My Top 10 Books I Read This Year

1. Atomic Habits by James Clear

This book helped me a lot this year, it talks about change is not happen overnight, it happens through continuous small improvement.

(Source : Amazon)

2. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

This book explains the roots of today’s inequality across the globe. How one country becomes more powerful than another country. By reading this book we are taken back to million years ago to the prehistoric era and walk along through time with this book witnessing how early human species spread to all over the world from Africa continent in thousand years and being trapped in their own land and having to build the civilization from scratch by maximizing natural resource in their land.

(Source : Amazon)

3. On Shortness of Life by Seneca

If you’re about to enter the world of philosophy, start with this book first. This book was written by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, stoic philosopher from the ancient Roman era. This book talks about stoicism philosophy, explaining that life is short but it’s enough if we know how to use it.

(Source : Amazon)

4. The paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

Most of us believe that the more we have options it will be better because we feel more freedom in deciding our choice. but research said that having a lot of options is not always better because the more choice we have it comes with its own problem. The problem is it makes us harder to decide because we have to consider lot of things, and we tend to regret it if we make a wrong decision.

(Source : Goodreads)

5. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer

Decision-making is always a fascinating subject to talk about. Because sometimes we are often confused about when to make a decision based on analyzing the fact and when to make a decision based on our feelings.

(Source : Amazon)

6. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

This book gives us insight about how our tendency towards money and mentioning common mistakes people do when using money. It also gives us advice about how to use our money properly including how to invest wisely.

(Source : Amazon)

7. Tempat Terbaik di Dunia by Roanne van Voorst

Translated into “the best place in the world”, is a journal written by Roanne van voorst, a Dutch anthropologist who lived in impoverished neighborhoods among another local poor inhabitant beside a polluted river in Jakarta to finish her thesis about a flood in Jakarta.

(Source : Goodreads)

8. What You’re Really Meant to Do by Robert Steve Kaplan

Choosing a career that suits us the most is not easy. There’s a lot of careers available for us to choose from, and also a lot of consideration we do to choose them. This book guides us on how to choose the career that suits us, to redefine our perception of success, to understand ourselves more, to learn our strengths and weakness, to seize any opportunity, to be in control of ourselves, and to be able to perform better in our career.

(Source: Amazon)

9. How Much Land Does a Man Need by Leo Tolstoy

Basically human is greedy, we often don’t understand when to stop in chasing material things. We often feel ungrateful for all that we have. We also rarely show appreciation for what we have.

(Source : Goodreads)

10. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

This New York Times Bestseller novel is a novel about a man in his afterlife after meeting his end in an amusement park a place where he works as a facility mechanic.

(Source : Amazon)

And here are the list of book outside the top ten

11. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
12. The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs.
13. An Outline of American History by Frances Whitney
14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
15. Behind The Mask: An Autobiography of Tyson Fury by Tyson Fury
16. Manusia Indonesia by Mochtar Lubis
17. The tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell
18. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
19. The Answer by Allan Pease and Barbara Pease
20. Steal Like Artist : 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
21. When : The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
22. Enaknya Berdebat dengan Orang Goblok by Puthut EA
23. Orang-orang Biasa by Andrea Hirata
24. Ethics 101: From Altruism and Utilitarianism to Bioethics and Political Ethics, an Exploration of the Concepts of Right and Wrong (Adams 101) by Brian Boone
25. Single on Purpose : Redefine Everything. Find Yourself First. By John KIM
26. Affair : Obrolan Jakarta by Seno Gumira Ajidarma
27. Nusantara : Sejarah Indonesia by Bernard H.M. Vlekke
28. Kentut Kosmopolitan by Seno Gumira Aji Darma
29. Studies in Pessimism : The Essays by Arthur Schopenhauer
30. Seekor Anjing Ditabrak Honda Astrea Dini Hari Tadi by Doni Iswara
31. Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
32. Driving Honda by Jeffrey Rothfeder
33. Teori Kepribadian Sigmund Freud by Ferdinand Zhafira
34. Membaca Pesan Semesta by Hery Kurniawan

Screenshoot from goodreads of book i have read this year.

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