Books of 2018

I’m posting this over a year late because I quit all forms of internet interactions. I’m not committing, but I’m thinking about writing to formulate my thoughts again so just pushing this up for posterity.

The List

Data Oriented DesignRechard FabianFebruary 5
The New Jim CrowMichelle AlexanderMay 6
Crucial ConversationsAl Switzler, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillanJune 5
The Bully PulpitDoris Kearns GoodwinJune 10
Astrophysics for People in a HurryNeil deGrasse TysonJune 16
The Sixth ExtinctionElizabeth KolbertJune 20
Agent GarboStephan TaltyJune 21
Moonwalking With EinsteinJosh FoerJune 25
The Three-Body ProblemCixin LiuJune 28
The Dark ForestCixin LiuJuly 2
Death’s EndCixin LiuJuly 20
A Hope More Powerful Than The SeaMelissa FlemmingOctober 4
The Nature of Software DevelopmentRon JeffriesOctober 8
The Moon is a Harsh MistressRobert A HeinleinOctober 30
The Alloy of LawBrandon SandersonNovember 6
Shadows of SelfBrandon SandersonNovember 15
The Bands of MourningBrandon SandersonDecember 3
The MartianAndy WeirDecember 20
Faithful and Virtuous NightLouise GlückDecember 23

I find it interesting to review what I gravitate towards after the fact to discover where my interests lie. Standout books for this year that I have added to my recommended reading list are as follows:

The Ender’s Game series by Orson Scott Card.

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Len Fisher

Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

The Optimism Bias by Tali Sharot