A collection of books I own or want to own, a glimpse on what I am thinking about sometimes.

This is a collection of book reviews, as well as wishlist for books I want to have.

I have been an avid reader for most of my life. Still, I only recently rediscovered physical books, after mostly reading digitally on my Kindle or laptop.


Meta

This is just an overview, I have more (unlisted) books, some of which I do not intend to write about. Which book I choose or get next is due to my arbitration, though you might be able to influence that by buying me specific books :)

You might find dead forward-links sometimes. This happens when I reference a book I have read without having written the review yet. These links will become valid sometime later when the review is written and released, or at least scheduled for release. So yes, you might find posts that are not visible on the front page yet.

The Process

Every day after waking up, I first journal for about 30min. About whatever comes to mind, really. Afterwards, I read. The goal is to read for 30min. If I do not have any meetings or urgent tasks to do, this easily extends to 60min or sometimes even 90min.

While reading, I take notes. I published these notes in my first book reviews, and sometimes still do abridged versions or include them as a comment in HTML. My review-format settled on a shortened content summary, followed by a review with key takeaways and criticism, as well as some of my favorite quotes from the book.

Existing Book Reviews

While I do regularly update this list, it is likely not up-to-date. Since all such posts are tagged as ‘book’, taking a look at posts tagged as book is guaranteed to show an up-to-date list of published reviews.

Books I have read and want to review

There are some more books I might want to include at some point. Still, these book reviews are in the works, some might even be scheduled for release already.

  • Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs - Karen Berman
  • Stillness is the Key - Rian Holiday
  • Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod
  • Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
  • Talk Like TED - Carmine Gallo
  • Liftoff - Eric Berger
  • Factfulness - Hans Rosling

Books I currently read

This list does not include any novels, comics, short story collections, or stuff I read on the internet. I wrote a bit about SciFi novels in my Project Hail Mary review.

  • Du Bist Genug - Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
  • The One Thing - Gary Keller
  • A Thousand Brains - Jeff Hawkins
  • A Map that Reflects the Territory: Essays by the LessWrong Community
  • The Owners Manual for the Brain

Books I already have

  • How to Read a Financial Report - John Tracy
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
  • The Big Five For Life - John Strelecky
  • Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahnemann
  • Atomic Habits - James Clear
  • Superintelligence - Nick Bostrom
  • To Sell is Human - Daniel Pink
  • leading without authority - Keith Ferrazzi
  • Making Evil - Julia Shaw
  • Start with Why - Simon Sinek
  • crucial conversations - Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
  • Never Eat Alone - Keith Ferrazzi
  • Beyond Order - Jordan Peterson
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Marshall Goldsmith
  • Brave new World - Huxley
  • One Up on Wall Street - Peter Lynch
  • Superforecasting - Philip Tetlock
  • Turn the Ship Around! - David Marquet
  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster - Bill Gates
  • the art of the good life - Rolf Dobelli

Books I would like to have

  • Good to Great - James C. Collins
  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
  • The Hard Thing about Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution - C. McChesney, S. Covey, J. Huling
  • The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem - Nathaniel Branden
  • How to Lie with Statistics - Darrell Huff
  • SPIN Selling - Neil Rackham
  • The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene
  • Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales From the World of Wall Street - John Brooks
  • Asimov’ Foundation Series (I already have ‘Ende der Ewigkeit’)
  • Dosteovsky: Demons, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov
  • … (so many more, but these have priority)

Books I want to re-read

  • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy - Richard Rumelt
  • Digital Dementia - Manfred Spitzer
  • Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Fouer
  • 1984 - George Orwell

Edit: last updated on 2021-08-23