Reading

Check out some of the books I’ve read!

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The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls

  • “You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.”
  • [4/5] – Hilarious memoir full of heart-wrenching moments. Must read.
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Life of Pi
Life of Pi

Life of Pi Yann Martel

  • “To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
  • [4/5] – Loved the movie and the book’s better. Delicious read revealing the power of human will and faith.
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Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
Bruce Lee: Artist of Life

Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee

  • “The essential quality of living life lies simply in the living.”
  • [4/5] – Brilliant insights into a great philosophical mind. Applicable philosophy in all walks of life.
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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman Richard P Feynman

  • “You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”
  • [4/5] – One of my favourite biographies. Creative, adventurous and full of curiosity.
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A Brief History of Seven Killings
A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James

  • “And killing don’t need no reason. This is ghetto. Reason is for rich people. We have madness.”
  • [4/5] – Epic.
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Malcolm X
Malcolm X

Malcolm X Malcolm X

  • “And if I can die having brought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help to destroy the racist cancer that is malignant in the body of America—then, all of the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine.”
  • [5/5] – Must-read biography. Racism in America.
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Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu

  • “Follow your path to the end
    Accept difficulty as an opportunity
    This is the sure way to end up
    With no difficulties at all”
  • [5/5] – Simple extraordinary wisdom which grows time and time again.
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Iran Awakening
Iran Awakening

Iran Awakening Shirin Ebadi

  • “The written word is the most powerful tool we have to protect ourselves, both from the tyrants of the day and from our own traditions.”
  • [4/5] – Amazing memoir on Iran, women’s rights and the stories of a nation.
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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Charles Seife

  • “The void implies the existence of the infinite.”
  • [4/5] – Fascinating read on the history and impact of mathematics.
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The War of Art
The War of Art

The War of Art Steven Pressfield

  • “Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.”
  • [5/5] – READ. THIS. BOOK.
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The Creative Habit
The Creative Habit

The Creative Habit Twyla Tharp

  • “Practice without purpose, however, is nothing more than exercise. Too many people practice what they’re already good at and neglect the skills that need more work.”
  • [4/5] – Building habits, overcoming ruts and applying dance/business wisdom to our daily lives.
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Man’s Search for Meaning
Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl

  • “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
  • [5/5] – The beautiful memoir of a psychologist who survived the holocaust.
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The Music Lesson
The Music Lesson

The Music Lesson Victor Wooten

  • “A child playing air-guitar plays no wrong notes.”
  • [5/5] – Best book on music ever. The life lessons…wow.
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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams

  • “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
  • “Don’t Panic.”
  • [42/5] -Funniest book(s) I’ve ever read.
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On the Shortness of Life
On the Shortness of Life

On the Shortness of Life Seneca

  • “People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.”
  • [5/5] – Favourite book on stoic philosophy. Read it and LIVE.
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Gut
Gut

Gut Giulia Enders

  • “Looking closer at human beings, it becomes clear that each of us is a world of our own. Our forehead is a breezy meadow, our elbows are arid wastelands, our eyes are salty lakes, and our gut is the most amazing giant forest ever, populated by the weirdest of creatures.”
  • [3/5] -Information galore. Keep learning!
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The Illegal
The Illegal

The Illegal Lawrence Hill

  • “I am not after you – in that way”
  • [3/5] – Lots of fun and delicious characters.
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Long Walk to Freedom
Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela

  • “I again realized that we were not different people with separate languages; we were one people, with different tongues.”
  • [5/5] – Best biography ever.
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The Laws of Medicine
The Laws of Medicine

The Laws of Medicine Siddhartha Mukherjee

  • “It’s easy to make perfect decisions with perfect information. Medicine asks you to make perfect decisions with imperfect information.”
  • [4/5] – Short, sweet and thought provoking.
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The Book of Negroes
The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill

  • “Words swim farther than a man can walk.”
  • [5/5] – You have to read this book. It’s that good.
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An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth
An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth

An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth Chris Hadfield

  • “One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as an astronaut: to value the wisdom of humility, as well as the sense of perspective it gives you.”
  • [4/5] – Amazing life lessons from a badass astronaut.
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The Alchemist
The Alchemist

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

  • “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
  • [ ] – My favourite book of all time.

 

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What I Know for Sure
What I Know for Sure

What I Know for Sure Oprah Winfrey

  • “Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.”
  • [3/5] – Oprah’s life advice.
  • For Everyone

 

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On Writing
On Writing

On Writing Stephen King

  • “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
  • [6/5] – The best book on writing. Ever.
  • Read. This. Now.

 

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Rework
Rework

Rework Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

  • Inspiration is Perishable
  • [5/5] – Must read for Entrepreneurs and Business
  • Just read it.

 

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Startup Communities
Startup Communities

Startup Communities Brad Feld

  • Documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs
  • [3/5] – Recommended for Community Builders
  • Great for Entrepreneurs and Community Builders

 

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The $100 Startup
The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup Chris Guillebeau

  • “This book is for: those who take action and those who provide the inspiration”
  • [4/5] – Useful, Actionable and no BS.
  • Great for Entrepreneurship and Solopreneurship
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Spinning Mambo into Salsa
Spinning Mambo into Salsa

Spinning Mambo into Salsa Juliet McMains

  • A study on the evolution and history of Salsa from the 1950s to now.
  • [4/5] – Highly recommended for Salsa lovers
  • Great for Dancers and Salsa Enthusiasts

 

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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind Shunryu Suzuki

  • In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”
  • [5/5] – Mindfulness. Mindset. Kicking Ass.
  • Great for Entrepreneurs and Learners

 

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