"Read what you love until you love to read."
– Naval Ravikant
"Scanning miles of sentences remains enormously effective."
– Erik van Mechelen
Naval Ravikant called reading the foundation of learning, claiming he doesn't know a single successful person who doesn't "read and read all the time".
My friend Tom highlights a reward from avid reading. "It's subtle," he said to me, in a phone conversation mid-2020. I couldn't agree more. Personally, for example, I might notice a connection between a novel I read last year and a philosophy tome I've been wrestling with (for years) or a business title I'm currently skimming for possible insights.
Inside All the Books, reviews tend not to unnecessarily shill particular titles nor explain what should be learned from a book—that's for you, the reader to discover.
Realize that books you read early in life may disproportionately skew your reading thereafter. My friend Robert reminded me to position myself, as a reader and thinker, side by side with the authors I'm reading. I invite you to try the same.
Reading lists by year: