Carl Barenbrug

Product design, creative direction

End of Year Book Review (2022)

I enjoy books (more so audio books than reading), but I don't consume them very much or as often as I'd like. At least in my own mind I don't get through many, but what's the global average? I don't honestly care. This year I wanted to make a concerted effort to consume more books, one way or another. I managed 10. A personal record in fact. So if you're curious about what those titles were, here you go:

  • Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers 9/10
  • Anything You Want by Derek Sivers 8/10
  • The Practice of Not Thinking by Ryunosuke Koike 7/10
  • Invention by James Dyson 8/10
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 7/10
  • Zero Negativity by Ant Middleton 6/10
  • Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman 7/10
  • Win by Harlan Coben 7/10
  • Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari 10/10
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari 10/10

For 2023, I'm aiming to consume 15 books mixing philosophy, design, fiction, and biography. And I'll be starting with God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.

Note: I'm sharing this because my friend Manu requested it. He has a book list too, which you should check out.

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