Books I read in 2018


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.

Everything else

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.


See also

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