What I read in January 2019

Read books Jan 2019

  1. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu, 417

    • This was my first audio book ever. Although I got tired of the narrator's voice, the book is a fascinating story of advertisements.
  2. The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow, 272p

    • Another audio book and I must that this is probably better experienced with a written version. There were some tables and graphs descriptions that did not quite work while listening to it. But the book is great and convince us that almost everything is random and we don't really have control of the outcomes. Just let it be.
  3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson, 224p

    • I am a huge fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson. His podcast StarTalk Radio is one of my favorites but curiously I've never read one of his books. And this one is narrated by himself and it's excellent! It's very accessible and it's filled with fascinating facts about the Universe. I loved the chapter about the cosmic Periodic Table. The last chapter is absolutely beautiful giving us a brilliant cosmic perspective.
  4. enough by Patrick Rhone, 96p

    • This one is a collection of essays from the author's blog that basically encourages us to think about what is enough in our lives. It's a quick read full of interesting insights.
  5. All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, 313p

    • Weird and interesting book. You can read my thought about it here.

Reading plans for February:

By Noisy Deadlines Minimalist in progress, nerdy, skeptic. I don't leave without my e-reader.