Hi, I’m Marlo

Hello and welcome! Whether you found this website via an online search or a social media platform, I’m happy you’re here.

Since 2016, I’ve been creating book notes and summaries as a way to help me process, retain, and review all of the knowledge I’ve learned from amazing books I’ve read.

At first, these posts were simply the raw notes I took while reading. Over time, however, I’ve been refining the way I published these notes to be easier to digest for readers like yourself. Now, readers usually come to my site to check out a summary of a book they might be interested in, or for a refresher of a book they’ve already read and enjoyed.

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If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend subscribing to my Yolocruz Book Club email list. As I read new books and publish my book notes, I’ll be sending the best highlights, quotes, and summaries of the book into a quick, easy-to-digest email.

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If you’re new to my site, visit my Top 12 Books of 2020 page for some of my favorite reads last year.

If you need a suggestion based on genre or theme, check out my entire book notes library organized by topics.

If you want some quick recommendations, here are some of my most popular book notes of all time:

Top 5 Most Popular Posts:

  1. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin (leadership, discipline)
  2. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (autobiography, humor)
  3. The Like Switch by Jack Schafer (influencesocial behavior)
  4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (life principles & lessons)
  5. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (self-love, inspirational)

Become a YBC Scholar 📖🎓

If you love my book summaries and would like to support this blog, please consider becoming a Yolocruz Book Club Scholar! Recurring donations will fund more and higher quality book content for all readers of this website.

With your support, I’ll be able to branch into other forms of book content such as:

  • 1-page PDF Executive Summaries
  • Audio-based summaries
  • Video formats for book summaries
  • Library of book notes by category and themes
  • A Commonplace Book with entire library of notes in searchable platform

Commission a Book Summary 📥 💵

If you’d like me to create a book notes summary for a specific work, I’d be happy to do so! Please allow 4-6 weeks as I choose the books I’ll read a month prior to purchasing them.

If you’re an author and want me to review your book, please request a commission. Each commission will include:

  • A full book notes post sent to my website subscribers
  • A book overview email to my newsletter followers
  • Posts on all my YBC social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

For special requests, contact me here.

Lastly, check out Design Epic Life’s post on Best Book Summary Websites and Apps for other great resources!