Humankind by Rutger Bregman

Humankind by Rutger Bregman

Humankind by Rutger Bregman – A Hopeful History. Is a book recommended by Harari and I wonder why. The book is not properly researched. His approach is quite simplistic. People are either good or bad. I would have imagined everybody older than 5 would realize…

Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel

Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel

Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel is a very short book, a bit over 100 in the printed version, I read it as an ebook though. I was annoyed by the book as it could have been so much better if it wasn’t for the…

The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen

I got The Four Horsemen as an audiobook. I wanted to listen to an audiobook when I was doing something boring at work (I rarely have to, hence rarely listening to audiobooks) and I was happy to discover that this one was available at the…

The Little Book of LYKKE by Meik Wiking

The Little Book of LYKKE by Meik Wiking

I read The Little Book of LYKKE by Meik Wiking a few years ago. As I had it in my bookcase and I was looking for a relaxing read before bedtime, I picked this book up to read it again. First time I gave the…

Difficult Women by Helen Lewis

Difficult Women by Helen Lewis

Difficult Women by Helen Lewis – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights. The chapters are: Divorce, the Vote, Sex, Play, Work, Safety, Love, Education, Time, Abortion, and The Right to be difficult. This is not a history book, despite its subtitle. It is a…

The Little Book of Humanism by Alice Roberts, Andrew Copson

The Little Book of Humanism by Alice Roberts, Andrew Copson

The book The Little Book of Humanism by Alice Roberts, Andrew Copson* – Universal Lessons on Finding Purpose, Meaning, and Joy – sounds exactly like the sort of book I would read, if you have a look at the Philosophy section of this blog. I…

Aesop’s Fables. Translation by Laura Gibbs

Aesop’s Fables. Translation by Laura Gibbs

Aesop’s Fables translated by Laura Gibbs contains 600 fables, aetiologies, paradoxes, insults, and jokes. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, Aesop is known even today and his fables are even more well known. This translation is the first to represent all the main…

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer – Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. The whole concept of the book is that, despite being made aware by countless scientists, most of us live as if we were climate change deniers because we fail to…

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari is the third book I read by Harari. As with the other two, I rate this highly as well. If you are familiar with his views, you might expect that he would touch on the…

The English by Jeremy Paxman

The English by Jeremy Paxman

The English by Jeremy Paxman – A Portrait of a People. The aim of the book was to talk about the English, not the British or Scots, Irish, or Welsh. I got this book from a second hand bookshop, one of two by him, and…

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari – A Brief History of Tomorrow is the second book I read by Harari. Like the one before that, Sapiens, this is a must read. I’ve enjoyed reading it and I will re-read it. I mentioned when I was…

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

I picked A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran from the library because I wanted to read something by Cioran. He was a Romanian philosopher and I’ve known about him since I was a teenager, but I haven’t read any of his books. He…

Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates

Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates

I’ve had in my to-read list Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates for a while and only recently I’ve borrowed it from the library. The Munk debates take place in Toronto and were established in 2008 by the late Peter Munk and his wife…

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker

Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker. The case for reason, science, humanism and progress. I enjoyed this book a lot. It makes you think about the world around us, how much better is now compared to only 100 years ago. It’s a great period to live…

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens. The book can be found with the subtitle The case against religion or How Religion Poisons Everything. This is the second book I read by Christopher Hitchens, the first one being The Missionary Position. Mother Theresa in theory…

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…