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What are your favorite books?

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What are your favorite books? I've recently been reading "Atomic Habits" by James Clear (from Jamesclear.com) and so far it's great. "The Power of Habit" was a fantastic book and it's always good to refresh building good habits and removing bad ones.

Some of the better books I've read in the last year:
- "Sapiens" by Harari, and his second book "Homo Deus", as well as his third "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" - all incredible and thought provoking
- "The Emerald Mile" on the fastest boat trip through the Grand Canyon in 1983, was a fun read after rafting there earlier this year
- "Enlightenment Now" by Pinker on the current state of the world - excellent read if you're pessimistic about the current state of affairs
- "The Everything Store" on Bezos and Amazon - it's incredible how in 1994 Bezos basically predicted what Amazon is today.

I use Goodreads.com to come up with a strategy of the next book to read as there is never enough time to read all the books I want to, so it seems these days every book I read changes how I think about the world.

What books do you guys like and why?
 
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What are your favorite books? I've recently been reading "Atomic Habits" by James Clear (from Jamesclear.com) and so far it's great. "The Power of Habit" was a fantastic book and it's always good to refresh building good habits and removing bad ones.

Some of the better books I've read in the last year:
- "Sapiens" by Harari, and his second book "Homo Deus", as well as his third "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" - all incredible and thought provoking
- "The Emerald Mile" on the fastest boat trip through the Grand Canyon in 1983, was a fun read after rafting there earlier this year
- "Enlightenment Now" by Pinker on the current state of the world - excellent read if you're pessimistic about the current state of affairs
- "The Everything Store" on Bezos and Amazon - it's incredible how in 1994 Bezos basically predicted what Amazon is today.

I use Goodreads.com to come up with a strategy of the next book to read as there is never enough time to read all the books I want to, so it seems these days every book I read changes how I think about the world.

What books do you guys like and why?
This is pretty late, but I've been reading "Enlightenment Now" for a class in school, we're almost done with the last chapter. Good read and very informative!
 

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This is pretty late, but I've been reading "Enlightenment Now" for a class in school, we're almost done with the last chapter. Good read and very informative!
Where do you live and what class/grade is it? Awesome to hear you're reading that in school.
 
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Where do you live and what class/grade is it? Awesome to hear you're reading that in school.
I'm on the east coast (of the US) in a small private school, I'm in 10th grade. The class is called "SOC: The Enlightenment: Source of All Good Ideas". It's really cool because we go really in depth in every chapter, like right now we're heavily discussing utilitarianism from the final chapter.
 
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Oh and don't forget A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The Netflix series follows the books pretty close if you don't want to read about some orphans who got a depressing song about them written that goes like this:
CLICK THE LINK PLSv v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v
Three children lose their home and go to live with someone awful, <----(That's a link by the way)
He tries to steal their fortune with a plan that's not quite lawful. ^CLICK THE LINK
It's hard to fathom how the orphans manage to live through it,
But how a decent person like yourself would even wish to view it...
 
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