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  1. A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn
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    Howard Zinn
    A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

    Reached 11%
  2. All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
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    Andrew Kaufman
    All My Friends are Superheroes

    Short and cute, but it didn't grab me.
  3. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
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    Chris Hadfield
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

    A story about becoming an astronaut. Gives insight into life in space and the mindset you need to become an astronaut (semi-humble overachiever it seems like). The ISS is one of the most amazing achievements of mankind and Hadfield's story gives a personal perspective on it. I enjoyed it.
  4. Power Systems by Noam Chomsky
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    Noam Chomsky
    Power Systems

    Chomsky's perspective on current events like the Occupy movement. It's a "state of power systems 2013" compilation of sorts. It's short and covers a broad range of subjects so you'll left with a feeling of wanting to know more. Luckily, like always with Chomsky's work, there's references in abundance when you want to deep dive into any of the themes.
  5. Just Enough Research by Erika Hall
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    Erika Hall
    Just Enough Research

    Reached 10%
  6. Public Thinking (Adapted from Smarter Than You Think) by Clive Thompson
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    Clive Thompson
    Public Thinking (Adapted from Smarter Than You Think)

    Interesting! Got me excited to read the full thing.
  7. Understanding Power by Chomsky, Noam; Schoeffel, John (Edited by)
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    Chomsky, Noam; Schoeffel, John (Edited by)
    Understanding Power

    Extraordinary. I'm lost for words. Read it and you'll get a new pair of glasses to look at the world through.
  8. Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro
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    Mike Monteiro
    Design Is a Job

    Had ups and downs, but honest writing and learned quite a few things, so recommended.
  9. The Boy Kings by Katherine Losse
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    Katherine Losse
    The Boy Kings

    Finished reading
  10. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
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    Jim Gaffigan
    Dad Is Fat

    Funny stories about being a dad of five children. At times it's hilarious. Much of the book is also in the author's comedy special "Mr Universe", which is brilliant. I would recommend seeing that before reading the book. But the book is still good though.
  11. The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero
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    Frank Chimero
    The Shape of Design

    F. Chimero writes that design is about asking the question "Why?". And the book itself asks the same question to the reader. Through anecdotes it uncovers a number of profound learnings on the nature of design. Occasionally the argumentation could have been given more space to be fully explored. But in the end this book made me stop, read slower, think and ask questions. That's very good.
  12. Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk
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    Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk
    Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

    Brilliant. Chomsky explains these issues in his usual clear-eyed and fact-based way. Probably half of the book consists of references and appendixes backing up his arguments. It's impossible to put down.
  13. Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz

    Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz
    Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

    Reached 28%
  14. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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    David Mitchell
    Cloud Atlas

    Reached 2%
  15. 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut
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    Kurt Vonnegut
    2BR02B

    A scene from a hospital in a future were aging is cured. Too short. Guess I have to read more Vonnegut.
  16. An introduction to programming in Go by Caleb Doxsey

    Caleb Doxsey
    An introduction to programming in Go

    Basic but good intro.
  17. Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook by Bill Buxton, Sheelagh Carpendale, Saul Greenberg, Nicolai Marquardt
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    Bill Buxton, Sheelagh Carpendale, Saul Greenberg, Nicolai Marquardt
    Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook

    Good overview of UI sketching techniques. Lots of exercises included. I found the pen+paper chapters most valuable — the advanced tools part felt a little outdated. Great if you're an UI designer and want to improve your sketching skills.
  18. Future of Books & Publishing by Craig Mod
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    Craig Mod
    Future of Books & Publishing

    Reached 18%
  19. Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson
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    David J. Anderson
    Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business

    Reached 24%
  20. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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    Franz Kafka
    Metamorphosis

    Read this in Berlin, appropriately enough. Sad short story about Gregor and his sudden transformation into a bug. But it is mostly about family relationships, I would say. Definately worth reading (it's really short) and good for getting into Kafka.
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