- Looking for a Ship by John McPhee – Reading this with my friend Jon Richer, with whom I build boats.
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson – Just for fun. (By the way, Stephenson has a new book coming out this fall.)
- Cræft by Alexander Langlands – I focused a lot in the last year on improving my craftsmanship and I’m enjoying this survey of traditional crafts. As a sidenote, Amanda and I are loving Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm, two shows that Alexander Langlands takes part in.
I’m reading these three with my friend TK Coleman to up our thinking, reasoning, and decision-making abilities. A question that has been on my mind a lot in the past six months is, “How can I make sure I’m not fooling myself?”/”how do I become less wrong in my thinking?”. I’ve read other things on this topic recently, and these are a continuation:
- Data Detective by Tim Harford
- You are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself by David McRaney
- This Will Make You Smarter (New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking) by John Brockman
For delicious fun:
- Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi
If you have any recommendations, drop me a line!