2020 Reading Challenge

This year was unique in many ways, while our way of life changed I figured I had more time to read. So here is a list of the books I read and listened to in 2020.

Politics and Social science & History

  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Written by: Jonathan Haidt
  • The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality Written by: Bhaskar Sunkara
  • Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa Written by: Dambisa Moyo , Niall Ferguson
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Written by: Daron Acemoglu , James A. Robinson
  • The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure Written by: Jonathan Haidt , Greg Lukianoff
  • AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order Written by: Kai-Fu Lee
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Written by: Yuval Harari
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve Written by: G. Edward Griffin


  • Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Education for Parents Written by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results Written by: Esther Wojcicki

Self Improvement

  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Written by: James Clear
  • The Compound Effect: Multiply Your Success One Simple Step at a Time Written by: Darren Hardy
  • The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It Written by: Chris Voss
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People Written by: Dale Carnegie
  • The War of Art Written by: Steven Pressfield

Health and Science

  • The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age Written by: Steven R. Gundry MD
  • The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Written by: David Wallace-Wells
  • Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To Written by: David A. Sinclair PhD , Matthew D. LaPlante
  • Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem Written by: Bill Nye

Pop Culture & the rest

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto (Now with a New Middle) Written by: Chuck Klosterman
  • But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past Written by: Chuck Klosterman
  • SuperFreakonomics Written by: Steven D. Levitt , Stephen J. Dubner

As usual if you have any recommendations please share and i will take a look and add it to my growing wish list.

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