Favorite Books

So I have about a 40 minute commute each way to work every day ever since I moved into the city. I very quickly realized that this is a horrifying amount of time to waste routinely. So I started listening to audio books along the way. This habit spread to other mundane tasks I have to do, such as the yard, dishes etc. It’s a great way to raise your productivity and enjoy a great book all at the same time.

Since 2012 at the time of writing (Nov 2015) have completed about 90 books! This is all in the span of time that would otherwise be wasted! Pretty crazy to think about it that way. I am going to start by list my favorites. Hopefully I can list and review pretty much everything here at some point. I usually go for mainly science fiction and science nonfiction.

Good Reads:

The Expanse Series by James S. A. Corey: A must read!!!

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Manifold Space by Stephen Baxter

Manifold Time by Stephen Baxter

Enders Prequel Series (I honestly like these better than the later Ender books)

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

The Martian Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Powersat by Ben Bova

Fear in The Sky, Book 1, by Stephen Moss

A long time until now by Michael Z. Williamson

Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself by James A. Davies

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

Enders Game Series, up until Ender’s Shadow

The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf

Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

When Worlds Collide by Phillip Wylie and Edwin Balmer

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration by Michio Kaku

Rendezvous with Rama: Arthur C Clarke

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Adrian Goldsworthy

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

Life’s Ratchet by Peter M. Hoffman