A selection of books I’ve read since 2017, very subjectivly described in three words and rated in three dimensions:
- Timewarp: Ability of the book to “warp time”, to create a feeling that less time has passed during reading that it actually did.
- Impact: Subjective factor of the book to “impact my life”, to change how I think or how I act.
- Becharm: Esoteric metric of how much I got “becharmed” during reading, how much I was touched by form and style of the writing.
|J. Karlsson (2015): The Room||yes||dense, determined, dark||★★★★||★★||★★★||192|
|D. Kahneman (2011): Thinking, fast and slow||no||mirrowing, enlightning, broadening||★★★||★★★★★||★★||499|
|R. H. Thaler (2016): Misbehaving||no||economical, psychic, analytic||★★||★★★★||★★||432|
|E. Cline (2011): Ready Player One||yes||nerdic, picturesque, light||★★★★||★||★★★||400|
|D. F. Wallace (1996): Infinite Jest||yes||fabulous, complex, long||★★★★★||★★★★★||★★★★★||1079|
|D. Bodanis (2000): E=mc²||no||interesting, historical, exciting||★★★★||★★★||★★||330|
|G. Perec (1978): Life - A User’s Manual||yes||extensive, intelligent, puzzling||★★||★★★★||★★★★★||608|
|M. Stokowski (2020): Die letzten Tage des Patriarchats||no||accurate, humorous, nudging||★★★||★★★||★★★||316|
|D. v. Lowtzow (2019): Im Dachsbau||no||touching, astonishing, unpretentious||★★★||★★★||★★★★||192|
|R. Bregman (2021): Im Grunde gut||no||informative, inspiring, unconvincing||★★★||★★★★||★★★||418|