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Hi, I'm Samarth - a 17 year old highschooler, and maker of things 🛠️

I enjoy all kinds of books! If you're trying to get me one - it'd be very difficult for you to go wrong. That said, I'm currently very interested in books:

  • about economics
  • which tell stories with math
  • which are an introduction to big themes

There's more about me on sam.jajoo.fun, and feel free to ping me on twitter.

The Act of Creation

Arthur Koestler

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @mxeust on Fri Jul 10 2020

no notes from the purchaser (yet)!

Creative Selection

Ken Kocienda

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @SarvasvKulpati on Sun Jun 21 2020

Congrats on winning the Enlite shipathon! This book is an amazing look into the process behind building amazing products at Apple. Perfect for someone who ships amazing hacks as often as you do!

The lost illusions

Honoré de Balzac

Recommended by mr. visa. Want to read!


From @anantja_in on Tue Feb 25 2020

Great project! Congrats for shipping it :)

The Strategy of Conflict

Thomas C. Schelling

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @bigbadbob234 on Sat Feb 22 2020

Keep making cool stuff! "The strategy of conflict" is a little dry, but it works through some cool concepts/ideas and fits the description of the kind of book you're looking for, happy reading! 📖

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

Works?


From @roddur_dasgupta on Fri Jan 17 2020

Thanks for making this, and for supporting my musical endeavors! Let’s get this spiritual enlightenment 😎

The Big Payback

Dan Charnas

I'm a huge hip hop fan - and I think this will be a really interesting book to read!


From @lehoczkyescobar on Sat Jan 11 2020

I've really enjoyed your hip-hop-adjacent work, and you have great taste in the genre— hopefully the book is an interesting new perspective

The Complete Stories

Isaac Asimov

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From @cunfusia on Wed Jan 08 2020

Kudos for this awesome initiative!

The Little Schemer

Daniel P. Friedman, Matthias Felleisen

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @amasad on Tue Dec 03 2019

Time to learn you some lisp ;)

Sum

David Eagleman

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From @aroraharshita33 on Fri Nov 29 2019

Fun read!

Logicomix

Apostolos K. Doxiadēs, Christos H. Papadimitriou

This has been recommended to me as a great introduction to logic, told by a comic and devised by a mathematician!


From @aroraharshita33 on Fri Nov 29 2019

Logicomix is one of my favorites! It's a fun and thought-provoking story of someone who was deeply driven to lay the foundations of mathematics because his mind couldn’t rest without it. :) Bonus: you will also get to learn a bit more about another great thinker (Wittgenstein).

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie, General Press

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @5harath on Fri Nov 29 2019

Hope this book let's you do more influential things and help you to create greater impact on the world!!

The Path to Power

Robert A. Caro

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @kevinakwok on Wed Nov 27 2019

This site is great:)! Excited to keep seeing what you build!

The Silk Roads

Peter Frankopan

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @NawfalTachfine on Wed Nov 27 2019

no notes from the purchaser (yet)!

Cryptonomicon

Neal Stephenson

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @itsarnavb on Tue Nov 26 2019

no notes from the purchaser (yet)!

Thinking in Systems

Donella H. Meadows, Diana Wright

"Elements behave different when they're interconnected" I want to know how and why


From @LauriMajuri on Tue Nov 26 2019

Keep creating 🙏

Metaphors We Live By

George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

The author explains how the words we use influence our own reality. Pretty cool stuff 💯


From @falchook on Mon Nov 25 2019

Really love read.gift! Great concept to support up-and-coming creators and entrepreneurs.

Trailblazer

Marc Benioff, Monica Langley

I never knew what Salesforce did, and had no clue that they were the first ones to use the SaaS model a few weeks ago 🤯 I think this book will be a really interesting read!


From @Nazranoushad on Mon Nov 25 2019

Thanks for building this!

How To

Randall Munroe

This seems like a pretty cool sequel to "What if?" - a book I enjoyed a lot! Randall Munroe is really cool and writes the awesome xkcd.com!


From @BhavikChinai on Mon Nov 25 2019

no notes from the purchaser (yet)!

A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Tren Griffin

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @varun_mathur on Sun Nov 24 2019

Love the little touches on the UI here. What stack did you use to build this ? (don't have to answer if not comfortable). Hope you find this book useful.

Bad Blood

John Carreyrou

I heard a few chapters of this on audible. Since I listen to audiobooks while in bed, this led to some sleep deprived mornings (It's that interesting!) - and it'd be awesome to read a hardcover.


From @sajithpai on Sun Nov 24 2019

Done. Bad Blood on its way. Incredible that 2 articles possible 3-5k words in all could have this impact. Great writing can and will continue to impact the world.

Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700

Carlo M. Cipolla

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From @paulg on Sat Nov 23 2019

Much improved UI. Could be made clearer on the first page though. Say something like "Choose a book from Samarth's wishlist below, or pick another book yourself" where "pick another book" is a link to the second page.

Adventures of a Computational Explorer

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram is a pretty cool guy - he invented the concept of notebooks, and Wolfram Alpha got me from not being able to do grade level math to being fascinated enough to write computational essays on math things! I'd love to read about his explorations.


From @alinawab on Sat Nov 23 2019

cool project

Medieval Technology and Social Change

Lynn Townsend White, Lynn White (Jr.), UCLA Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lynn White

This book was recommended by the purchaser - @jajoosam will update this section once they've read it.


From @paulg on Sat Nov 23 2019

Looks like it worked.