13 Books We Utterly Devoured In 2014

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This year we started our book club and just barely survived the holiday season and cranked out 13 books. Each in the category of non fiction spanning subject matter from feminism, to behavioral economics, to physics, and design.

We will no doubt traverse even greater variety in 2015 but definitely add these to your book lists if you are looking to pick a few nuggets of insight or perspective.

I’ll say that personally, How To Be A Woman was most impactful as I had never been given a plain language description of the female experience with humor, wit, and anecdote. It is a book every man should read.

Props Catilin.

The most challenging  read was not Relativity by Albert Einstein. It was instead Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth from R. Buckminster Fuller. He plotted his course in a non-linear way that had me going back chapters and re-reading to make sure I could follow him. It was a great read but also left me feeling a little bit like I had been lectured.

Thanks Bucky.

There was no hands down favorite in my view, it was more about the conversations we had on the chat room. Now we’ll look to possibly change from the chatroom format to  reddit.com and see how things go there.

I thank everyone that read with us this year, I can’t wait to flip more pages with you in 2015.

 

Maceo

 

 

December: FINISHED

The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph

by Ryan Holiday

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November: FINISHED

Relativity: The Special And General Theory

by Albert Einstein

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October: FINISHED

Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations

by Clay Shirky

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Septembert: FINISHED

No Contest: The Case Against Competition

by Alfie Kohn

No Contest

August: FINISHED

Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth

by Buckminster Fuller

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July: Finished

Cities Are Good For You

by Leo Hollis
The Genius Of The Metropolis

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June: Finished

The Language Of Things

By Deyan Sudjic
Understanding The World Of Desirable Objects

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May: Finished

Be brave! We suggest choosing the book that is the furthest departure from the beliefs you currently hold.

The Experience of God
David Bentley Hart used a multi-theistic approach to prove the existence of God.

The Happy Atheist
PZ Myers wields science and reason as vehicle to reveal the belief in a supernatural power as false.

 

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April: Finished

Language Wars: A History Of Proper English
By Henry Hitchings
Understanding English History and Variances
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March: Finished

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
By Richard H Thaler and Cass R. Sustein
Behavioral economics applied to every day life choices.

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February:Finished

How To Be A Woman
by Caitlin Moran
Personal story of sex, love, marriage, pregnancy, and everything it is to be a woman in a modern world.

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January: Finished

Teach Us To Sit Still  (A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing)
by Tim Parks.
Writer’s journey to healing breath work ease chronic pain, where traditional medicine has failed.

 

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Maceo Paisley is basically awesome.

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