Book Notes

Purpose

These are my personal “book reports” or book notes, if you will. They exist largely for me, as going through my Kindle highlights and forcing myself to write a summary/report helps me solidify the knowledge gained. You are welcome to read or use them as you like.

Format: Title, Author (year published) ($price, amazon.com link)

 

Romantic Relationships:

Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg (2015) ($15, amazon.com link)

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman (1995) ($7-15, amazon.com link)

The Game

Not Your Mother’s Rules: The New Secrets for Dating, (2013)

How to Make Someone Fall in Love With You in 90 Minutes or Less, Nicholas Boothman, (2009)

The Soulmate Experience (2011)

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach (2009)($10-14, amazon.com link)

 


 

Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy:

 

Be Here Now, Ram Das (1971) ($6, amazon.com link)

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Kamal Ravikant, 2012 ($free-$5, amazon.com link)

Why Does the World Exist?, Jim Holt (2012)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle (2004)

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)

Happiness, A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill, Matthieu Ricard (2003)

Letters from a Stoic (c. 65CE), Lucius Annaeus Seneca

About Time

 


 

The Sciences:

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell (2006) ($13, amazon.com book link)

Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond (2009, read 2012)

Secrets of Power Negotiating, Roger Dawson (2012, read 2013)

The Martian: A Novel, Andy Weir (2014)

A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (1998)

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, John Medina (2008)

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body Jo Marchant (2016)

The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (TED Books), Siddhartha Mukherjee, 2015

 

Food Rules & In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto Michael Pollan, 2008-2009

Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser, 2001 ($10, amazon.com link)

The Truth about Carbs, Nate Miyaki (2014, read 2015)

 

While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement, Carolyn Maull McKinstry and Denise George ($9, amazon.com link)

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, 2015

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible, A. J. Jacobs, 2008

Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology, Johnjoe McFadden, 2015

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, Mary Roach (2013)

Language Intelligence, Joseph J Romm (2012)

The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg (2012)

The Disappearing Spoon, Sam Kean (2010)

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Sam Kean (2015)

The Demon-Haunted World

 

Hidden In Plain Sight: The simple link between relativity and quantum mechanics, Andrew Thomas (2012) ($1, amazon.com link)


 


 

Novels:

Alice in Wonderland

The Time Machine

 


 

Format: Title, Author (year published) ($price, amazon.com link)