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11 Best Books on Utopia You Have To Read

If you’re looking for books on utopia, you’ve come to the right place. Below are 11 of the best books that portray visions of a utopian future you have to read. The idea of a utopia is of a society that functions without strife and is considered to be a ‘perfect society. Many of these […]

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80 Great Book Club Questions To Spark Lively Discussion

If you’ve just joined a book club, or you’ve been in one for a while now, there’s one thing that always happens, you discuss the merits of books. That’s why it’s important to understand what makes great book club questions and what doesn’t. A good question can lead to interesting conversations, while bad ones can […]

How to read 100 books in a year
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How To Read 100 Books In A Year

If you’re an avid reader, there’s one question you might have asked yourself a few times. How many books can I read in a year? Then, you might have conjured up your next question: How to read 100 books in a year? Humans love round numbers and reading 100 books in a year has a […]

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How Long Does It Take To Read 200 Pages?

Reading books can take a long time. Ask anyone who’s read a big novel or a 600-page history book. These aren’t books you can read in a couple of hours. But, if you want to make a dent in some of your books, a question you might ask is, how long does it take to […]

Science

The Rules of Contagion summary

The Rules of Contagion is the best book to read if you want to understand how ideas and viruses spread. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s a phenomenon we could all do with understanding a little better. Contagion is when ideas or a virus rapidly spreads. In the context of a pandemic, it’s when a virus […]

Self Improvement

Atomic Habits summary

Atomic Habits is the book to read if you want to break the behaviours which bring you down and adopt good ones. The name of the book gives you a clue to its philosophy. It looks at how you can break down habits into smaller parts making it easier for you to adopt them. The […]

Philosophy

The Good Ancestor summary

The Good Ancestor looks at how we can leave the world a better place for unborn generations. It’s a concept we don’t consider that much, but an important one nonetheless. We are custodians of the planet and it’s important to leave it in a good state when we pass the baton to the next generation. […]

Psychology

The Undoing Project summary

The Undoing Project is a fascinating book which looks at the relationship between two psychologists, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahnemann, and the implications it had for understanding human nature. The book looks at how their work on heuristics and decision making demonstrated the common errors in the human psyche. We also see how their fruitful […]

Productivity

Deep Work summary

Deep Work is a book by Cal Newport on how you can change your working practices. As the name suggests, this Deep Work summary will look at ways you can develop a working practice that allows you to get a lot of work done in a shorter space of time. The premise behind deep work […]

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10 Fascinating Little Known Books Worth Reading

Books are a timeless source of knowledge. However, too few of us read enough, or have a reading habit altogether. People have been writing for centuries, there is a wealth of knowledge that can be tapped in books that you cannot find elsewhere. Knowledge is timeless, it doesn’t if it was written 2000 years ago, […]