Lit Review

Overview and notes from books I’ve read. I want to be the type of person who re-reads books I enjoy, but there’s always something new that is too interesting to go back to something I’ve already read. That said, there are a lot of important idea worth reviewing later to see how they continue to resonate with me. This is an attempt to compile all those snippets in one place for easy review. Not necessarily for public consumption… but not necessarily private either. Inspired by Derek Sivers. (Current reads and audiobooks link to pages to get the book; others link to my notes)







  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses
  • A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
  • Abundance
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • Brain Rules
  • Chaos: Making a New Science
  • Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics
  • Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
  • Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation
  • Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
  • Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
  • Living by the Numbers – Wired 20.10 Oct 2012
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
  • Other books
  • Reality is Broken
  • Run or Die
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
  • Salt: A World History
  • Sapiens
  • Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens
  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
  • The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks
  • The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
  • The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
  • The Martian
  • The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time
  • Tribe