2018 was a good reading year for me, in part because I traveled for two months out of the year, allowing me ample face-in-Kindle time. Now, a log of what I read this year.
The healthcare books
Early this year, I became fascinated with America’s dysfunctional healthcare system and tried to build a mental map of the healthcare ecosystem. It’s a convoluted system, but all three books below are worth reading.
America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System - Steven Brill.
An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back - Elisabeth Rosenthal.
Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care - Jonathan Bush.
The travel books
I spent two months in Europe last summer and tried to read books that captured the zeitgeist of the places I visited.
My Struggle: Book 1 - Karl Ove Knausgard.
Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Isaacson.
Tulip Fever - Deborah Moggach.
Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson.
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise - Anders Ericsson.
The Push: A Climber’s Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits - Tommy Caldwell.
Modern Romance: An Investigation - Aziz Ansari.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town - Jon Krakauer.
The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage - Ryan Holiday.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High - Kerry Patterson et al.
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator - Ryan Holiday.
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence - Max Tegmark.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future - Peter Thiel.
Bossypants - Tina Fey.
The Litigators - John Grisham.
How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker.
Shoe Dog - Phil Knight.