The web has pushed us to read what everyone else is reading, the hit of the day. But popular isn’t the same as important. Popular isn’t the same as profound. Popular isn’t even the same as useful.
A note to self on this. I usually fall into the popular and must read trap with books. Agonizing over which book to read next — just so I don’t waste time with one I don’t like.
I forget that wasting time starting a book I don’t end liking, is actually an investment even if I don’t finish it.