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Books Read This Year (So Far) - Jul 2023

These are the books I have read this year (so far) Iran - Empire of the Mind - I was looking for a good, readable history of Iran, and this was not it. Islam - A Short History - Again, I was looking for a good history of Islam, and Karen Anderson's book was definitely not it. Mastery - The Keys to Success and Long Term Fulfillment - A good treatise on what it takes to master something.  The Arabs - A History - This is a very readable narrative of Arab political history  from the Ottoman conquest of the 16th century to the first couple of decades of the 21st century by Eugene Rogan Mindset - The New Psychology of Success - Carol Dweck's book on how adopting a growth mindset over a fixed one is the key. The Quest for the Historical Muhammad - A collection of articles on the early history and historiography of Islam, focused on the Revisionist school. Meta Learning: How To Learn Deep Learning And Thrive In The Digital World - This book was a misnomer