12.11.2015

2015 Books



http://wereadbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/WRB-Approved-Images-Tons-of-Books.jpgHere are my ratings for the books I read in 2015.  In case you've forgotten, the scale goes like this: 1 - pass, 2 - some good some bad, 3 - recommended, 4 - can't stop raving about it, 5 - fundamentally changed my life.

1.       Colonel Roosevelt (Morris) 3

2.       Working for God in the Marketplace (Nwuneli) 3

3.       The Price of Everything (Porter) 3

4.       Vision of the Anointed (Sowell) 3

5.       The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress (Postrel) 4

6.       Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table (Freeman) 4

7.       Steve Jobs (Isaacson) 4

8.       Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!): How To Unleash Your Creative Potential (Lois) 2

9.       The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (Schroeder) 4

10.   His Excellency: George Washington (Ellis) 3

11.   Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority (McWhorter) 2

12.   Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank (Epstein) 3

13.   Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Douglass) 3

14.   A People’s History of the United States (Zinn) 3

15.   The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters (Coyle) 2

16.   The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present (Seabright) 4

17.   The Wisdom of Crowds (Surowiecki) 3

18.   Ecological Intelligence : How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything (Goleman) 3
19.   Uppity: My Untold Story About The Games People Play (White) 3

20.   Transition Game: How Hoosiers Went Hip-Hop (Wertheim) 4

21.   Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine (Dohrmann) 4

22.   Sticklers, Sideburns and Bikinis: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases (Donald) 2

23.   Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (Sandberg) 4

24.   One Summer: America, 1927 (Bryson) 4

25.   Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain (Levitt/Dubner) 3

26.   The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Duhigg) 3

27.   Food: A Love Story (Gaffigan) 3

28.   I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Yousafzai) 4

29.   Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem (DeYoung) 2

30.   Jeter Unfiltered (Jeter) 2

31.   David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Gladwell) 3

32.   The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined (Pinker) 4

33.   Dad is Fat (Gaffigan) 3

34.   From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible (Cline) 3

35.   The Joy of Less: Discovering Your Inner Minimalist (Richards) 2

36.   The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman (Ferriss) 3

37.   Year of No Sugar (Schaub) 3

38.   Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine (Aptowicz) 4

39.   How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (Paul Tough) 3

40.   The Grand Design (Hawking) 3

41.   The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Fragility (Taleb) 3

42.   Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Aslan) 4

43.   The God Delusion (Dawkins) 3

44.   C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet (McGrath) 3

45.   What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Munroe) 4

46.   Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Washington) 3

47.   The Souls of Black Folk (Du Bois) 3

48.   A Crash Course in American Law (Jones) 2

49.   50 Core American Documents: Required Reading for Students, Teachers, and Citizens (Burkett) 2

50.   Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Obama) 3

51.   Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (Metaxas) 4

52.   The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Kondo) 4

53.   Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets (Venkatesh) 4

54.   A Nation of Immigrants (Kennedy) 3

55.   Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (Moss) 4
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