I read a lot; here's the result

The length and type of notes I've taken over the years varies dramatically. Some have a few sentences per chapter; some, paragraphs or more. For some books, all I recorded was a selection of quotes.

Despite a lack of uniformity, I hope you'll find these notes useful!

(books are sorted by year-most-recently-finished first, then by title alphabetically, each descending)

Crabgrass Frontier

The Suburbanization of the United States

in progressKenneth T. Jackson1985

How to Be Idle

in progressTom Hodgkinson2004

The Idea Factory

Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

in progressJon Gertner2012
buy

A People's History of the United States

finished (2020)Howard Zinn1980
read buy

Abundance

The Future Is Better Than You Think

finished (2020)Peter H. DiamandisSteven Kotler2012
buy

Americana

A 400-Year History of American Capitalism

finished (2020)Bhu Srinivasan2017
buy

Anathem

finished (2020)Neal Stephenson2009
buy

Becoming Steve Jobs

The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

finished (2020)Brent SchlenderRick Tetzeli2015
buy

Consider Phlebas

finished (2020)Iain Banks1987
buy

Crossing the Chasm

Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers

finished (2020)Geoffrey Moore1991
buy

Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

finished (2020)Alfred Lansing1959
buy

Foundation Trilogy

Foundation; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation

finished (2020)finished (2019)Isaac Asimov1942–1953
read buy

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

finished (2020)Mortimer J. AdlerCharles Van Doren1972
buy

I'll Be Your Blue Sky

finished (2020)Marisa de los Santos2018
read buy

Make It Stick

The Science of Successful Learning

finished (2020)Peter C. BrownHenry L. Roediger IIIMark A. McDaniel2014
buy

Mistborn Trilogy

The Final Empire; The Well of Ascension; The Hero of Ages

finished (2020)Brandon Sanderson2006–2008
buy

Predictably Irrational

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

finished (2020)Dan Ariely2010
buy

Pride and Prejudice

finished (2020)Jane Austen1813
buy

Teaching as a Subversive Activity

A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods—with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world.

finished (2020)finished (2019)Neil PostmanCharles Weingartner1969
read buy

The Art of Negotiation

How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World

finished (2020)Michael Wheeler2013
buy

The Art of Plain Talk

finished (2020)Rudolf Flesch1946
buy

The Art of Strategy

A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

finished (2020)Avinash K. DixitBarry J. Nalebuff1993
read buy

The Art of Thinking Clearly

finished (2020)Rolf Dobelli2013
buy

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

finished (2020)Malcolm XAlex Haley1965
buy

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

finished (2020)Michael Lewis2011
buy

The Forest and the Trees

Sociology as Life, Practice and Promise

finished (2020)Allan G. Johnson1997

The Idea Factory

Learning to Think at MIT

finished (2020)Pepper White1991
read buy

The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

finished (2020)Eric Ries2011
read buy

The Lessons of History

finished (2020)Will DurantAriel Durant2010
buy

The Martian

finished (2020)Andy Weir2014
buy

The Selfish Gene

finished (2020)Richard Dawkins1966
watch buy

What's the Matter with Kansas?

How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

finished (2020)Thomas Frank2005
buy

Willpower

Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

finished (2020)Roy F. BaumeisterJohn Tierney2012

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