell, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/71252.The_Kindly_Ones

Even though I don't remember a lot of things that connect pieces together from past issues, going through this set was a beautiful experience.

2.4.8 READ The Wake (Sandman, #10)

CLOSED: [2019-11-12 Tue 00:17]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli, (Illustrator), Jon J. Muth, (Illustrator), Charles Vess, (Illustrator), Mikal Gilmore, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25104.The_Wake

The last piece from the main series. What a journey!

2.4.9 Endless Nights (Sandman, #11)

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Barron Storey, (Illustrator), Bill Sienkiewicz, (Illustrator), Glenn Fabry, (Illustrator), Dave McKean, (Illustrator), P. Craig Russell, (Illustrator), Milo Manara, (Illustrator), Miguelanxo Prado, (Illustrator), Frank Quitely, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer)
ADDED: <2017-07-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47720.The_Sandman

2.4.10 READ The Doll's House (Sandman, #2)

CLOSED: [2017-07-11 Tue 15:33]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Steve Parkhouse, (Illustrator), Chris Bachalo, (Illustrator), Michael Zulli, (Illustrator), Mike Dringenberg, (Illustrator), Malcolm Jones III, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer), Clive Barker, (Introduction)
ADDED: <2017-07-08>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25099.The_Doll_s_House

Better than the first collection. Both are written well, but the first feels like telling a pretty simple story while the second, spending the same amount of attention, has more depth to it.

2.4.11 READ Preludes & Nocturnes (Sandman, #1)

CLOSED: [2017-07-07 Fri 23:58]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, (Illustrator), Mike Dringenberg, (Illustrator), Malcolm Jones III, (Illustrator), Todd Klein, (Letterer), Karen  Berger, (Introduction/Editor)
ADDED: <2017-07-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23754.Preludes_Nocturnes

Decent. Did not feel very impressive, but there are a lot more issues to go.

2.4.12 Blankets

AUTHOR: Craig Thompson
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25179.Blankets?ac=1&from_search=true

2.4.13 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

AUTHOR: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Lynn Varley
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59960

2.4.14 Batman: The Killing Joke

AUTHOR: Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Tim Sale
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/96358

2.4.15 Batman: Year One

AUTHOR: Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Richmond Lewis, Dennis O'Neil
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59980

2.4.16 READ V for Vendetta

CLOSED: [2016-06-19 Sun]

AUTHOR: Alan Moore, David   Lloyd
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5805

2.4.17 READ Watchmen

CLOSED: [2016-05-24 Tue]

AUTHOR: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, John Higgins
ADDED: <2016-04-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/472331

2.5 Uncategorized

2.5.1 The Secret Sharer

AUTHOR: Joseph Conrad
ADDED: [2019-09-30]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2179336.The_Secret_Sharer

2.5.2 READ The Satanic Verses

CLOSED: [2019-09-15 Sun 22:49]

AUTHOR: Salman Rushdie
ADDED: [2019-09-15]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12781.The_Satanic_Verses

I took a lot of time here, like I did for The Name of the Rose. Not exactly sure why but I believe the reason is different. Personally, the fastest reads have been the ones with really interesting story where you want to know what happens next. The story here, while decent, wasn't that strong compared to the many good scenes. An example is the section on Changez's death with Saladin back at home.

I believe there is a standard way of categorizing such kinds of reading experiences that I am unaware of at the moment.

2.5.3 Walking. A Novella

AUTHOR: Thomas Bernhard, Kenneth J. Northcott, Brian Evenson
ADDED: [2019-06-30]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24693181-walking-a-novella

2.5.4 READ Cat's Cradle

CLOSED: [2018-12-30 Sun 00:38]

AUTHOR: Kurt Vonnegut
ADDED: [2018-12-26]
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/135479.Cat_s_Cradle

Don't know what to write here. A few books are more about the experience than a communicable output. It's one of those. Loved it thoroughly.

2.5.5 Lord of the Flies

AUTHOR: William Golding
ADDED: <2018-08-05>
AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Flies-William-Golding/dp/0399501487

2.5.6 We

AUTHOR: Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown, Евгений Замятин
ADDED: <2018-07-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76171.We

2.5.7 Notes from Underground

AUTHOR: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Christian Redl, Philip Dossick, Emanuela Guercetti, Michelle-Irène Brudny, Richard Pevear, Norman Dietz, Donald Fanger, coderati, Boris de Schlœzer, Larissa Volokhonsky
ADDED: <2018-01-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49455.Notes_from_Underground

2.5.8 The Stranger

AUTHOR: Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert, Matthew Ward, Leman Sarı
ADDED: <2018-01-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49552.The_Stranger

2.5.9 READ Slaughterhouse-Five

CLOSED: [2018-01-09 Tue 15:46]

AUTHOR: Kurt Vonnegut
ADDED: <2018-01-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4981.Slaughterhouse_Five

2.5.10 राग दरबारी (Raag Darbari)

AUTHOR: Shrilal Shukla
ADDED: <2017-10-04>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2164749._

2.5.11 The Yellow Wall-Paper

AUTHOR: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges
ADDED: <2017-08-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/286957.The_Yellow_Wall_Paper

2.5.12 A Midsummer Night's Dream

AUTHOR: William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, (Editor), Paul Werstine, (Editor), Catherine Belsey, (Contributor)
ADDED: <2017-07-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1622.A_Midsummer_Night_s_Dream

2.5.13 READ Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai

CLOSED: [2018-09-15 Sat 02:22]

AUTHOR: Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
ADDED: <2017-06-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/194441.Tales_of_Old_Japan

2.5.14 Moby Dick

AUTHOR: Herman Melville
ADDED: <2017-06-28>

2.5.15 Salvage the Bones

AUTHOR: Jesmyn Ward
ADDED: <2017-06-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10846336

2.5.16 READ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #1)

CLOSED: [2015-04-28 Tue]

AUTHOR: Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel
ADDED: <2017-03-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6324090

2.5.17 READ The Handmaid's Tale

CLOSED: [2017-06-07 Wed]

AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood
ADDED: <2017-01-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38447

2.5.18 Atlas Shrugged

AUTHOR: Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
ADDED: <2017-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/662

2.5.19 A Doll's House

AUTHOR: Henrik Ibsen, Michael   Meyer
ADDED: <2017-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37793

2.5.20 The Fountainhead

AUTHOR: Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
ADDED: <2017-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2122

2.5.21 The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

AUTHOR: H.P. Lovecraft, S.T. Joshi
ADDED: <2017-01-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/160149

2.5.22 The Course of Love

AUTHOR: Alain de Botton
ADDED: <2016-12-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27845690

2.5.23 In the Not Quite Dark: Stories

AUTHOR: Dana Johnson
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27037165

2.5.24 All the Birds in the Sky

AUTHOR: Charlie Jane Anders
ADDED: <2016-12-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25372801

2.5.25 The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry
ADDED: <2016-10-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8921

2.5.26 The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle, Peter Ackroyd, Ed Glinert
ADDED: <2016-10-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/608474

2.5.27 A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
ADDED: <2016-10-15>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/102868

2.5.28 Fight Club

AUTHOR: Chuck Palahniuk
ADDED: <2016-09-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5759

2.5.29 Where the Red Fern Grows

AUTHOR: Wilson Rawls
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10365

2.5.30 The Time Traveler's Wife

AUTHOR: Audrey Niffenegger
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14050

2.5.31 The Lovely Bones

AUTHOR: Alice Sebold
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12232938

2.5.32 READ Flowers for Algernon

CLOSED: [2017-07-20 Thu 03:19]

AUTHOR: Daniel Keyes
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18373

I expected the book to end the way it did a lot earlier and that decreased the power of the transition back to Charlie in this otherwise wonderful story.

2.5.33 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

AUTHOR: Jonathan Safran Foer
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4588

2.5.34 READ The Bell Jar

CLOSED: [2019-11-19 Tue 22:44]

AUTHOR: Sylvia Plath
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6514

2.5.35 The Old Curiosity Shop

AUTHOR: Charles Dickens, Norman Page
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/429024

2.5.36 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

AUTHOR: Carson McCullers
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37380

2.5.37 READ The Giving Tree

CLOSED: [2017-06-08 Thu]

AUTHOR: Shel Silverstein
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/370493

2.5.38 Of Mice and Men

AUTHOR: John Steinbeck
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/890

2.5.39 Anna Karenina

AUTHOR: Leo Tolstoy, David Magarshack, Priscilla Meyer
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/152

2.5.40 The Great Gatsby

AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4671

2.5.41 The Catcher in the Rye

AUTHOR: J.D. Salinger
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5107

2.5.42 Crime and Punishment

AUTHOR: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, David McDuff
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7144

2.5.43 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

AUTHOR: Betty  Smith
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14891

2.5.44 The Perks of Being a Wallflower

AUTHOR: Stephen Chbosky
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22628

2.5.45 The Diary of a Young Girl

AUTHOR: Anne Frank, Eleanor Roosevelt, B.M. Mooyart-Doubleday
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48855

2.5.46 The Metamorphosis

AUTHOR: Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/485894

2.5.47 READ A Clockwork Orange

CLOSED: [2017-04-11 Tue]

AUTHOR: Anthony Burgess
ADDED: <2016-08-12>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/227463

2.5.48 Dandelion Wine (Green Town, #1)

AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury
ADDED: <2016-08-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50033

2.5.49 READ The Trial

CLOSED: [2017-11-06 Mon 23:23]

AUTHOR: Franz Kafka, Edwin Muir, Willa Muir, Max Brod
ADDED: <2016-08-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17690

I don't think I got it completely. The story flows in a confusing and lazy way and I stopped at many places while reading this. I thought a bit about whats different here which is making the whole thing boring. Is it the weird way people converse? Is it the repelling suspense in the story which I don't feel like unraveling by pushing myself a few pages ahead?

Somewhere around 60-70% I got the genius (at least one) behind the writing style. The annoyance you feel from the way the story progresses is meant to be there and it helps you connect with K and his contempt for the court and the whole bureaucracy. I still haven't tried to interpret every symbolism in the story (and there are many, now that I think of it), but I do get the general point now. More Kafka's and some connected philosophical readings should help to get it right.

2.5.50 READ Brave New World

CLOSED: [2017-03-31 Fri]

AUTHOR: Aldous Huxley
ADDED: <2016-08-11>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5129

2.5.51 Siddhartha

AUTHOR: Hermann Hesse, Hilda Rosner
ADDED: <2016-08-07>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52036

2.5.52 Pond

AUTHOR: Claire-Louise Bennett
ADDED: <2016-07-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25333047

2.5.53 The Night Circus

AUTHOR: Erin Morgenstern
ADDED: <2016-06-16>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9361589

2.5.54 READ The Ocean at the End of the Lane

CLOSED: [2016-05-28 Sat]

AUTHOR: Neil Gaiman
ADDED: <2016-05-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15783514

2.5.55 The Old Man and the Sea

AUTHOR: Ernest Hemingway
ADDED: <2016-03-17>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2165

2.5.56 READ The White Tiger

CLOSED: [2016-03-20 Sun]

AUTHOR: Aravind Adiga
ADDED: <2016-03-13>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1768603

2.5.57 READ Life of Pi

CLOSED: [2016-03-13 Sun]

AUTHOR: Yann Martel
ADDED: <2016-02-27>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4214

2.5.58 READ The Lorax

CLOSED: [2015-12-05 Sat]

AUTHOR: Dr. Seuss
ADDED: <2015-12-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7784

2.5.59 The Call of the Wild

AUTHOR: Jack London
ADDED: <2015-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1852

2.5.60 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

AUTHOR: Robert Louis Stevenson, Vladimir Nabokov, Mervyn Peake, Dan Chaon
ADDED: <2015-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51496

2.5.61 The Moonstone

AUTHOR: Wilkie Collins, Carolyn G. Heilbrun
ADDED: <2015-11-28>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6138

2.5.62 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)

AUTHOR: Jeff Kinney
ADDED: <2015-11-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/389627

2.5.63 READ Fahrenheit 451

CLOSED: [2016-08-11 Thu]

AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury
ADDED: <2015-11-01>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17470674

2.5.64 READ 1984

CLOSED: [2018-03-16 Fri 14:54]

AUTHOR: George Orwell, Erich Fromm, Celâl Üster
ADDED: <2015-09-24>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5470

It's beautiful how clearly this book makes you see the importance of written texts with all the imaginative diversity. It's this diversity which threatens any power trying to control minds.

The pieces around torture deeply reminded me of 'A Clockwork Orange' and I find it (elaboration of torture) really impactful in conveying the depth of ideas.

2.5.65 READ Around the World in Eighty Days (Extraordinary Voyages, #11)

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:21]

AUTHOR: Jules Verne, Michael Glencross, Brian W. Aldiss
ADDED: <2015-08-19>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54479

2.5.66 Grimm's Fairy Tales

AUTHOR: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
ADDED: <2015-04-25>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11093132

2.5.67 Aesop's Fables

AUTHOR: Aesop
ADDED: <2015-04-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6376577

2.5.68 READ Treasure Island

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:20]

AUTHOR: Robert Louis Stevenson
ADDED: <2015-03-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/295

2.5.69 The Immoralist

AUTHOR: André Gide, Alan Sheridan, David Watson
ADDED: <2015-02-02>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/70101

2.5.70 READ Einstein's Dreams

CLOSED: [2015-02-09 Mon]

AUTHOR: Alan Lightman
ADDED: <2015-01-26>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12086102

2.5.71 The River

AUTHOR: Alessandro Sanna, Michael Reynolds
ADDED: <2015-01-23>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675268

2.5.72 READ The Jungle Book

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:18]

AUTHOR: Rudyard Kipling
ADDED: <2014-12-21>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77270

2.5.73 Eleven Minutes

AUTHOR: Paulo Coelho
ADDED: <2014-07-14>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1430

2.5.74 READ The Alchemist

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:17]

AUTHOR: Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clarke
ADDED: <2014-07-06>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/865

2.5.75 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #9)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/162823

2.5.76 His Last Bow: 8 Stories (Sherlock Holmes, #8)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/754713

2.5.77 The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #6)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/194366

2.5.78 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/194373

2.5.79 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)

AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3590

2.5.80 READ Deception Point

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:17]

AUTHOR: Dan Brown
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/976

2.5.81 READ Digital Fortress

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:17]

AUTHOR: Dan Brown
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11125

2.5.82 READ The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)

CLOSED: [2018-02-05 Mon 01:17]

AUTHOR: Dan Brown
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6411961

2.5.83 READ Animal Farm

CLOSED: [2014-07-05 Sat]

AUTHOR: George Orwell
ADDED: <2014-07-05>
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7613