Book A Month 2016: January

With 2016 right around the corner it is time to put together my list of books that I will be reading during this upcoming year. While I don’t know the entire list yet, I do have the first four picked out in no particular order:

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton

When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


I don’t remember exactly when I heard about Elon Musk first (although I think it was around the time I first watched this) but this past summer I stumbled upon Wait But Why right as Tim Urban started his series on Musk. After reading through those (which I highly recommend you do as well) I became fascinated with Musk’s mission and drive.

There are other books about Elon Musk but this is the only one that the author was authorized to write, which means there are hours and hours of interviews behind it making it the best one available. After reading the first chapter already, I can say that it is worthy of the accolades. Ashlee Vance is very open about the process and has a very relaxed and casual writing style that makes this an engaging and fun read. Before I get too carried away I will get back to reading and let you know how it turns out.


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