In other news, my favorite YouTuber Casey Neistat has quit daily vlogging. He also sold his startup Beme to CNN for $25M. I couldn't be happier for him but no more vlogs means a big disruption to my daily morning routine. Bittersweet. I wish him all the best.
Stories of Your Life and Others
This is a collection of short stories, mostly great ones. The movie Arrival (trailer below) is based on one of these short stories. I haven't seen the movie yet but judging by the trailer there are some key differences in the direction of the story. Regardless, I recommend reading or listening to this before watching the movie, as always.
We Are Legion (We are Bob)
This is the first book of a new series, which is great news. Great concept around artificial intelligence based on human intelligence - literally. Looking forward to book 2 sometime soon.
Jason Bourne meets the Boondock Saints. Also the first of a new series. I'm surprised how great the action scenes were depicted and it almost felt like I was watching a movie in my mind while listening to it. Narrated by Scott Brick, who is awesome. I had a few qualms with some minor details that didn't really make sense but it didn't detract from the plot so they were forgivable. For example, there's a boy who sends messages to his upstairs neighbor by flying a balloon up to his window. Does the boy have a canister of helium in his room? Regardless, this is probably my favorite book of this month.
The Junkie Quatrain
I read this purely based on how much I enjoyed 14 and The Fold, but I frankly did not enjoy it nearly as much. It's a clever take on the zombie apocalypse scenario in a collection of connected short stories from various perspectives. However, I think my love for the book The Girl With All The Gifts really detracted from my potential to enjoy this book.