My Bookshelf

Crazy Rich Asians
On the Road
The Namesake
Comedy Sex God
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
The Souls of Yellow Folk
The God of Small Things
Small Fry
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
The Great Alone
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer
The Innovator's Dilemma

David Tran's favorite books »

I haven’t been reading as many books as I’d like to, and I haven’t dedicated adequate time to reflect and react to books and articles I’ve read online, so I’m going to start keeping track of some of those here. Also check out my Goodreads profile.

I love this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, which is even more true in today’s world where we read tons of stuff both online and offline.

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

You may not remember every detail of every story or article you read, but I like to think of reading as food for your mind and soul. Which means you should develop good reading habits and watch what you read, just like you should watch what you eat. Put enough garbage in, and it’ll start to weight you down. Cheers to clean eating and clean reading!

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What I'm currently reading

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