I’m going to try to remember The Power of Habit, a book I read this year.
Have you tried to get someone to read a book you liked? Was it hard? Probably. Getting someone else interested in a 5-15 hour reading activity is a tough sell.
But even books you really like are hard to explain to other people. Careers are made out of condensing the purpose and ideas of books to make them interesting to others (marketing and book summary writing, among others). If you aren’t getting paid to do this, you are by definition an amateur at it.
In this series, called I Try to Remember, or ITTR, I don’t even take notes on the books. I just try and remember what the book was about! The parts that stick with me are probably the most interesting parts anyway, right?