Books Read in 2018

The list below is chronological with the top title being the most recently read. 

Rating scale:

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Literally fire x 5. Somewhat life changing. I'd suggest to anyone.

🔥🔥🔥🔥 - Prettttty, prettttttty good *Larry David voice*. Def read if you like the subject.

🔥🔥🔥 - Entertaining, interesting, and decent but don't expect to get your mind blown.

🔥🔥 - Only read if you got it for free and have the time.

🔥- So much regret. Why did I even finish this book?

  • My First Movie - 20 Celebrated Directors Talk About Their First Film by Stephen Lowenstein - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Highly entertaining for anyone who wants to make movies

  • Film Directing Shot By Shot: Visualizing From Concept to Screen by Steven Katz - 🔥🔥

    • Good basic concepts but 1991 concepts

  • Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino - 🔥🔥🔥

    • So much darkness in this book that I was depressed for a week afterwards

  • Wine. All The Time. by Marissa Ross - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Primer on chugging wine

  • Heat by Bill Buford - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • A look inside working in a kitchen

  • In The Blink Of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Editing concepts and the transition from film to digital

  • Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, Jonas Koffler - 🔥🔥🔥

    • One of the better self-help books to get motivated

  • On Directing Film by David Mamet - 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • I'd recommend this book to any creative person and not just filmmakers

  • You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero - 🔥🔥🔥

    • If you're looking for some motivation this book is exceptional

  • Real World by Natsuo Kirino - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Interesting story structure that takes place in modern Japan

  • Making Movies by Sidney Lumet - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • The process of making Hollywood movies

  • Rebel Without A Crew by Robert Rodriguez - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Diary entries about film/directing

  • Armada by Ernest Cline - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Apocalyptic sci-fi adventure

  • Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Music memoir

  • Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Nerdy but entertaining adventure

  • Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Work Together by Pamela Slim - 🔥🔥

    • Nothing new

  • The White Album by Joan Didion - 🔥🔥🔥

    • Compilation of essays with focus on CA in 60s/70s

  • Zero To One: Notes on startups, or how to build the future by Peter Thiel - 🔥🔥

    • Weird guy but some interesting ideas

  • Travels by Michael Crichton- 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Accounts from med school to making movies