Here you'll find a collection of notes from books I’ve read. It's a massive archive of ideas worth reading.
I use these notes to remember important lessons, or whenever I need inspiration. You'll find them useful to learn quickly about the main ideas of many books.
The book notes list:
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (10/10).
Main idea: The most important thing about art is to work. Turn pro, sit down every day and try, overcome Resistance.
- The Truth by Neil Strauss (9/10).
Main idea: Love is not about finding the right person, it’s about becoming the right person.
- 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson (9/10).
Main idea: Meaning is found in responsibility.
- On Writing by Stephen King (8/10).
Main idea: To be a writer, read a lot and write a lot (4 to 6 hours a day).
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson (8/10).
Main idea: Simple daily disciplines—little productive actions, repeated consistently over time—add up to the difference between failure and success.
- Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart by Gordon Livingston (8/10).
Main idea: A collection of ideas about life, death, love, happiness.
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (7/10).
Main idea: Choose better things to give a fuck about (values), because then you get better problems and a better life.
- How To Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton (7/10).
Main idea: Sex is complex.
- The One Thing by Gary Keller (6/10).
Main idea: Not everything matters equally, focus on your most important goal.
- Manage Your Day-to-Day by Various Authors (6/10).
Main idea: A collection of essays about productivity by some well-known creative minds.
- Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon (6/10).
Main idea: Put your work out there and make it discoverable while you’re focused on getting really good at what you do.
- Deep Work by Cal Newport (6/10).
Main idea: Deep work is important and valuable but requieres focus. The best way to achieve it is with daily planning and rituals.
- Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport (5/10).
Main idea: New technologies can distract or support your life. Use the ones that suppot your values and quit the others.