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     Siddhartha by *Hermann Hesse*

Best reads from 2019:

  1. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
  2. Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It: Wisdom of the Great Philosophers on How to Live by Daniel Klein
  3. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson

Best reads from 2018:

  1. Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom, and Cognition by Francisco J. Varela
  2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  3. The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  4. The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality by Branko Milanović
  5. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans, Ola and Anna Rosling

I recently read

The Gene: An Intimate History
it was amazing
Such a beautifully written book on the past, present and the future of genetics. Have to hand it to Siddhartha Mukherjee for his ability to effortlessly explain complex biological phenomena without losing the reader or the scientific int...
The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
really liked it
Enjoyable read, would recommend! It was an easy and light introduction to the world of economic inequalities around the world for me. I like the way the author has written in-depth essays to express the key ideas of how he categorizes th...
The Art of Happiness
liked it
I'm really impressed and inspired by Dalai Lama's attitude and approach to achieving inner peace. Not only is he a very very open minded person, he's also a deep thinker who genuinely cares about various issues. In this perspective, the ...
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
it was amazing
The ideas in this book are so thought provoking that they make you stop to look around and notice things around you in new light; perspectives you can never unsee. Truly one of the best books I've read!
In a Sunburned Country
really liked it
I read this book while traveling in Australia for the first time. This book is one of the main reasons why I fell in love with the continent!
A Short History of Nearly Everything
it was amazing
This is such a funny and informative book with very quick deep dives into such an eclectic collection of fields... that I'm convinced that it takes a truly curious journalist and literary genius to write!
Ethical Know-How: Action, Wisdom, and Cognition
it was amazing
I'm so glad to have discovered Varela! Don't let the size of the book deceive you. Varela touches upon, and conveys so much in this tiny book that one reading is simply not enough to take it all in. This book has fundamentally changed t...