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Reading

Title Author Rating Read On
The Hard Thing About Hard Things Ben Horowitz 4 2020/08/26
The Cuckoo’s Egg Clifford Stoll 4 2020/08/13
King Leopold’s Ghost Adam Hochshild 4 2020/08/04
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Daniel Coyle 5 2020/08/03
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn Richard Hamming 4 2020/07/26
The End of Policing Alex Vitale 4 2020/07/09
How to Take Smart Notes Sonke Ahrens 5 2020/07/06
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything your American History Textbook Got Wrong James W. Loewen 5 2020/06/28
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Matthew Walker 5 2020/06/28
The Philosophy of Walking Fredric Gros, Clifford Harper, John Howe 2 2020/05/30
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence Robert Pirsig 5 2020/05/23
Shape Up: Stop Running in Circles and Ship Work that Matters Ryan Singer 3 2020/05/04
a definition and criticism of cybercommunism Tere Vadén and Juha Suoranta 2 2020/01/03
The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff Ofer Bergman 5 2020/05/02
The Englishman’s Food: Five Centuries of English Diet J.C. Drummond 5 2020/04/17
Remote: Office Not Required Jason Fried 4 2020/03/11
Deep JavaScript: Theory and techniques Axel Rauschmayer 4 2020/03/06
The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection Liu Cixin 5 2020/02/26
The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last Azra Raza 3 2020/02/09
Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages Gaston Dorren 5 2020/01/11
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos #1) Dan Simmons 3 2020/01/11
Guns Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond 4 2019/12/26
The Bhagavad Gita Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa 3 2019/11/07
Religio Medici Thomas Browne 3 2019/11/06
The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe Andrew Wheatcroft 5 2019/11/05
Meditations Marcus Aurelius 3 2019/11/01
The Dark Forest Hugh Walpole 4 2019/10/29
Dune Frank Herbert 4 2019/07/20
Testament Of Youth: An Autobiographical Study Of The Years 1900-1925 Vera Brittain 5 2019/06/29
Death’s End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #3) Liu Cixin 5 2019/06/23
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) Liu Cixin 5 2019/06/22
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #2) Liu Cixin 5 2019/06/18
2001: A Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey #1) Arthur C. Clarke 5 2018/05/03
No Man Knows My History (Arkosh History) Fawn M. Brodie 5 2017/10/13
The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript Nicholas C. Zakas 3 2017/06/22
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary Linus Torvalds 5 2017/06/10
The Empire of Russia From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time John S.C. Abbott 4 2017/06/03
Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange Fred A. Wilcox 4 2017/06/03
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space Carl Sagan 5 2017/05/29
War is a Racket Smedley D. Butler 5 2017/05/29
A Spy’s Guide to Thinking John Braddock 5 2017/02/24
The Songs Of Distant Earth Arthur C. Clarke 5 2016/12/25
Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 5 2016/12/19
Rama Revealed (Rama #4) Arthur C. Clarke 5 2016/12/16
The Garden of Rama (Rama #3) Arthur C. Clarke 5 2016/12/11
Rama II (Rama #2) Arthur C. Clarke 5 2016/12/07
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama #1) Arthur C. Clarke 5 2016/12/02
The Star (The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke #3) Arthur C. Clarke 5 2016/11/28
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander 4 2016/09/01
Stigum’s Money Market Marcia Stigum 2 2016/08/01
Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan Fariba Nawa 4 2016/08/01
History of Economic Thought: A Critical Perspective E.K. Hunt 5 2016/05/01
The Worldly Philosophers Robert L. Heilbroner 5 2016/01/01
Environmental Economics: An Elementary Introduction R. Kerry Turner 1 2016/01/01
The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources Michael T. Klare 4 2015/03/01
Wilderness and the American Mind Roderick Nash 5 2015/01/01
Land Use and Society, Revised Edition: Geography, Law, and Public Policy Rutherford H. Platt 2 2015/01/01
The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories Ernest Hemingway 5 2015/01/01
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter; Greener, Healthier, and Happier Edward L. Glaeser 5 2014/01/01
Humans in the Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Studies Kai N. Lee 2 2014/01/01
Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle Matthew Klingle 2 2014/01/01
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England William Cronon 5 2014/01/01
Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation Karl Jacoby 5 2014/01/01
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty in the World Paul Hawken 4 2013/01/01
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems Van Jones 3 2013/01/01