I've been a librarian on GoodReads for many years, and I still save my reading list there. These are the 100 latest books I read, with ratings and occasional short notes, in addition to authors and titles.

At least half of them were audio books that I listened during exercising and simple errands like driving and shopping. 

Listening to audiobooks saves me time and enriches my life, shielding me from the aspects of the reality I rather ignore.

Lena's bookshelf: read

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life
it was amazing
The audiobook is wesomely read by the author.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
liked it
Better than expected, strangely entertaining.
Rising Strong
really liked it
Several strong points.
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away
it was amazing
Bryson makes me laugh so hard. Most of the mentioned cultural differences are true, still.
Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
really liked it
Seems sincere. Surprisingly, author's analytical ability was not applied to other forms of worship, but I understand her loyalty to the people who supported her liberation from the worst form. Could be an educational read for any young p...
The Concise 48 Laws of Power
really liked it
I wish someone had warned me about most of it early in life, it would have saved me so much time and energy lost on dominance-seeking people, and would have helped me escape the boredom of such interactions.
In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende | Conversation Starters
liked it
I was expecting more after watching an interview with the author.
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
it was amazing
I could argue with a few things, but the amount and the quantity of the material for thought make me deeply thankful to the author.
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
it was amazing
I wish most people would read a book like this.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
really liked it
A nice set of observations and predictions, somewhat obvious or repetitive at times.
The Industries of the Future
it was amazing
Educational, inspiring, warning, some interesting for me insight into Ukraine.
Think Like a Freak
liked it
Bad introduction.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
really liked it
Deep Work is good, but I am biased because it reflects my own convictions.
it was ok
Good information, some long boring passages, the authors sounds like a school girl who wants to be good.
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
it was ok
A few stories and examples were good, some packed with unnecessary details, some boring, but the Kennedy flight example was misinterpreted (no mentioning of vertigo), so I started to doubt the quality of the author's research.
The Gene: An Intimate History
it was amazing
A well written story of the genetic discovery.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
it was amazing
A good book, educational; most topics were familiar to me, and a few points were questionable, even at least one fact, but this is an impressive work.
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
liked it
Too much general and historical information. Almost stopped reading after the introduction: main problems tha humanity will face were not even mentioned.
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
really liked it
Bryson made me laugh again, right from the introduction :D (4.5 Stars)
Fight for Your Money: How to Stop Getting Ripped Off and Save a Fortune
it was ok
Emotionally loaded and outdated as expected, with some good advice.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
really liked it
My system is somewhat different, but because of that I was able to learn a couple of things.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
really liked it
A huge good book: the author is quite thorough about explaining his points. The chapter on experts was especially useful, as well as one on optimism bias. PS: Preston McAfee et al.: "... In a broad range of situations, it is rational fo...

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