Books

I write book reviews to better remember and make connections between what I read. Enjoy. I’d love it if you’d email me more books to read: kastanday (at) gmail (dot) com.

“In the long run the secret of study resides in our ability to bathe our thought, our task, our lesson in the stream of interest.”

Francis Lockwood from The Freshman and His College (1913)

Here’s my list

πŸ₯‡ 5/5 A Gentleman in Moscow
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June 2020

πŸ₯‰ 3/5 Life Is What You Make It
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June 2020

πŸ₯‰ 3/5 Comedy, Sex, God
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May 2020

May 2020

πŸ₯‡ 5/5 Energy: A Human History
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Apr 2020

πŸ₯ˆ 4/5 The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
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Apr 2020

πŸ₯‰ 3/5 Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
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Mar 2020

πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ 2/5 Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

Feb 2020

πŸ₯ˆ 4/5 Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

Jan 2020

πŸ₯‡ 5/5 Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

Nov 2019

πŸ₯‰ 3/5 Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

Nov 2019

πŸ₯‰ 3/5 Migration: A Very Short Introduction

Oct 2019

πŸ₯‡ 5/5 Consciousness: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
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Sept 2019

πŸ₯‡ 5/5 The New Jim Crow

Aug 2019

πŸ₯ˆ 4/5 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Jan 2019

πŸ₯‡ 5/5 Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Jan 2019

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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