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Check out my past and present reading collection and maybe you will meet your next favorite book!

🏎 Elon Musk

by Vance Ashlee

In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur.

🍃 Hillbilly Elegy

by Vance J.D.

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

🛕 Eneide

by Virgilio

Nel suo testamento Virgilio disponeva che l’Eneide fosse bruciata. A trarla in salvo fu chi gliela aveva commissionata: l’imperatore Augusto. Ma nei suoi versi il poeta non celebra le gesta di Augusto e la storia contemporanea di Roma; si rifugia invece nel mito, narrando la vicenda dolorosa di un eroe che, in obbedienza alla volontà degli dei e soffocando i propri sentimenti, va insieme alla sua gente in cerca di una nuova patria nella terra del tramonto: l’Esperia. Con l’Eneide Virgilio portò alla massima espressione il legame di mito e storia che caratterizza così peculiarmente la cultura e la psicologia dell’antica Roma.

🌃 Why We Sleep

by Walker Matthew

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world - Alzheimer's, cancer, obesity, diabetes - has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.

👾 WHERE IS EVERYBODY?

by Webb Stephen

Given the fact that there are perhaps 400 billion stars in our Galaxy alone, and perhaps 400 billion galaxies in the Universe, it stands to reason that somewhere out there, in the 14-billion-year-old cosmos, there is or once was a civilization at least as advanced as our own. The sheer enormity of the numbers almost demands that we accept the truth of this hypothesis. Why, then, have we encountered no evidence, no messages, no artifacts of these extraterrestrials?

🛰 The Martian

by Weir Andy

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there...

👩‍🏫 Educated

by Westover Tara

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.

🌃 Night

by Wiesel Elie

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.

🤳 The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Wilde Oscar

'The Picture of Dorian Gray' is Oscar Wilde's classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. When Dorian has his portrait painted by Basil Hallward and wishes that he would stay young while his picture changes, his wish comes true. In exchange for this Dorian gives up his soul and as he ages the bad deeds that he commits are reflected in his painting and not him.

🚨 The Attention Merchants

by Wu Tim

Ours is often called an information economy, but at a moment when access to information is virtually unlimited, our attention has become the ultimate commodity. In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of efforts to harvest our attention. This condition is not simply the byproduct of recent technological innovations but the result of more than a century's growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention.

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