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Mr_Agree_to_Disagree, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What kind of subject matter are you after?

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Boop, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm open to anything really, keen to read different genres

Mr_Agree_to_Disagree, what's your opinion? Comment below:


I'm open to anything really, keen to read different genres

"Where Wizards Stay Up Late" to learn the real history that Gore did not invent the internet. All the Tom Clancyverse books. I keep thumping the drum, but I'll say the Jungle Books again. Won't say some BS like Pride and Prejudice. The Star Wars expanded universe novels are good like Tales of the Bounty Hunters or the Thrawn trilogy before Disney ruined them all (fuck the book of Boba show. That is not how he got out of the Sarlacc. Where the hell was Dengar?)" Starship Troopers is beyond what Verhoven called that ******* of a movie. I mean does no one know there's TWO races of aliens they're at war with? Then there's a real good classic in The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. A yank puts Merlin in his place with a pistol. Beyond that, another interesting one is the original written version of The Day of the Jackal versus the half-cocked Bruce Willis video version.

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OwlOasis, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Haha takes me back. But in all honesty, I recommend Plato's Republic.

WacccingOFF, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Finance/Money Books: Most important thing, Rich dad poor dad, The psychology of money, Stress Test, Barbarians the gate, Wall Street Warrior, Alpha Masters

Historical: Malcom x autobiography, Guns Germs Steel, Lords of Finance 

Food/Travel: Kitchen Confidential, A Cooks tour, Medium Raw, Salt Acid Fat Heat

Other (First 2 are kinda heavy): Mans Search for Meaning, Year of magical thinking, 1984, How not to die alone, the alchemist, Hillbilly Elgy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Greenlights, The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion 

MonkeyNoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Rich Dad Poor Dad is an interesting one. A lot of useful information in there to swtich how you approach time, money, assets, etc so overall is pretty useful. Think the author is a bit of a con man though, definitely the type of guy who has predicted 22 of the last 3 recessions

I'll add Four Hour Workweek. Dont agree with everything whole sale, but really got me to think on a few things

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ironman32, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Rich Dad, Poor dad is more made up at points than it is real. The "rich dad" guy is basically made up. Not to crap on the book or the hustle, because I respect hustle, but its a good book to get you started. I've been listening to a lot of bigger pockets stuff, people there love that book. Again, its not bad, just somewhat dumbed down; basically like "invest money--> makes millions". Also I read his tax guys book which his somewhat in the same vein ("buy a new car and expense it to the business", "make your spouse a business partner so every dinner is deductible".)

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Bizkitgto, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1. Dune: original six books by Frank Herbert, this is the sci-fi GOAT for a reason. Book #4 is my favorite.

2. ASOIAF - doesn't matter if you watched the show, these might be the most well written books in existence. Maybe GRR Martin might finish the series? 

3. Malazan - wild and crazy fantasy series by Steven Erikson, nothing else like it

4. Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe's sci-fi epic series like no other, you'll need to pay attention

5. Stormlight Archive - Brandon Sanderson's Magnus Opus, it's just so much fun! 

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

my brother, was not expecting to see HHGTTG on WSO. It's fantastic, the sequels are alright imo, but the original is great. I'm way overdue a reread, I remember how hilarious they were and how much of a smile they put on my face.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

op.48No.1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm currently reading Nausea by Sartre and am really enjoying it

Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Wandering Earth

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
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shermanmccoy14, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Fiction/Sci fi - The Stand by Stephen King. Bit of a thicc read (1100+ pages), but a postapocalyptic epic about a militarized virus that wipes out most of the world's population and the resulting good vs evil-type of clash that develops between the surviving communities. The character development, pace, and progression of the story is top notch, and highly recommend even if you're not a typical King reader.  

Non fiction - The Anarchy by William Dalrymple- investigative journalist piece about how India was essentially colonized by a group of merchants from a London boardroom... truly mind boggling and incredible. 

Non fiction - Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe. another investigative journalist piece about the rise of Purdue Pharma, and how the snakes got away with it by circumventing justice at the very very highest levels of power... very unsettling but still a fascinating read. 

Deal Team Six, what's your opinion? Comment below:

+1 SB for the Stand. Took me 3+ months to read with work (I normally finish a 300-400 page book in a week even with work) but it is such a fantastic book. It is the ultimate good vs. evil story but more importantly, it shows true, unique character development. It outlines how small actions add up to make us the people we are today, and how people really are capable of change, especially when thrown into completely foreign environments. 

This is not a horror book at all, but more a book about the preciousness of life than anything else. This is a book that puts your life into perspective, and should help you appreciate all that you do have. It really reminded me to show an increased level of gratitude toward the most important things in my life (my health, my family, the stability, etc.). 

I consider myself a serial reader and this is one of the few books that I think everyone should take a crack at. Yes it is long, it is tedious at times, but it is so fulfilling. 

Lastly, this is a book that essentially encompasses what COVID would have been like had it had a 99% death rate as opposed to just an infection rate. 

soupymessy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The gunslinger was really good but in the subsequent books when it devolved to portals and mechanical bears I dropped it. Seems odd to start with minimal Sci fi then jump right into time jumping. That being said Roland is a badass.

Bigbodybugatti, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The New Kings of New York by Weinraub - Good read on the development history of Manhattan if you're into that type of thing

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BangarangPanda, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sci-Fi: Old Man's War series, Ender's Shadow series, Terms of Enlistment series, The Expanse series, The Murderbot Diaries series, World War Z

Finance/Industry: The Psychology of Money, Zero to One, The Hard Thing about Hard Things, The Master Switch

Personal Development/Life: Never Split the Difference, 12 Rules for Life, Man's Search for Meaning, Models, When Breath Becomes Air, 

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Strong Towns: great book about the financial effects of post-WW2 urban development in the US

Orthodoxy: GK Chesterton book, need to reread this one

Reflections on the Revolution in France: thought-provoking. Planning to read Thomas Paine's rebuttal (Rights of Man)

The Children of Hurin (anything in the LOTR universe tbh but this one is a truly tragic story): one of the most tragic stories I've ever read (in the classic Greek heroic tragedy tradition). Wild amount of hardship that all the characters go through

The Cloud of Unknowing: great read on contemplative/meditative prayer in the Western Christian tradition

The Ride of a Lifetime: Bob Iger's business book, really good

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

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Restless, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A Man for All Markets by Edward Thorp. 

Extremely interesting read if you're into maths, gambling, and public markets.  He is the author of ''Beat The Dealer'' which presumably inspired Bill Gross (co-founder of PIMCO) to get into bonds.

Based on Thorp's book, he claims that he is among the first to have used the Black-Scholes formula before being publicized and he also demotivated its clients about investing in Madoff's funds 10-20 years before his conviction. He also offers some insights into how certain financial instruments appeared, the reasoning behind some simple HF strategies, and some bits of history related to HF.

At least, that's what I'm reading now.

MadMonkey13, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Man for all markets is a great book and one of the first "finance" books I read.

Another good one about quant style trading is the man who solved the market about jim simons,

barashek614, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Reading The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin right now. The writing style is decent at best but the narrative itself is fascinating. Also highly recommend Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges - it's basically a collection of unrelated stories, most of which are outright mind-blowing.

Dave16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My three favorite books of all time (in no particular order): the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, and Moby Dick by Herman Melville. All are on the longer side but very worthwhile. David Copperfield is a bildungsroman, a coming of age story, so it might be nice to read depending on where you are in your career.

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rothbard814, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah, Andrew is great as well. It's a beautiful thing now that scientists/ MD's can have a bigger platform outside of our faulty 'big medicine' system. Anecdotally, I'm seeing a lot of doctors leave the constraints of large health networks in favor of private practice.

It might be wishful thinking, but hopefully it leads to changes in insurance and the overall incentives in medicine. 

I Beg To Differ, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. Skip all the books recommended by others and stick to this one. The majority are recommending best-sellers that appeal to the masses and satisfy their dopamine cravings.

P.S. Pulitzer prize, by the way. Enjoy the read.

HelloWorld8, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A long fucking read lol. I'd argue if you want to read Caro you should start with his Lyndon Johnson Biographies. Those were epic.

Undercover meme, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston

was one of the best books I've read in the past few years. Essentially a history of the discovery of Ebola and related filoviruses (eg Marburg)

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thisiscrazy_2020, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Discussion Materials by Bill Keenan is a good one for finance-based humor. Also a huge fan of anything Michael Lewis puts out. In terms of Sci Fi the thrawn series (think heir to the empire is book one) is a classic star wars book. also feel free to try the codex alera if you like fantasy-based stories.

Best of luck!

alpgh367, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ugly Americans by Ben Mezrich is great

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