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TOTALS
I read 5,819 pages across 18 books Img bookstack 20

Your Default Settings by Rad Wendzich
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SHORTEST BOOK
154 pages
Your Default Settings: Adjust Yo...
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LONGEST BOOK
512 pages
Continuous Delivery: Reliable So...
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Continuous Delivery by David  Farley
AVERAGE LENGTH
323 pages

MOST POPULAR
1,439,384
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Ga...
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Your Default Settings by Rad Wendzich
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BARRY’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
3.7

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
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4.53 average
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Barry’s first review of the year
it was amazing
Amazing book. The author has such a strong understanding of political, religious, social and emotional systems, combining them all to give context on how the world has reached it’s current state.

Struggled with interest in part 1, but parts 2 and 3 build up to an incredible part 4 on the scientific revolution with particularly awesome chapters on capitalism, and happiness (separate topics :)).

Enjoyed the very occasional hints of humor, too.
BARRY’S 2019 BOOKS
Continuous Delivery by David  Farley
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
it was amazing
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
The Pocket Pema Chodron by Pema Chödrön
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
There There by Tommy Orange
Leading by Alex Ferguson
it was amazing
Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Your Default Settings by Rad Wendzich
What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz
Barry’s last review of the year
really liked it
Much like Ben’s other book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, this book is 1/2 story telling and 1/2 advice on running a company.

What’s different is the story telling 1/2 in What You Do Is Who You Are focuses on leaders outside of the business realm. This includes deep dives into how Toussaint Louverture, Shaka Senghor and Genghis Khan built cultures with their actions. These sections felt like dragged out history lessons with tenuous connections
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