Birthday Reading List

Last two years on my birthday I asked for people’s recommendations for books and movies that had an impact on their life. I read about 3-5 books a month, and have read many of the recommendations. So I thought I would go to the well one more time ūüėČ

If you can recommend a book or movie that you liked and think I have not read or seen it, please write it here or on facebook. I really appreciate it. The amount of books out there is overwhelming so it’s nice to have smart friends that can help guide my learning.

Here are several of the books that I was recommended last year and I remember reading (and liking) recently off the top of my head:

It seems like every page I read fills me with wonder and awe over how little I know. Sometimes it’s inspiring, sometimes it’s depressing, but it’s always worth a try.

UPDATE: The following is an alphabetical list of some of the book recommendations my facebook buddies sent my way (I’m slowly adding them here to prevent the ephemeral facebook stream from swallowing them whole).

0 thoughts on “Birthday Reading List

  1. scott sorrentino

    Hey Lex, great idea.

    I don’t read a ton of fiction, but I think you might enjoy You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers, if you haven’t read it yet.

    1. Lex Post author

      Thanks Scott. I read his memoir (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) and was actually very moved by its simple human story and unique lack of grandiosity. I’ll definitely try his fiction. Thanks.

  2. Christopher Sapienza

    Hi Lex, and Happy Birthday! It’s pretty long but I recommend:
    Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

    Keep up the good bloggin’! =]

  3. Dominique

    Hey Lex, happy birthday.

    I did post on here on the 15th but, it didn’t seem to post. Seeing as your birthday is on the same date as mine i may have been a bit worse for wear when posting it.

    A great fiction that you should read is (his dark materials) by Philip Pullman, i read these long before the movie came out and am glad i did. Take my word for it and don’t watch the movie and if you have don’t judge the books on it.



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