Good Reads

I refuse to give book reviews, I will certainly rant about them… but no reviews. Here are some books I have read over the years and highly recommend.

I also highly recommend investment in both a Kindle and Overdrive! You can get free books to devour with your eyes and brains and you don’t even need to walk into eerie looking library.

I also started listening to e-books during my runs with overdrive as well.

Books about how the world works:

  • The Nine: Jeffrey Toobin
  • China’s Second Continent by Howard French
  • Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
  • Energy Myths and Realities Vaclav Smil
  • Big Data by Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  • The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA by Annie Jacobsen

Books about Military Experience and service are all quite interesting

  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Lutrell
  • Joker One by Donovan Campbell
  • One Bullet Away by Nathaniel Fick
  • SAS Operation Storm: NIne Men Against Four Hundred by Richard Belfield & Roger Cole

Books about how your mind( and other people’s minds) work. 

  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that shape our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
  • Honesty Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
  • Thinking Fast and Slow: Daniel Kaneman
  • Blink by Malcom Gladwell

Books about how criminals work and how to protect yourself from the smart ones

  • Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick
  • How to Cheat at Everything Simon Lovell
  • Art of the Steal Frank Abagnale
  • Future Crimes by Marc Goodman
  • Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright

Fascinating Books about Body Language 

  • What EveryBODY is Saying Joe Navarro
  • Non-Verbal Communication: Science and Applications by David Matsumoto

Books you can just pick up and read any page in when you are bored 

  • Book of Awesome by Neil Patricia
  • 59 Seconds by RIchard WIseman
  • Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America

Good Stories 

  • The Paper Chase by Jay Osborn Jr
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
  • The Alchemst by Paul Coelho

Lifestyle Books

  • 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
  • How to Win Friends and Influence people : Dale Carnegie
  • Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt
  • Super Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt
  • Think like a Freak  by Stephen Dubner & Steven Levitt
  • Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Acccelerate Success
  • The 2 Oz Backpacker: a Problem Solving Manual by Robert S. Wood
  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  • Essentialism: A Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Wilnick and Leif Babin
  • Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

Books About China with interesting angles:

  • Tiger Trap : America’s Secret Spy War with China by David Wise
  • China’s Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tecent and Other Companies are Changing the Rules of Business by Edward Tse
  • China’s Second Continent by Howard W.French





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