• 4 stars Make Time
    Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

    Presents a good strategy and tactics for making more time for the important things in life

  • 4 stars Ready Player One
    Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg

    I was prepared to dislike this because so much had been changed from the book, but it was really fun and entertaining.

  • 5 stars Oryx and Crake
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

    Dang, this was good! Can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy.

  • 5 stars Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, & Rodney Rothman

    WOW. This movie completely nails everything. The animation style is beautiful, unique, and groundbreaking.

  • 5 stars It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
    It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

    The founders of Basecamp dish out practical advice on creating a calm company in their trademark simple style

  • 5 stars A Wizard of Earthsea
    A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

    So glad I finally took some time to read this beloved classic. Its place is well-earned.

  • 5 stars Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
    Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

    A fascinating world, fun characters, and a different take on kid's fantasy.

  • 5 stars Game Night
    Game Night by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein

    Hilarious, with a great cast, rich story, and unexpected twists and turns

  • 3 stars Pacific Rim: Uprising
    Pacific Rim: Uprising by Steven S. DeKnight

    Fun story, great action, and more of the robots on kaiju action from the original

  • 4 stars Fear: Trump in the White House
    Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

    Well-researched and written account of the bizarre first year or so of #45's presidency

  • 3 stars Downsizing
    Downsizing by Alexander Payne

    Funny at times, thoughtful at times, with a kind of weird take on futurism

  • 4 stars Deadpool 2
    Deadpool 2 by David Leitch

    Funny, profane, and violent in all the best ways that only Deadpool can be

  • 4 stars Ocean’s 8
    Ocean’s 8 by Gary Ross

    A fun heist movie with a fantastic cast

  • 3 stars Tomb Raider (2018)
    Tomb Raider (2018) by Roar Uthaug

    It wasn't awful and mildly entertained me for a couple hours.

  • 4 stars Gumption
    Gumption by Nick Offerman

    Twas a fun (and funny) introduction to a variety of Americans who have shown guts in their field.

  • 5 stars Practical Magic
    Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

    A beautiful story of sisterhood, motherhood, and love with hints of the magic that binds them all together.

  • 4 stars A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
    A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey

    Well-written memoir of James Comey's work life, with lessons on what makes great leaders

  • 4 stars The Handmaid's Tale
    The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

    This was on my list to read even before the Hulu series, and well worth the read.

  • 5 stars The Greatest Showman
    The Greatest Showman by Michael Gracey

    Loved the visuals, the music, and the story

  • 5 stars Incredibles 2
    Incredibles 2 by Brad Bird

    A really great sequel to one of my favorite Pixar movies.

  • 4 stars Solo
    Solo by Ron Howard

    On rewatching, I enjoyed this quite a bit more. I still wish I could have seen what the original directors envisioned.

  • 5 stars The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
    The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss

    A fun remix of classic literary characters and strong female characters solving mysteries

  • 5 stars Super Mario Odyssey
    Super Mario Odyssey by Nintendo

    I wasn't sure what to make of it from the trailers, but this was one of my favorite 3D Mario games yet.

  • 3 stars Triggers
    Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith & Mark Reiter

    Some practical advice and some fluff about making behavioral changes. Not bad overall compared to similar books.

  • 5 stars Avengers: Infinity War
    Avengers: Infinity War by Anthony & Joe Russo

    This movie was WAY better than it should have been with the number of characters in it. Sucks you in and keeps going.

  • 4 stars Golf Story
    Golf Story by Sidebar Games

    This funny, irreverent RPG-like golf game with SNES-style graphics was a lot of fun.

  • 2 stars Justice League
    Justice League by Zack Snyder

    I really do not understand why DC continues to trust their characters with Zack Snyder. Not a good movie.

  • 4 stars The Circle
    The Circle by Dave Eggers

    An insightful look at technology and its impact on the modern world, wrapped in a chilling story.

  • 5 stars Black Panther
    Black Panther by Ryan Coogler

    Marvel movies feel like they are continuously getting better overall, and this was no exception.

  • 5 stars Wonderland
    Wonderland by Steven Johnson

    A fascinating dive into how the toys and tools we make for pleasure fuel progress and social change

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