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Asymmetry 27 February, 2019

Winner of a few awards and top of quite a few lists, Asymmetry is a book that defies a normal categorization. The book has three parts…

Foreign Influence 17 February, 2019

Foreign Influence is the next entry in the Scot Harvath series from Brad Thor. An indulgent page turner from the get go, this one falls in…

Ice 10 February, 2019

Sometimes a book comes along where I'm convinced it is either horrible or amazing and I vacillate between the two. Typically the process…

The Real Lolita 06 February, 2019

I still need to read Lolita . It is one of the only audiobooks that I have ever made it all the way through and actually felt like I…

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell 25 January, 2019

The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell is actually two essays really put together as a book. The first The Doors of Perception is…

Acid Test 29 December, 2018

Another member of the drug related books on Taya's bookshelf, Acid Test is yet another historical look at psychedelics in the United…

The Apostle 09 December, 2018

The Apostle is book eight in the Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor. Not much to say about this one, it was about on par with the other books…

The Martian Chronicles 10 October, 2018

A classic sci-fi (although I think he classified it as fantasy) novel, The Martian Chronicles , is one that has always been on my list but…

The Shock Doctrine 20 September, 2018

The Shock Doctrine is a book detailing how capitalism has been spread throughout the world on the back of disaster and violence. I was…

Flow (again) 20 August, 2018

I had this book Flow (again) on my Kindle and couldn't remember whether I had read it yet or not, so I decided to read it. Just now as I…

A Brief History of Seven Killings 11 August, 2018

A Brief History of Seven Killings , winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, is a challenging read spanning several decades centered on the…

The Harvard Psychedelic Club 01 July, 2018

The Harvard Psychedelic Club was recommended to me by Taya as she was surprised I had not read it already. I had a decent understanding of…

Bringing Up Bébé 29 June, 2018

Bringing Up Bébé is a book memoir combined with a book on parenting advice. The main point is that the culture of parenting in Paris is…

American Gods 14 June, 2018

American Gods made its way on to my reading list again for some unknown reason. I think someone asked me if I liked Neil Gaiman and as…

Artemis 06 April, 2018

From the author of The Martian , Artemis is a great heist story set on the moon in the future. Once again he strikes just the right…

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee 22 March, 2018

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee was recommended by our future pediatrician. In many ways it is a book about living a Jewish life and how…

Station Eleven 20 March, 2018

Another suggestion from Amazon's list of best books, Station Eleven is a story about humanity and civilization. The setting is before…

The Left Hand of Darkness 01 March, 2018

The Left Hand of Darkness was recommended to me by Taya after she read this as well as The Dispossessed which I understand to be in the…

The War of Art 22 January, 2018

Another book made it onto my list for a reason I can no longer remember. I decided to pick up The War of Art and power through it because…

Annihilation 18 January, 2018

Part of being married is experiencing new things that you would otherwise have not because of your partner. I can't say that I always…

The First Commandment 31 December, 2017

Yet another Scot Harvath book from Brad Thor, The First Commandment was just as good as the rest. These books are a bit of my guilty…

Hillbilly Elegy 24 December, 2017

When one gets married, there is an expectation of a gift or favor given to the attendees by the bride and groom. Taya and I had both been to…

The Drawing of the Three 16 May, 2017

I guess I am reading the Dark Tower series now, so this was the second installment, The Drawing of the Three . Having enjoyed the first…

Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals 10 March, 2017

Written by the author of Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance , Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals is the next step in a philosophical…

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 02 November, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed Guns, Germs, and Steel as it presented a narrative that was based on the entirety of human history. This long time…

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying 19 September, 2016

I have delayed writing this post for over a month now. I read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying because the Tibetan Book of the Dead…

The Good Girl 23 August, 2016

I think I ended up reading The Good Girl because it was on the list of free books from Amazon for July or August. It was a decent book, at…

Water for Elephants 10 July, 2016

I kept hearing about or seeing Water for Elephants so that I came to the conclusion that it must be worth checking out. Overall it was an…

Catch 22 01 July, 2016

There are many books that for one reason or another exist in my mind as part of a list of classics. Books that I feel are quoted or read…

When Breath Becomes Air 27 April, 2016

I heard about When Breath Becomes Air coming out probably because of the New York Times article that the author wrote, but I am not…

Morning Star 15 April, 2016

The third and final book in the Red Rising trilogy, Morning Star was equally as good as the first two books. None of them are liteary…

Fates and Furies 10 March, 2016

Fates and Furies is yet another work of literary fiction with a dramatic amount of metaphor and flowery language. This is a heavy book with…

The Bell Jar 29 February, 2016

Thank goodness for leap day as I managed to technically get in another book in February. I forgot why I added The Bell Jar to my wishlist…

Siddhartha 30 January, 2016

I am not sure where I had first heard of Siddhartha , but it has been in the back of my head as a book that I should read at some point…

The Man in the High Castle 19 January, 2016

Amazon created a TV series semi-based on this book and it was available as part of the Unlimited Kindle reading program on Amazon, so I…

Furiously Happy 24 December, 2015

In my attempt to read a book a week this year, I have gone through a variety of different strategies to find new things to read. Amazon has…

The Grownup 16 December, 2015

Gillian Flynn has proven to be one of my favorite authors. I have yet to read something by her that I did not like. This short story, The…

Submergence 14 December, 2015

I have been trying to figure out how Submergence got added to my reading list and honestly I have no idea. I have a feeling this came from…

Takedown 10 December, 2015

I just finished Takedown , which is book 5 in Brad Thor's Scot Harvath series. These books take me less than 24 hours to put down, mostly…

13 Hours 16 November, 2015

I forget what movie I was at when I first saw the preview for this upcoming movie, but I was pretty excited when I saw it. There was a lot…

Die a Little 13 November, 2015

I happened upon an article in Slate that basically says adults should read books for adults and should be embarrassed about reading young…

Mindset 08 November, 2015

Pop psychology books are usually not my bag, but I have had Mindset lying around for awhile after someone gave it to me and I finally…

Blowback 03 November, 2015

Blowback is book four in Brad Thor's Scot Harvath series. I am not sure why I am sometimes able to suspend disbelief and sometimes I am…

Pretty Girls 29 October, 2015

Since I am back on the reading train, I went all in and plowed through Pretty Girls , which I decided to check out after an Amazon…

State of the Union 09 July, 2015

I decided to put State of the Union on my reading list after reading a couple of the other Scot Harvath books. I have to say the first two…

Golden Son 04 July, 2015

I read Red Rising a while ago and enjoyed it enough to put the second book in the trilogy, Golden Son on my reading list. Red Rising…

A Small Indiscretion 22 June, 2015

I read Everything I Never Told You and The Girl on The Train for whatever reasons (I think because of some Amazon list), and hence A…

Masters of Chaos 20 June, 2015

While reading Chosen Soldier , there was a reference to the book Masters of Chaos as a good historical account of the missions of the…

Path of the Assassin 16 June, 2015

After reading The Lions of Lucerne , I really wanted to read more about Scot Harvath, so I followed up with the second book in the series…

Chosen Soldier 08 June, 2015

Chosen Soldier is an account of how the US Army recruits and trains special forces soldiers. This was the state of affairs as of around…

Flow 06 June, 2015

I am usually not a fan of psychology books, especially not pop psychology, and even more typically not a fan of what could commonly be…

Inside Delta Force 23 May, 2015

I have been reading a few military books recently, so naturally I would eventually come to read something about Delta Force. What better…

The Girl on the Train 17 May, 2015

The Amazon lists of top books seems to be a bit hit or miss with me, but more hit than miss. The Girl on the Train is definitely a hit on…

Roughneck Nine-One 10 May, 2015

It appears that I was able to make good on my hope that I would be able to catch back up to my previous pace of a at least a book a week as…

Cryptonomicon 04 May, 2015

Cryptonomicon was a long and at times convulted read, but overall it was entertaining. Although the book was not ridiculously long (around…

Guns, Germs, and Steel 30 March, 2015

One of the more eye opening books I have read in a while, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a look at why some parts of the world advanced faster…

Lions of Kandahar 10 March, 2015

The Green Berets form an interesting part of our military. They are the Army's tier 2 special forces operators analogous to the SEALs which…

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace 02 March, 2015

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace is another book that made it's way onto my list via being a top rated book on Amazon. I am really…

The Lions of Lucerne 24 February, 2015

I have always liked thrillers like Rainbow Six and The Bourne Identity , so when I heard about the Scot Harvath series, I decided to…

Zero To One 17 February, 2015

Everyone in Silicon Valley has been talking about Peter Thiel's book Zero To One , so I had to add it to my list. I just finished it and I…

Ready Player One 13 February, 2015

Rearranging my reading list to mix up the content and genre was definitely a good idea. Ready Player One got bumped up in my queue because…

Everything I Never Told You 01 February, 2015

I really need to stop reading books about families with dead daughters. I have read 8 books so far this year and 3 of them have their main…

The Martian 26 January, 2015

Somehow The Martian ended up on my reading list and I am quite happy that it did. I found it difficult to put down, even more so that some…

American Sniper 04 January, 2015

I had heard about the story of Chris Kyle through various sources over the past couple years, but I had never got around to reading this…

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