• 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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 Wonderland
    Wonderland by Steven Johnson

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

  • 3 stars Children of the Fleet
    Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card

    Not the same caliber as Ender’s Game by a long shot, but an entertaining return to Battle (now Fleet) School.

  • 4 stars Shrinkage
    Shrinkage by Bryan Bishop

    A heartfelt, funny story on surviving cancer sprinkled with unexpected lessons for life.

  • 4 stars Stiletto
    Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley

    I enjoyed this sequel a little more than the original.

  • 3 stars Press Start to Play
    Press Start to Play by Various Authors

    A fun collection of short stories, in some way related to games and gaming. Some were great, some just okay.

  • 4 stars The Magician King
    The Magician King by Lev Grossman

    This sequel to The Magicians was great, with well-paced twists that kept me turning the page.

  • 4 stars Artemis
    Artemis by Andy Weir

    Not quite as good as The Martian, but a thoroughly enjoyable second book.

  • 3 stars Minecraft: The Island
    Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks

    I wasn't sure what to expect of a Minecraft story told by the author of World War Z. It wasn't bad.

  • 5 stars The Slow Regard of Silent Things
    The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

    While it takes a tangent from the series, this story was beautifully crafted and deeply emotional.

  • 5 stars Demystifying Public Speaking
    Demystifying Public Speaking by Lara Hogan

    I feel so pumped to come up with a talk and present somewhere after reading this!

  • 4 stars The Road to Little Dribbling
    The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

    I've always enjoyed Bill Bryson's books. In this, he's a bit older, a bit more curmudgeonly, and a bit more reflective.

  • 5 stars Snow Crash
    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

    Still my favorite Neal Stephenson book, his story of the near future is both disturbing and hilarious.

  • 5 stars Practical SVG
    Practical SVG by Chris Coyier

    A great introduction to the different SVG features, best practices, and how to implement them

  • 5 stars Responsive Design: Patterns & Principles
    Responsive Design: Patterns & Principles by Ethan Marcotte

    A fantastic overview of common responsive patterns and principles written in Ethan's charming voice.

  • 4 stars Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, & John Tiffany

    I was torn on reading this at first, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I only wish it had been a novelization.

  • 4 stars The Fifth Season
    The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

    I really enjoyed the unique world in this story, and how it all came together. I can't wait to read the next book.

  • 3 stars The Lives of Tao
    The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

    An easy read with a fun concept. A bit predictable, but entertaining in spite of it.

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