The Black Swan

my first book from Taleb and an instant favourite

The Selfish Gene

This book has changed my life. It made me realize that I am a machine for propagating DNA–a survival machine. Everything else is a by-product of evolution.

Zpráva o třetí planetě

An anthology of Clarke’s short stories. Great read!

What If?

What If is an instant favourite for me. Funny, full of interesting stuff.

Všichni lidé bratry jsou

Moje první Simmelovka, na doporučení taťky.

The Three-Body Problem

The first fiction book after a while and it was worth it. I want more!

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

This is a must-read for all students. The style is not very entertaining but there are only a few such impactful book in the world.

The Demon-Haunted World

A great book by a great scholar. I expected more science and less politics, but still, great reading.

Nejkrásnější sbírka

Nádnerná a poetická knížka. Nejlépe čtená u ohně v rumunských horách.

I, robot

An anthology of Asimov’s great stories about robots, artificial intelligence etc.

I Am Legend

A fiction book about last surviror on Earth, fighting zombies. Classic.

Homo Deus

If you consider yourself an intellectual, you should read this since all people considering themselves as intellectuals probably have read this book as well, myself included.

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

Den Trifidů

A lot of material for thinking about our society and psychology


classical dystopia

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 Dark Forest

The second part of the trilogy.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

one of the best self-help books I’ve ever read; own your life

Karpatské hry

a book which beautifully describes the magic of wandering in the wild mountains (of Romania)

Thinking, Fast and Slow

clever and courageous; it strongly supports my convinction that we are just a bit better than apes


people are quite bad in estimating how world is improving

Beginning of Infinity

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


An instant favourite. What a thinker this Harari!

On Intelligence

This book had an impact on me while working on my PhD thesis as it resonated with my view of artificial (machine) intelligence.


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


One of the best self-help book I’ve read.

Jak drahé je zdarma

Anchors, framing, prospect theory and much more

Záhada hlavolamu

Rychlé šípy ve Stínadlech

Three-body problem

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

Tajemství Velkého Vonta

Třetí díl stínadelské trilogie

Stínadla se bouří

Druhý díl stínadelské trilogie

Sbohem, můj krásný plameni

Velmi napínavé, mírně nepřesné, ale čtivé a zábavné.

The Martian

A survivor’s journal on Mars

Project Hail Mary

A highschool teacher on a suicide mission to save the humanity