Favourite Books (2023)

Published on 1/25/2024 by Jingxiang Mo

Here are some of my favorite books I read in 2023:

Science Fiction

Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. Amazing world-building and beautifully written. I blazed through the entire series (5 books) in about a month. Lots of interesting analogies and parallels to our world.


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. This book is a meditation journey in itself, and I’m still reflecting on some of the lessons I’ve learned in the book.

Self Help

Never Finished by David Goggins. Whenever I feel complacent, I come back to this book. Goggins’ stories are truly motivating and constantly pushing me to be better.


The Innovators by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson is a remarkable writer, I’ve read many of his books including Steve Jobs and Elon Musk. I feel like this is one of his best works, but it’s rarely talked about.


Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. Who knew the scientific method and practical rationality could be so interesting and useful?

The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef. A really good book on unbiased truth-seeking and better decision-making that I wish I read earlier. The lessons are very applicable and I’ve been practicing better truth-seeking almost on a daily

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