A Brief Candle in the Dark

Dawkins’ autobiography, the second part. Up to his 70th birthday

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A good non-fiction audiobook if you are cooking or cleaning your room.

An Appetite for Wonder

Dawkins’ autobiography, the first part, up to the Selfish Gene publication


Taleb introduces another great term—antifragility—which can be found in many areas. And which can be consciously improved. It’s more than robustness.


A crimi-thriller novel from the author of Martian

Beginning of Infinity

A scientific and optimistic view of our future. A really captivating book.

Calling Bullshit

How to spot bullshit and what to do after that. Funny and important book.

Can't Hurt Me

Almost unbelievable life story of David Goggins who probably lacks self-preservation instinct. Too extreme to be a true self-help book, but there are some truths in what he is telling (preaching).

Den Trifidů

A lot of material for thinking about our society and psychology

Enlightenment now

Velmi dlouhý argument o tom, proč je věda, vzdělání dobrá.

Everything is Fucked

His previous book was much better, but this one is better compared to other self-help books I have read.


The first book in the Foundation series.

Foundation and Earth

the last book from the Foundation series

Foundation and Empire

The fall of the first foundation. Mule’s quest.

Foundation's Edge

the search for the Earth or Gaia, 500 years after Harry Seldon


An original take on many topics

Give and Take

Givers, takers and matchers. Givers are the most and least successful of all. I had to stop listening to this.

God is not great

Hitchens has much more arguments against religions than other prominentatheist writers (e.g. Dawkins with his God’s delusion) and this book seemed more compelling.


Pěkný příběh. Číšila z toho láska k psům a zvířatům.

Hell Yes or No

A brief but dense book full of wit, clever questions, ideas and thought food. Derek is compressing many self-help and life-hack books and it is


Fry is doing a great job of retelling the ancient well-known stories. As good as his previous book.

How to Avoid Climatic Disaster

An overview of challenges on the way to carbon-neutral future by Bill Gates

How to live

One of a few authors who writes about ideas without any unnecessary words

How to Win Friends and Influence People

One of the oldest self-help books. I am not the intended audience. I couldn’t follow his rules and being true to myself, authentic and consistent.

Jací jsme dnes

Vzpomínky investigativního novináře Respektu


There is a slight chance that our generation can live to 100 years with a good health. There is also a non-negligible chance that we won’t die.


Fixed vs growth mindset. The former is limiting you, the latter will help ou to improve yourself quickly.

Prelude to Foundation

Harry Seldon on the run with help of Doors.


Zoufalství ve střetu s bezhlavou mašinérií

Project Hail Mary

A highschool teacher on a suicide mission to save the humanity


Our world needs introverts. Being introvert is normal.


Ramblings on rationality, biases, false believes, artificial intelligence, …

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Learning at work is win-win: you earn money and at the same time learn new things so invest into yourself. Buy assets, not liabilities. Invest as soon as possible.


a collection of myths and stories from the world of The Lord of the Rings

Snow Crash

A sci-fi novel coining terms as Metaverse and Avatar


A unique planet orbiting two suns is explored by scientists who are completely clueless. The planet creates persons from the scientists’ hidden memories but they fail to communicate and comprehend the planet.


A well known philosophical sci-fi novel

Starship Troopers

A story about a young man who became a soldier accidentally, then became a lieutenant. All while fighting bugs in our galaxy.

The Dark Forest

The second part of the trilogy.

The Death's End

It. Was. Grand. I consider it to be almost on a par with A. C. Clarke’s work. We started to the Czech audioversion on 2022-07-09.

The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

Five steps toward a better thinking.

The Great Mental Models I

Probably the best (and funniest) was Hanlon’s razor: never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity

The Martian

A survivor’s journal on Mars

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

A self-help novel, full of great wisdoms packed into a bit weird story.

The Parasitic Mind

Bit misleading title for the book full of angry arguments against overly liberal policies mainly in USA. I stopped listening to the audio version of the book circa in the middle.

The Power of Habit

Understand how habits are made and broken and change your life!

The Rational Optimist

The best time to live is now. And it will be even better.

The Science Book

A brief history of natural sciences. Heavily biased towards physics and chemistry.

The Second Foundation

Mule’s search for the second foundation.

Think and Grow Rich

Self-help book from 1937. After reading so many self-help book before this one, I realized it gets boring…

Thinking in Bets

A poker player teaches us how to decide under uncertainty

Three-body problem

I enjoyed it almost as books from A. C. Clarke and other titans of sci-fi.

War of Art

How to overcome the resistance to do anything important and to achieve your goals.

When Things Fall Apart

A soothing voice will tell you how to cope with problems in your life, but not how to solve them.

Your Music and People

How you should promote yourself and your music creatively