Non-Fiction

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem is the 5th book in the series Our Mathematical World, by National Geographic. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot. Some of the books in the series might not be very entertaining, but this one was. Alsina integrated a few […]

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey is a history of the Kings and Queens of England. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence giving it 5 stars. Each monarch is presented in a few pages, as one can imagine. Presenting over 1000 years of history […]

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

I’ve read Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin as part of a book blog tour*. The book is easy to read, very nicely written. I would gladly pick up another book by her. I liked and hated the story at the same time, can’t even […]

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings and Sarah Edworthy is not the first book on Formula One I read. It is though the first history book about F1. On a Sunday, I was having a bit of time off and I was watching TV, when […]

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

As a psychologist, I’ve always gave more importance to the nature vs nurture debate. The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker shows the importance of nature. It was a fascinating read. I don’t agree with everything said in the book, […]

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle

The Eudemian ethics by Aristotle, translated by Sir Anthony Kenny. Instead of a book review, I’m going to share the quotes from the book that I found most interesting and/or intriguing. I’m going to share them how they appear, by books. Book I. Happiness the […]

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier

Refuge Transforming a Broken Refugee System by Alexander Betts, Paul Collier is a fairly new book, published last year. I’ve read plenty of books written by Paul Collier. There are links for them at the end of the post, in the author’s description section. I […]

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant  by Tracy Borman

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman. I wanted to read this book after reading Courtiers. The Secret History of the Georgian Court by Lucy Worsley. Henrietta was born on 11 May 1689. I stopped reading the book and returned to it in […]

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir

The book Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir is the first one I read written by Weir. I was expecting to love it, but some issues made me give it only 4 stars. I’ve read a historical fiction book about Elizabeth […]

Everybody Works In Sale by Niraj Kapur

Everybody Works In Sale by Niraj Kapur

Everybody Works In Sale by Niraj Kapur, with the subtitle Here’s What You Need To Know To Achieve Success In Your Career* is part of a new book blog tour. I was excited to read the book as I’m interested in developing my selling skills, […]

Wars, Guns, and Votes by Paul Collier

Wars, Guns, and Votes by Paul Collier

Wars, Guns, and Votes by Paul Collier. Other books by Collier I’ve read: The Plundered Planet (2010) and Exodus (2013). I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence the 5 stars. I’m interested in politics and economics, but not so much in Africa. Even so, I […]

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt

I’ve read about this book, On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, in 50 Philosophy Classics. As it’s such a short book, I planned to borrow it from the library, along with other books. It appeared to be available, but it wasn’t on the shelf. I’ve […]

Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall

Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall

I received the book Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall for my first blog tour. I like reading memoires, so I was eager to read this one too. The book was published last year, but I didn’t know about it, although I […]

The Plundered Planet by Paul Collier

The Plundered Planet by Paul Collier

The Plundered Planet by Paul Collier, with the subtitle How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature. This is the second book I read of Paul Collier’s, the first one being Exodus: immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century. I liked the book a lot, but I […]

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. I mentioned the book before in the review of 50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon. I was eager to read the book and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s fantastic. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is also mentioned […]

Human Universe and Forces of Nature by Brian Cox

Human Universe and Forces of Nature by Brian Cox

Human Universe and Forces of Nature by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen are two books in one. This is not the first book I’m reading by Cox. The first one was earlier this year, Wonders of the Solar System and the Universe by Brian Cox. […]