Book Summaries24 Sep 2016
I like to read a lot, notably books about psychology, philosophy, and other actionable topics. However, I often feel that these book dilute their ideas too much, in order to make a "proper" (fat) book out of it.
But now, I have the cure. This list of book summary websites covers a large range of books in the topics that interest me.
Here's a copy of the list for posterity:
- Deconstructing Excellence
- Derek Sivers' Books Read
- Farnam Street
- 4 Minute Books
- Actionable Books
- Blinkist (paid)
The first four websites are great, but the selection is limited.
Actionable Books has a lot of things, but the summaries only include 3/4 bullet points and sometimes fail to capture the essence of the book, as far as I've seen.
Blinkist seemed like the most well-rounded option. I made a trial account and was quite satisfied with the two summaries I read.