My quarantine reading list
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My quarantine reading list

I am a book addict, I probably buy two or three books per week. The surprising thing is, I actually do quite well in reading and making notes on them.

Below is a selection of the books that I’ve bought during quarantine (since May, and only on Amazon). If I've finished, they will have a rating attached. If it's still to read, it will be TBA.

Over time I'm going to share some of the notes that I've made on my favourite books. At the moment, though, hopefully the list below can help guide you in your decision of what to pick up next!

Book Author Rating (x/10)
To Pixar and Beyond Lawrence Levy 9
Moonwalking with Einstein Joshua Foer 7
The Rise of Victimhood Culture Campbell & Manning 8
The Ancient Greeks Edith Hall 7
The Best American Travel Writing Alexandra Fuller TBA
Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy David Mitchell TBA
Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy Tim Moore TBA
Step by Step: The Life in My Journeys Simon Reeve TBA
Three Days in Florence Chrissie Manby TBA
A Beginner's Guide to Paradise Alex Sheshunoff TBA
Head over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy Chris Harrison TBA
Big Debt Crises Ray Dalio TBA
INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love Marty Cagan TBA
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future David Attenborough TBA
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art James Nestor 9
Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety Alan Watts 9
Mastering The Market Cycle: Getting the odds on your side Howard Marks TBA
The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win Maria Konnikova TBA
Wall and Piece Banksy 9
Drawing Masterclass: 100 Creative Techniques of Great Artists Guy Noble 7
Varities of Scientific Experience Carl Sagan 9
Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy Kishore Mahbubani 8
CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping Kerry Brown 9
Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist James Gurney 8
Tate: Master Oils - Painting Techniques Inspired by Influential Artists Selwyn Leamy 9
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy William B. Irvine 9
George Condo: Painting Reconfigured Simon Baker 9
Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art Michael Shnayerson TBA
The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing Anthony Ryder 8
Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and then Took on the West Catherine Belton 9
How to Craft a Great Story: How to master plot, structure and form in your creative writing Chris Skyes 8
How to Tell a Really Good Story About Absolutely Anything in 4 Easy Steps Jim Jackon 9
The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir John Bolton 6
Life With Picasso Francoise Gilot TBA
John-Michel Basquiat Dieter Buchhart 9
Lifespan: Why We Age - and Why We Don't Have To David Sinclair TBA
The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions Rolf Dobelli 9
Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies for Giant Leaps in Work and Life Ozan Varol 9
Leonardo da Vinci: The Graphic Work (Bibliotheca Universalis) Frank Zollner 9
The Last Leonardo Ben Lewis 9
How Proust Can Change Your Life Alain de Botton TBA
Good Economics for Hard Times Banerjee & Duflo TBA
Fully Grown Dietrich Vollrath TBA
Moonshot John Sculley TBA
Liminal Thinking Dave Gray TBA
An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management Will Larson TBA
Get Together: How to build a community with your people Richardson, Huynh & Sotto TBA
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn Richard W. Hamming TBA

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