2015


Music

According to Spotify Year in Music I spent 44 days this year listening to music and that’s just on spotify. Below is the list of the top 15 songs I listened to in 2015. I tried not to include multiple songs from the same artists, so a lot of the really good songs were left out.

Books

I discovered a lot of great books this year and even read some of them. My books wish list on Amazon is now officially out of control, there are just too many good books to read. I will either have to come up with some sort of prioritization system or retire and start reading full time. Anyway, here’s the list of top 5 books, that I read this year, with a couple of quotes:

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson
The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov

These 3 books were my first venture into the world of SciFi and I was mind-blown. I can’t believe I haven’t read any before. Definitely hooked.

The Martian, Andy Weir

Another SciFi book on my list for this year.

The Rise of Superman, Steven Kotler
Essays In Love, Alain De Botton

Blog Posts And Articles

I spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer, so naturally, I read a lot of stuff on the internet. Some of it is complete crap and some is actually really good. As I was trying to compile a list of interesting articles I read this year, I realized that I should start keeping track of them as I read. I probably forgot a lot of the good ones, but here are some that I do remember:

Podcasts

This year I discovered podcasts. I spend 45-60 mins every day driving to work and listening to podcassts makes it very enjoyable and useful. I also tried listening to audiobooks, but for some reason I always catch myself getting distracted, so I switched back to podcasts. I mostly listen to the Tim Ferriss Show, Hardcore History and Rationally Speaking. Top 15 podcast episodes I listened to this year: