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Shrey Ravi

Reading Hall of Fame

Rankings, Academic1 min read

I used to read a lot, then, like many Americans growing up to become an adult, I promptly stopped reading at all once I started working. Cognizant of this horror, I restarted to make an effort to block out time to read, but it was in vain until I discovered Audible. Now, I swallow hundreds of hours of books, and will keep a running ranking here of the best books, both audio and otherwise, that I've read.


1. Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Andrew Roberts, 50h 28m audiobook


2. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari, 15h 17m audiobook


3. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

William L. Shirer, 57h 11m audiobook


4. A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson, 18h 13m audiobook


5. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths, 11h 50m audiobook


6. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight, 13h 21m audiobook


7. The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Robert Garland, TGC, 24h 28m audiobook


8. Cosmos

Carl Sagan, 14h 31m audiobook


9. Napoleon: A Life

Andrew Roberts, 32h 56m audiobook


10. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell, 8h 42m audiobook

As with everything, these will change as I read/listen to more books/audiobooks. All images are property of their rightful owners, I'm just using them here for informational purposes. Updated Feb 2020.