Reading List

Reading List

I have recently been getting a lot of my leisurely entertainment from YouTube videos and podcasts (I do have a Netflix account, but rarely seem to watch these days). Although consuming YouTube or podcasts is not necessarily a bad thing, I am aware I am consuming content that has either: a) been in a very specific topic/area, or b) has been feed to me by an algorithm.

I wanted to expose myself to topics, opinions, stories and history I would otherwise not encounter. I thought a good way to do this would be to read more books. I think books are often curated in such a way that makes them a very diverse medium than the content I had been consuming more recently.

I decided to invested in an audible account as I could listen to books using my Amazon Alexa while doing other things around the house.

I also noted there is an interesting feature on Kindle called ‘whisper sync for voice ready’. whisper sync for voice ready Which essentially lets you read a book in kindle form, and then switch to audio if you need to get on the move and want to continue. This will be useful when I need to dash off in the car or gym and want to keep reading.

Below are sections on the book I am currently reading, the books I have read, and a few that are on my to-read list.

Currently reading…

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference

Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss has been an entertaining and quite funny read so far, even in just the first few pages. I am looking forwards to the remainder of this book.

Read list

Past Reads

A list of books I have read in the past that I recommend.

Hello, My Name is Awesome by Alexandra Watkins

Hello, My Name is Awesome

Hello, My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick

The ultimate guide to naming your product or business. or in my case, next software project. I decided to read this book to help me with naming software and applications in my day job, which I have been really awful at in the past. This book is packed with useful tips and tricks which I find myself using day to day all the time, even years after reading the book.

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