Non-Fiction

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My notes are automatically generated by Google Play Books.

Highlights - Red: To apply in life. Yellow: Resonating notes. Green: Vocabulary to revise on.

  • Deep Work - Cal Newport
    • A manifesto that argues how long duration of focused work will be a rare and valuable commodity. Especially in an upcoming world where it’s easier for everyone to be distracted (Social Media, Netflix, Youtube, etc).
  • Atomic Habits - James Clear
    • Argues that greatness comes from consistent grinding. Also provides an S.O.P for instilling habits.
  • Getting Things Done - David Allen
    • The O.G. gold standard for instilling a system for handling work and living a stress free life. Doesn’t apply as much for makers though.
  • Courage to be Disliked - Ichiro Kishimi
    • Argues that we are in control of our emotions and that we are not our traumas. A manifesto on living a socially happier life.
  • The Checklist Manifesto - Atul Gawande
    • Making an argument for checklists. After the numerous times of forgetting something as pivotal as a shoe at a badminton game, and a tie for an interview. I live by checklists prior to this book. Still interesting to see how big a difference checklists makes in the healthcare industry.
    • I have a compiled list of checklists here
  • Essentialism - Greg Mckeown
    • A more nuanced take on minimalism. Although rather close siblings.
  • Show Your Work - Austin Kleon
    • A read-in-an-afternoon book for people who needs convincing that showing your work is the 21st century of CVs. Although, the most important part is practicing doing the work after.
  • How To Be Miserable - Randy J.Paterson
    • An anti approach to how to be happy. Similar to How to be a loser. This book contains the key essentials to not living a miserable life.

Fiction

  • 1984 - George Orwell
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • Three Body Problem Series - Liu CiXin
  • Eragon Series - Christopher Paolini
  • I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
  • Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
  • Robot Series - Isaac Asimov
  • Everything by Dan Brown

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