There's too many books.

Thus, I believe that books should be read in full only for their aesthetics and deep emotions they bring. If they do not serve these purposes, they should be read in bits and pieces and summarized mercilessly. If I had more money, I would fund this undertaking extensively. In the present, I resort to highlighting and summarizing books myself.

Each link contains my highlights, notes, and my directions on how to best read the book.

My all-time favorite fiction and nonfiction books are underscored accordingly.

My favorite book reviewers are Gwern, Peter McCluskey, and Scott Alexander.


A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Braxton Irvine

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis


The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman


Севастопольские рассказы / Sevastopol Sketches by Leo Tolstoy

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis by Nancy McWilliams


The Financier

Manon Lescaut



Герой нашего времени


The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Воспоминания о Войне by Николай Никулин

Profession by Isaac Asimov

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Духless by Сергей Минаев

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