sohitmiglani's reviews
15 reviews

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's, by Greg O'Brien, Lisa Genova

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challenging emotional lighthearted sad slow-paced

4.0

A great book, although a bit long winded which sometimes made it hard to be engaged properly.
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters, by Mark Dunn

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

So much to learn from such a simple concept ! Really enjoyed reading this book
The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, by Michael D. Watkins

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informative reflective slow-paced

3.0

The book provides really good frameworks but it’s very elongated. It’s a worth a skim but not worth a read.
Lifespan: Why We Age--And Why We Don't Have to, by David A. Sinclair, Matthew D. Laplante

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hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective relaxing medium-paced

5.0

Very well written. Sinclair does an amazing job of changing our fundamental understanding of how aging works and the biological ways to live longer. As a scientist, I appreciate such a strong and thorough review of this science.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

While the book is amazing, it’s very dense and it doesn’t do a good job of setting the tone well so it’s hard to be engaged and follow the southern English style.
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, by Malcolm Gladwell

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hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.0

While I loved the book, I think Gladwell doesn’t quite the appreciate them grey area and the context of many scenarios that he’s analyzing, and I’m not quite comfortable with all his conclusions on justifying people who are complicit with sexual assault.
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, by Brenda Maddox

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emotional informative lighthearted reflective medium-paced

5.0

An absolutely amazing and detailed account of Franklin’s personal presence, personality, contributions to science, and the sexism.
Modern Man in Search of a Soul,, by C.G. Jung

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informative slow-paced

3.0

Just really long winded and slow. A lot of stuff is disjoint so it’s hard to stay engaged. I skimmed the later part just
Cos I didn’t see the value in going through all of it.
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

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informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0