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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Shortest Book
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Longest Book

Average book length in 2020

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Most Popular
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The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus
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Simon’s average rating for 2020

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.45 average

Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier

Simon’s first review of the year

liked it
I agree with many of the arguments, but found this a tough read. It was not particularly linear, but meandered in making its points. I imagine that reading this is like spending a few days hanging out with Lanier and just letting him talk. Nothing wrong with that, and there are good observations and ideas in here. Also, it’s a nice counterbalance to a lot of the uncritical hype about digital technology and network technology benefits. I just wish ...more

Old Man's War by John Scalzi
it was amazing
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
The Martian by Andy Weir
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
it was amazing
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Deep Medicine by Eric J. Topol
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
it was amazing
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Redshirts by John Scalzi
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Indistractable by Nir Eyal
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
it was amazing
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Waking Up by Sam Harris
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Qu... by Randall Munroe
really liked it
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
McMindfulness by Ronald Purser
2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
The Story of More by Hope Jahren
Contact by Carl Sagan
Delta-V by Daniel Suarez
it was amazing
Blindsight by Peter Watts
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Against Creativity by Oli Mould
The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin
The 5 AM Club by Robin S. Sharma
How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler
The 5am Club by Robin S. Sharma
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown
You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov
Titan by Ron Chernow
Permutation City by Greg Egan
really liked it
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Mastery by Robert Greene
I, Claudius by Robert Graves
it was amazing
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
it was amazing
Strategy Safari by Henry Mintzberg
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Death's End by Liu Cixin

Death's End by Liu Cixin

Simon’s last review of the year

really liked it
An enjoyably relentless assault of mind-expanding ideas, but you must be willing to significantly and continuously suspend disbelief.
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