Each year, I publish the books I read with a bit of commentary. The goal is to encourage myself and others to read good books and to share ideas. This year I broke down what I read in a different way and learned I probably need to be reading more books written by people who … [Read more…]
This Year in Books 2018 Each year I publish a list of books I read. As a high-school senior, a remarkable teacher inspired me to set a goal to read at least 12 books each year. I get close. Below is the list from 2018 with some commentary about those that resonated. For the astute, … [Read more…]
This Year in Books 2017 In 2017, I endeavored to read more books that were not written by white men. I also started to add ratings on a 10 point scale. The ratings are based on my subjective experience – I don’t even trust them all that much. There is an idea in the study … [Read more…]
This Year in Books 2016 Each year I post a summary of the books I read. In This Year in Books 2015 I shared that A Short History of Nearly Everything was my personal book of the year. In 2015 it was Moonwalking with Einstein. Maybe it was a combination of moving to a new … [Read more…]
A curated list of the books read by Jared Brett in 2015 ascribed with personal awards.
This Year in Books 2014 Living in Indonesia was good for my reading. With time being so loosely approached, I often found myself sitting and waiting, sometimes for a few hours. We’re going to the immigration office? Let me get my book. You’re inviting me to come to a conference with you that I can’t … [Read more…]
In 5th grade my father bought me a textbook-size copy of The Hobbit with 48 brightly colored illustrations to lose myself in when my eyes were too tired to continue reading. Before then, I remember liking books. I enjoyed the Famous Five and the Secret Seven. I laughed at The Phantom Tollbooth. I had never … [Read more…]