I got this idea from Derek Sivers. I've tried to keep track of my reading in the past but never publically. So, for 2016 I commit to put every book I read up here with a rating and a short review, summary or some notes. Books are sorted by rating.
So far, in 2016 I have read 11813 pages.
5/5 stars: Ferrazzi nailed this book; you should buy it, read it and put his advice into practice.
5/5 stars: This is the first book of the year that I have rated as a 5. I don't do so lightly.
4.5/5 stars: This is a beautifully written book about an enigmatic leader who will likely be our next president.
4/5 stars: The Waste Lands is my favorite book of the first half of the Dark Tower series.
4/5 stars: A story of Gunslingers doing gunslinger things to protect the children of Calla Bryn Sturgis.
4/5 stars: “My Spiritual Journey” has inspired me to be more compassionate to the people around me.
4/5 stars: This book has already had a meaningful impact on how I view the world around me. You should read it.
4/5 stars: Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg was a good book. It just wasn’t the book I was expecting.
4/5 stars: I recommend this book to anyone who is still in school, does a lot of self-directed learning or teaches in some capacity.
4/5 stars: At 845 pages long and could probably be cut down by half and not lose much in the way of plot.
3.5/5 stars: I wish someone had given me this book a few years ago, but I'm still glad that I read it now.
3.5/5 stars: This book was entertaining and inspiring. I left it feeling like I could make a difference.
3.5/5 stars: It felt like Derek was giving me personal advice on how to start my next business.
3.5/5 stars: If you love Murakami and have the time to devote to nearly 1000 pages of fairly confusing fiction, then this book is worth a read.
3.5/5 stars: This book is one long flashback. It was okay.
3.5/5 stars: Richard Feynman’s insatiable curiosity and jovial attitude makes his autobiography an entertaining read.
3/5 stars: Nothing groundbreaking here, but if you need convincing that working remotely is the future of many industries, this may help tip the scales.
3/5 stars: Reading this book was the first time I believed that the Anakin we see pod-racing in “The Phantom Menace” could become Darth Vader.
3/5 stars: This book is far more satisfying than the previous installment
3/5 stars: This novel is not as fun as “Wolves of the Calla” but it adds a lot to the overall plot.
3/5 stars: Quick, fun read. If you have interest in how New Yorker Cartoons get made, you will enjoy this book.
3/5 stars: I love this book. The story will draw you in if you can get past King's amateur writing.
2.5/5 stars:I don’t like flashbacks. The Wind Through the Keyhole is almost entirely a flashback.
2.5/5 stars: If you can get past the fact that the three male authors have seemingly never interacted with real women, the content is worth it.
2.5/5 stars: My skepticism towards the science involved and my distaste for the author's style left me wholly unsatisfied
2/5 stars:The book reads like an advertisement for the author.
2/5 stars: 20 pages of interesting information with 300 pages of filler.
1/5 stars: Don’t read this book.