Monthly books update (09.2018)

A short update on my reading/listening list of the past month.

What is this about?

Some time ago I have decided to keep a track of the books that I read and listen to. I started using for this and I’m pretty happy with it. It took some time to dig titles from memory to fill in past books, I’m sure a lot of books are still missing there, but it’s good enough for now.

On top of that, I’ll be posting a short, monthly books update post on this blog, with the two things in mind. First is to motivate me to read more, the second one is to share the titles of books that I think are very interesting. I hope that some of you may found some value in posts like this.

September books

This month was fruitful, I have finished 6 books, all as audiobooks on audible.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stpehne R. Covey

This is an amazing book, I consider it a must-read for anyone who wants to improve himself.

Sapiens: The Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari

A great look at our history, our flaws, how we think, how we behave as a species. Fascinating.

Deep Work, by Cal Newport

This one has a lot of really great information on how to work effectively, which is really hard now when everyone and everything is in a rush.

So Good They Can’t Ignore you, by Cal Newport

Another one by Cal Newport, but I didn’t like this one. I like the keynote of the book, which is, that you have to work hard first, then you have a place for passion, but as a whole it is not so great.

The Dip, by Seth Godin

This time a re-read. The best summary of this book is its subtitle “A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)”

Getting Past No, by William Ury

Another re-read, this time a must-read about negotiations. So if you work with people, and not only with computers, it is worth to read.