Book Reviews

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, but I realized a while ago that merely reading without any kind of additional reflection felt incredibly empty to me. Not only does my terrible memory lead me to very quickly forget the characters, content, and even the title of the books that I had just read, but the lack of doing any critical thinking leads me to feel like my brain is being filled up with words without being able to return some of those words back to paper. Since then, I've really gotten into doing Goodreads reviews, where I can share my thoughts and ideas with both my future self, as well as with the world. However, Goodreads does not seem to support collecting all of my book reviews in a single place, so I decided to do it the good ol' fashioned way: by collecting a bunch of hyperlinks and putting them all ine one simple table. Hope you enjoy!

Title Author Review Link Stars Date Reviewed
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng Review 4/5 04 Sep 2020
Principles for Success Ray Dalio Review 2/5 28 Aug 2020
Chicago Poems Carl Sandburg Review 4/5 27 Aug 2020
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Ocean Vuong Review 5/5 25 Aug 2020
The Second Mountain David Brooks Review 2/5 24 Aug 2020
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Ken Liu Review 6/5 16 Aug 2020
Why Fish Don't Exist Lulu Miller Review 5/5 12 Aug 2020
Tuxedo Park Jennet Connant Review 2/5 10 Aug 2020
Minor Feelings Cathy Park Hong Review 4/5 10 Aug 2020
We Have No Idea Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson Review 3/5 21 Jul 2020
Children of the New World Alexander Weinstein Review 2/5 20 Jul 2020
Science: The Endless Frontier Vannevar Bush Review 4/5 19 Jul 2020
Miss Leavitt's Stars George Johnson Review 4/5 18 Jul 2020
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Charles Yu Review 4/5 17 Jul 2020
Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner Review 5/5 13 Jul 2020
Assignment: Shanghai Jack Birns Review 2/5 08 Jul 2020
The Longing for Less Kyle Chayka Review 3/5 06 Jul 2020
Strangers Drowning Larissa MacFarquhar Review 5/5 25 Jun 2020
Indistractable Nir Eyal Review 1/5 22 Jun 2020
The Plot Against America Philip Roth Review X/5 22 Jun 2020
Dept. of Speculation Jenny Offill Review 4/5 20 Jun 2020
The Oxford Handbook of Free Will Robert Kane Review 4/5 16 Jun 2020
The Qur'an: A Biography Bruce B. Lawrence Review 3/5 16 Jun 2020
Gideon the Ninth Tamsyn Muir Review 4/5 13 Jun 2020
Saving God from Religion Robin Meyers Review 4/5 09 Jun 2020
Together Vivek Murthy Review 3/5 03 Jun 2020
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr Review 5/5 01 Jun 2020
Following Jesus in the 'Real World' Richard C. Lamb Jr. Review 4/5 31 May 2020
The Once and Future King T.H. White Review 5/5 27 May 2020
The Candle in the Wind T.H. White Review 4/5 27 May 2020
My Year of Rest and Relaxation Ottessa Moshfegh Review 2/5 26 May 2020
The Empathy Exams Leslie Jamison Review 2/5 24 May 2020
The Ill-Made Knight T.H. White Review 4/5 23 May 2020
Exhalation Ted Chiang Review 5/5 15 May 2020
Do You Mind If I Cancel? Gary Janetti Review X/5 11 May 2020
How to Do Nothing Jenny Odell Review 5/5 07 May 2020
Dear Girls Ali Wong Review 4/5 03 May 2020
Good Faith Collaboration Joseph Reagle Jr. Review 2/5 29 Apr 2020
The Queen of Air and Darkness T. H. White Review 4/5 23 Apr 2020
The Hidden Girl and Other Stories Ken Liu Review 5/5 22 Apr 2020
Prisoners of Geography Tim Marshall Review 2/5 15 Apr 2020
How To Randall Munroe Review 4/5 12 Apr 2020
The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know John L. Allen Jr. Review 4/5 08 Apr 2020
Finite and Infinite Games James P. Carse Review 3/5 06 Apr 2020
Judaism: A very short introduction Norman Solomon Review 4/5 05 Apr 2020
Speak Up! Adora Svitak Review 5/5 30 Mar 2020
The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle Review 4/5 29 Mar 2020
Philosophical Investigations Ludwig Wittgenstein Review 4/5 29 Mar 2020
The Sword in the Stone T. H. White Review 4/5 25 Mar 2020
The Brightest Fell Nipul Chowdhury Review 3/5 22 Mar 2020
The Origin of Others Toni Morrison Review 4/5 17 Mar 2020
The Nancy Pelosi Way Christine Pelosi Review 2/5 19 Mar 2020
Take this Bread Sara Miles Review 5/5 16 Mar 2020
The Diaries of Adam and Eve Mark Twain Review 2/5 09 Mar 2020
The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs Review 4/5 08 Mar 2020
Ninefox Gambit Yoon Ha Lee Review 5/5 25 Feb 2020
Invisible Planets translated by Ken Liu Review 5/5 18 Feb 2020
Trick Mirror Jia Tolentino Review 4/5 15 Feb 2020
Vacationland John Hodgman Review 3/5 27 Jan 2020
Everything Happens for a Reason Kate Bowler Review 4/5 27 Jan 2020
This Book is Overdue! Marilyn Johnson Review 2/5 27 Jan 2020
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno Review 5/5 19 Jan 2020
Soonish Kelly and Zach Weinersmith Review 4/5 18 Jan 2020
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo Review 4/5 17 Jan 2020
Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki Review 1/5 14 Jan 2020
The Rise and Fall of the Bible Timothy Beal Review 3/5 09 Jan 2020
Artemis Andy Weir Review 3/5 08 Jan 2020
Armada Ernest Cline Review 1/5 04 Jan 2020
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates Review 5/5 02 Jan 2020
Stories of Your Life and Others Ted Chiang Review 2/5 02 Jan 2020
Night Hawks Charles Johnson Review 1/5 29 Dec 2019
A Philosophy of Walking Frederic Gros Review 5/5 29 Dec 2019
Candide Voltaire Review 5/5 22 Dec 2019
Where the Forest Meets the Stars Glendy Vanderah Review 3/5 22 Dec 2019
That Wild Country Mark Kenyon Review 5/5 20 Dec 2019
Spaceman of Bohemia Jaroslav Kalfar Review 2/5 12 Dec 2019
Because Internet Gretchen McCulloch Review 5/5 11 Dec 2019
The Signal and the Noise Nate Silver Review 4/5 07 Dec 2019
Hopper Rolf Gunter Renner Review 5/5 07 Dec 2019
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Review 5/5 03 Oct 2019
Sync Steven H. Strogatz Review 5/5 01 Sep 2019
A Grip of Time Lauren Kessler Review 2/5 01 Sep 2019
Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey Review 5/5 01 Sep 2019
Conscience Patricia S. Churchland Review 5/5 29 Jun 2019
Being Mortal Atul Gawande Review 5/5 17 May 2019