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#105: Choosing Books #3

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Another update post about the filters and rules I created in Choosing Books. See also Choosing Books #2 for books I choose to read or not to read because of the filters and rules. In this update I want to show that I just decided not to read the book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress even if it’s recommended by Bill Gates

My new favorite book of all time. - Bill Gates

It was also mentioned in Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don’t Have To. Even though it passed the ratings of 4.0 and up, after I read some reviews on each star on Amazon and Goodreads, it became more and more uninterested to me. From what I read, the book will show you how much progress we made in the world and instead of thinking everything is becoming worse, it will show you that in general everything is becoming better. I’ve read already Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think and since then I’m looking forward and optimistic to the future of the world, so I came to the conclusion that right now I don’t need another book about this topic.

Instead I choose to start reading Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder because it just fullfilled all the criterias from Choosing Books.