Book Reviews in 140 Characters

When I find a good thing I want to share it. Somehow the other day I came across this blog from Julien Smith. When I read his blog post, I knew I wanted to share it, as it is a different way of summarizing so many books in 140 characters. I found quite a list of books that I have not read and want to read. I just picked up “On Writing Well” at the library, and look forward to reading it and seeing what I can learn to develop my writing further. “Six Pixels of Separation” is also on my bookshelf waiting to be read.

Here are a few from his list I recommend:

  • Stumbling on Happiness
  • Crush It!
  • Your Money or Your Life
  • Switch
  • The Art of Eating In
  • The Creative Habit
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
  • 5 Love Languages
  • The Art of Non-Conformity
  • The Happiness Project
  • Program or Be Programmed
  • The Thank You Economy
  • The War of Art
  • Evil Plans
  • Accidental Genius
  • The Power of Eye Contact
  • Any Seth Godin book (many listed on Julien’s list)

Here are a few others I have added to my list to read:

  • The Myth of Multitasking
  • Not Always So
  • What Should I Do with My Life?
  • Enough
  • She Comes First
  • 50 50
  • Presentation Zen (I have to use PowerPoint a lot at work, always looking for new ideas)
  • When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
  • Status Anxiety
  • The Architecture of Happiness
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft
  • Rework
  • The End of Food
  • Good Calories, Bad Calories
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Julien, I also love the image on your site with the fan and the older radiator. Like I said earlier – a clever idea. Thank you for sharing your book reviews in 140 characters.

One thought on “Book Reviews in 140 Characters

  1. Thanks for this amazing list! As the prolific reader you are, your recommendations are greatly appreciated. William Zinsser’s On Writing Well is classic. A brilliant and memorable example of his spare style is Willie and Dwike — two musicians introducing jazz to China. Cheers for everyone’s summer reading!


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