19 books that I read in 2019

Paul Kamau
2 min readDec 31, 2019

So not a long list this year, but still pretty pleased with the content and quality.

Thomas Sowell’s “Basic Economics” has to be the best read book I read this year. I’ll be sharing a little more about this in some future posts and also planning on going through all his books in 2020.

Nigel Cawthorne’s “Kings and Queens of England” and Martin Meredith’s “The Wealth of Africa” are my next 2 runner ups.

Here’s the list:

Favorites

19. Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

5. Kings & Queens of England for the Saxon Kings to the House of Windsor by Nigel Cawthorne

6. The Wealth of Africa by Martin Meredith

14. The pursuit of Glory by Jefferey Johnson

History

1. The Republic by Plato
2. Prohibition in the United States by Hourly History
3. The Industrial Revolution by Hourly History
4. Civilization by Nial Ferguson
5. Kings & Queens of England for the Saxon Kings to the House of Windsor by Nigel Cawthorne
6. The Wealth of Africa by Martin Meredith
7. The Conservative Mind by Russel Kirk

Technology

8. Pragmatic AI: An Introduction to Cloud-Based Machine Learning by Noah Gift
9. Microservices with Kubernetes: Non-Programmer’s Handbook by Stephen Flemming
10. The DevOps Engineer’s Career Guide: A Handbook for Entry- Level Professionals to get into Continuous Delivery Roles for Agile Software Development (Career Series) by Stephen Flemming
11. Ahead in the Cloud: Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT by Stephen Obran
12. Quantum Computing: Mastering in 60 minutes by Franck Franchin

Theology

13. The Church: Why bother by Jeffrey Johnson
14. The Kingdom by Jeffrey Johnson
15. The Pursuit of Glory by Jeffrey D Johnson

Economics, Biography, Biology

16. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
17. Biology: The Ultimate Self Teaching Guide — Introduction to the Wonderful World of Biology — 3rd Edition by Jared Hendricks

19. Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell

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Paul Kamau

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