Julien Dambron

The best books I read in 2022


Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend, as she navigates the complexities of human emotions and forms a close bond with a young girl. Through Klara's observations of the world and those around her, the novel explores themes of love, consciousness, and humanity.

Thieves Emporium by Max Hernandez

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Dive into the dangerous world of the New Badlands. Follow the story of Fawn, a young mother fighting for survival in a place beyond the reach of any government. As she navigates the digital underworld and becomes a smuggler, a spy, and a freedom fighter, she must also evade the forces that threaten to destroy the foundations of the modern nation-state. This novel is a thrilling tale of survival and rebellion in the age of the surveillance state.

Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy by Liu Cixin

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Step into a world of science fiction where the future of humanity hangs in the balance. In Liu Cixin's Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy, a group of scientists must unravel the mysteries of the universe and confront an ancient alien civilization in order to save the human race. As they journey through space and time, they encounter extraordinary technologies and confront moral dilemmas that will change the course of history. This epic trilogy is a must-read for fans of science fiction and thought-provoking storytelling.


Team Topologies: Evolving Organization Design for Business and Technology by Matthew Skelton & Manuel Pais

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This book explores the concept of team topologies – the structures, patterns, and relationships that teams use to deliver value – and shows how to design and evolve them for maximum impact. Featuring real-world examples and practical tools, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to optimize their team's performance and adapt to changing business and technology needs.

How To Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices by Annie Duke

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Do you struggle with making decisions? In How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, Annie Duke, a former professional poker player, and decision-making expert, offers practical strategies for improving your decision-making skills. From understanding the biases that can distort your judgment to developing a systematic approach for weighing options, this book provides the tools you need to make better decisions in every area of your life. Whether you're facing a major life choice or a small, everyday decision, How to Decide will give you the confidence and clarity you need to move forward with certainty.

Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication by Vanessa Van Edwards

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From the power of nonverbal signals to the importance of authenticity, this book teaches you how to communicate with impact and influence. Whether you're looking to improve your public speaking skills or simply want to learn how to communicate more effectively, Cues is the guide you need.

Further reading: My top 10 books of 2021