Short Book Reviews

Short Book Reviews

Short reviews of modern books.
Not reviews of short books.


It's All in Your Head

by: Suzanne O'Sullivan

Rating: 5/5

Your mind can give your body problems

Never Split the Difference

by: Chris Voss

Rating: 4/5

Splitting the difference is a lose/lose situation.

Fahrenheit 451

by: Ray Bradbury

Rating: 4/5

Dont let people burn books

Crushing It!

by: Gary Vaynerchuk

Rating: 4/5

Give everything your all. Embrace social media.

Talking to Strangers

by: Malcolm Gladwell

Rating: 5/5

A great look at why we're not as good at reading people as we think. Favourite book of the year.

Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models

by: Gabriel Weinberg, Lauren McCann

Rating: 3.5/5

The book is a consice summary of many ideas I've read in other books.

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

by: Jean-Dominique Bauby

Rating: 4/5

Amazing thoughts from a man suffering from locked-in syndrome.

Brave New World

by: Aldous Huxley

Rating: 4/5

An awesome look at a dystopian future where people are conditioned to be happy.

Get Rich Carefully

by: James J. Cramer

Rating: 4/5

A good guide on what to look out for when buying shares.

Steps to financial freedom

by: Bryan Hirsch

Rating: 4/5

Great book to get you started on thinking about your financial future.

Make Your Money Work for You

by: Anthea Gardner

Rating: 5/5

I wish I read this 10 years ago, but I'm gload I read it now.

The Formula: The Universal Law of Success

by: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Rating: 5/5

There is a science to why some people succeed.

Shoe Dog

by: Phil Knight

Rating: 5/5

The books plays out like a movie. Entertaining and informative.

Ender's Game

by: Orson Scott Card

Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed this more than Ready Player One.

The 3-Day Effect

by: Florence Williams

Rating: 3/5

3 nights in nature helped Eric Weiner finish a chapter for his book. Imagine what it could do for you.

The Alchemist

by: Paulo Coelho

Rating: 4.5/5

Great feel-good quick read.

The 5am Club

by: Robin Sharma

Rating: 3/5

Bad story, but highly motivating. Until you read 'Why We Sleep'.

When

by: Daniel H. Pink

Rating: 3.5/5

You're probably doing everything at the wrong time.

Getting Clojure

by: Russ Olsen

Rating: 4.5/5

Clojure is awesome

Influence

by: Robert B. Ciadlini

Rating: 4/5

6 principles that will make you question people's motives.

Predictably Irrational

by: Dan Ariely

Rating: 4/5

You're not as rational as you want to be.

Letters to a Buddhist Jew

by: Akiva Tatz, David Gottlieb

Rating: 2.5/5

Not for me.

Why We Sleep

by: Matthew Walker

Rating: 5/5

Sleep is more important than everything else.

Exactly What to Say

by: Phil M Jones

Rating: 2/5

100 phrases to make someone buy something.

Atomic Habits

by: James Clear

Rating: 4/5

Your environment dictates your habits.

Deep Work

by: Cal Newport

Rating: 4.5/5

You have 4 hours to work. Use them.

The Moral Landscape

by: Sam Harris

Rating: 5/5

I believe in science!

Grit

by: Angela Duckworth

Rating: 5/5

Just do it.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by: Yuval Noah Harari

Rating: 3/5

We're all doomed.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

by: Dale Carnegie

Rating: 4/5

If you're awesome to people, they will like you.

Lying

by: Sam Harris

Rating: 5/5

Never ever lie.

Free Will

by: Sam Harris

Rating: 5/5

You don't decide.

Extreme Ownership

by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

Rating: 5/5

It's not your fault, it's mine.