Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Books I Read in 2013-2014

At first I thought the exercise of posting book lists was middlebrow vanity but it actually does help to organize your thinking and retain what you've read (the best is to write a review on each). I should note that a number of these were abandoned ("liberated") partway through (mostly fiction). For some reason people hesitate to notice and act on the sunk cost fallacy when reading, but it's a virtue to walk out of a bad movie, even when you've paid!

Also Spracht Zarathustra - Nietzsche
Herodotus - the Histories
Kama Sutra
Just So Stories - Kipling

Moonwalking with Einstein - Foer
Willpower - Baumeister and Tierney
Predictably Irrational - Ariely
Rational Choice in an Uncertain World - Hastie
Thinking and Deciding - Baron

Neural Darwinism - Edelman
Man's Search for Meaning - Frankl
Mind Over Mood - Greenberger/Padesky
Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies - Dobson
First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK
Crush Step 2
Cases for the USMLE Step 2 CK
Q&A for the USMLE Step 2 CK
Step Up to Medicine

Olympos - Dan Simmons (This one I can review: I hated it. I hated it from page one and kept hating it so much.)
Zulu Heart - Stephen Barnes
A Heavy Metal Memoir - Dave Mustaine

Memorable Short Story Writers (most of whose stuff I sought out online after reading one story)
Yoon Ha Lee
Ted Chiang
Ken Liu

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