Monday, November 30, 2015

Best Books of 2015

These weren't actually written in 2015 (most of them anyway), but rather I read them in 2015. I went through all the books I read this year, and have ranked them below, as holiday gift ideas for you!

1) The Fish that Ate the Whale
2) Sapiens
3) The Magic of Reality
4) Double Your Profits in 6 months or Less
5) Red Notice
6) Netflixed
7) Dream Big
8) Bad Science
9) Stuff Matters
10) Getting Things Done
11) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
12) Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!


juan said...

Thanks for writing about the books you read, Saj. I've read some of your recommendations, including half of those on this list, and now know that when you like a book, I'm very likely to like it too. Getting Things Done was an exception, as I didn't get much from that one. The Fish that Ate the Whale was terrific.
Thanks again.

Saj Karsan said...

Always nice to read your comments, Juan. Since we have similar taste, feel free to send over some recommendations of your own.


juan said...

Saj, some books I've recently read and liked are the Rational Optimist (Matt Ridley), the Better Angels of our Nature (Steven Pinker), 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology (Scott Lilienfeld), the History of Western Philosophy (Bertrand Russell), Waking Up (Sam Harris), and Faith vs Fact (Jerry Coyne). If I had to chose just one of those to recommend, it would be the Rational Optimist.

I'm now reading Thomas Sowell's "Ever Wonder Why?", which is a collection of essays. They're not all great, but so far it's been well worth reading for the few outstanding ones.