In no particular order, these are some of my favorite books that I read in 2020.
Books I’ve read. Not quite reviews, more like thoughts and notes. See my reading list.
Books I’ve read (since I started keeping track), ordered chronologically. Also, take a look at my top reads posts.
In no particular order, these are some of my favorite books that I read in 2019.
A growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.
Thought-provoking and entertaining. Amy Chua uses her own life to describe the differences between Chinese and Western parenting.
Interesting quotes, thoughts, and ideas that caught my attention from Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist.
Challenge your presumptions about feminism. Embrace your own version. Basically, don’t let women be treated like shit.
An enjoyable description of the twentieth century, told through Walter Cronkite’s life experiences as well as his prominent journalistic pieces.
Dr. Lisa Damour breaks the topic of girls’ adolescence into seven stages, allowing the reader to see the progression from child to young woman.
A classic novel by George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), it portrays the gradual evolution of the 1940’s world as we knew it into a dystopian society of 1984.
A book of aphorisms, maxims, and apothegems (think inspirational quotes) written by a Quaker in the 1600s.
A thought exercise for anyone interested in the betterment of our society through education.
The author attempts to tie together the real story of the gunfight at OK Corral and Wyatt Earp with original source information from several disparate sources.
Checklists don’t take the place of experience and knowledge. They free our mind from having to remember each step we must take on the path to completion.
Succinctly written with several recommendations for best practices that resonated with me.
If you’re a parent to a pre-teen or teenager, buy this book. Read it. Have your child read it. Discuss it with them. Openly.
Short in length, this is an easy read with plenty of subtext and meaning that still applies in our world, even 70 years after it was authored.
An interesting tale of courage and strength told through the eyes of a young teenage girl.
Great primer for budgeting and investing, covering basic and advanced topics with clarity and focus.
If you’re feeling curious and open-minded, this book will help you move your hobbies and passions forward into something more tangible.
Besides the expected organizational tips and suggestions, the author’s basic premise is to find a system that works best for you.
Originally written in 1975 and then revised in 1995, I think this book truly withstands the test of time for the field of software development.
Wonderfully quick read. The authors discuss correlation versus causation and how economics affected various social conditions.
A relatively short, easy to read book about web usability.