Welcome to my Book Collection 

Reading has been my leisure pursuit since I was a high school student. To me, sharing information and experiences is giving and caring. Sharing books is even more special since reading is learning from the most updated, well-organized sources of information.

Reading challenge in 2020

53/40

books

Reading challenge in 2019

35/30

books

Genres: biography, business, historical-fiction, history, memoir, non-fiction, philosophy, psychology, science, social science, self-help, thriller

2020

Reading challenge in 2021

6

6/45

books

-  THE LASTEST BOOKS I READ  -
The Law of Medicine

The Law of Medicine

Siddhartha Mukherjee

--reading now--

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Upheaval

Upheaval

Jared Diamond

--reading now--

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The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee

There is no doubt Siddhartha Mukherjee is a gifted storyteller who knows how to integrate history into a compelling chain of events. Like what he beautifully did in The Gene, The Emperor of All Maladies is skillfully...

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The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test

Walter Mischel

An exemplar of succinct and valuable writing. From the “Don’t Eat the Marshmallow!” iconic T-shirts, to the remarkable success of the Sesame Street television series, to the scientific “willpower-fatigue” interpretation of famous-people scandals...

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

John Perkins

As I am who I am, frankly I enjoy American politics. I had no perception of my obsession with American news until lately as the American presidential election ends. I could not give up my daily 30-min NBC news, still. As tolerant to different...

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The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind

Jonathan Haidt

2020 is an odd year when people might feel like they are balancing on the edge of frantic chaos, isn’t it? I doubt if I would have ever felt so if I had stayed far away from the hectic revolution of the...

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Happy Money

Happy Money

Ken Honda

The concept of happy money is as abstract as I speculated. Though I just started my working life without yet making “big” money, my experiences resonate with every line written in the book. From the significant...

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Drive

Drive

Daniel H. Pink

Drive is the first book I read from this author, and it tells me that Daniel is a pragmatic theorist who can deftly balance conceptual notions and practical exercises in a relatively short book. In Drive,...

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David and Goliath

David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath is Malcolm’s fourth book I read, and that leaves me with the last (a recent published) book: Talking to Strangers, which I plan to read next year. What can I say?..., well, what I can...

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Lean In

Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg

When a woman excels at her work, her colleagues may appreciate her accomplishment, but she is “not well-liked by her peers.” People feel like she is “too aggressive,” “not a team player,” “a bit political,”...

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The Power of Less

The Power of Less

Leo Babauta

Acknowledging limitations and learning to focus on one matter at a time does not make you earn less. While the quality of our daily tasks is diluted with the endless stream of information, LESS is more! As simple as...

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Ebola

Ebola

David Quammen

Rated 4/5, the book yet deserves 5/5 if you are like me, a first-time reader on the topic of Ebola. As Carlos Ruiz Zafon (the well-known novelist who wrote The Shadow of the Wind) famously expressed “Books are mirrors: you only see in them...

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The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine a thought-provoking publication on a radical form of capitalism (neo-liberalism) nurtured by Milton Friedman as a significant economic ideology of the 19th century. The shock doctrine highlights a “doctrine”...

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The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test captivated my curiosity from the first look as it is written about the hidden industry of madness. I felt overjoyed at the thought of me touching into one of the most sensitive realms of human morality. l was wondering...

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The $100 Startup

The $100 Startup

Chris Guillebeau

100$ is a title symbolic of “micro,” or small business. The book endorses the concept of keeping things personal, manageable and self-sustained...

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Wild

Wild

Cheryl Strayed

I was born in comfort and serenity of unfathomable love and in an anxiety-free post-war stretch that left behind a thousand years of conflict. In love and peace, I had spent my whole life, still agonizing over the...

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The Gene

The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

I was reflecting on my painful shortness of breath and chest tightness on freezing days back in Hanoi almost a decade ago while studying this book. I was born with asthma (typically known for narrow airway)...

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The Art of Choosing

The Art of Choosing

Sheena S. Iyengar

“Life is C between B and D," meaning that the life we live is the choices we make between the "B" of birth and the "D" of death, Jim Kwik said in his book Limitless. The Art of Choosing is a book about ...

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Talking to my daughter about the economy

Talking to my daughter about the economy

Yanis Varoufakis

As a social science major undergrad, I scrutinized capitalism in terms of social impacts of a free market, the widening inequality, the conflicts...

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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

John Rolfe & Peter Troob

An incredible book in which two Associates recount their hundred-hour weeks at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ, acquired by Credit Suisse in 2000) as investment bankers. DLJ has faded into its...

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TOP5 in 2019

Bad Blood

The Happiness Advantage

Factfulness

Educated

A Fire Sparkling

Top 5 books I love in 2019

As leaves turn grey, chilly breezes blow dead leaves, scatters the last fragile piles of leaves over the silent streets, 2019 is coming to the end. In the last 10 months of 2019, I have read 35 books and completed my goal of 30 books...

Summer books 2020

Being Mortal

Why We Sleep

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Flow

So Good They Can't Ignore You

and more...

Summer books 2020

2020 is an amazing year I have with books. There will be many impactful books for you.

Cheers!

/// BEST Science, Social Science, Psychology

The Marshmallow Test
The Gene
Flow

/// BEST Business, Economics

The Shock Doctrine
Monkey Business
The Innovator's Dilemma
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Team of Teams
Good to Great
Bad Blood
The Industries of The Future

/// BEST Philosophy, History, Biography

Being mortal
What Money Can’t Buy

/// BEST Novel

Việc làng
The Sorrow of War
A Fire Sparkling
The Shadow of the Wind
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Educated