Book Reviews


This week I was thinking that it would be fun to have a place to share my book reviews for the books I have completed this year. But here’s the catch: there will be a limitation of three sentences.

Books I Have Read in 2019

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Never Split the Difference

by Chris Voss

Learn how to negotiate any situation from an FBI hostage negotiator. Each chapter is filled with gripping stories from Chris’s work in the field and gives you tactical advice on the art and science of negotiation. This book breaks down the theory and tools that can help you in negotiating a salary, purchasing a car, or working out some problems at home.

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When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

A neurosurgeon with a brilliant future finds out he has terminal cancer in his thirties. In this unfinished memoir, he must find out what is truly important in life while facing death. This book is gut-wrenching, thought-provoking, and teaches us about how to live.

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Atomic Habits

by James Clear

Learn how to hack habits so you they work for you and not against you. James shows us how habits are built and how they can be reversed engineered to eliminate them too. Must read if you want to read how to build good habits by learning the habit system complete with lots of practical examples.

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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

by Cal Newport

I have been a fan of Cal Newport’s work since I read Deep Work last year. Cal goes deeper into how to live a simpler, more meaningful life and not letting technology control us. This was a tough one for me to implement since it meant I had to cut my addiction to tech and just look up to really experience life.

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About the author

Frank is a 👨‍💻web developer, US Army veteran, 🎸bass player, father, husband, and owner of Pigeontec and co-founder of sacodersunited.

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