The year is almost over and I am very disappointed to say that I did not read much this year. Reading has always been very important to me. Below is my 2018 reading list.
I’ve been trying to figure out ways on how to increase the number of books I read per year. It’s not that I did not pick up anything to read at all. I started reading quite a lot but barely finished anything. My promiscuous reading has been worse lately, whether it’s an e-book or a physical one. Anyway, for the coming year, I hope to finish most of what I started.
2018 Reading List
- Idiopathy by Sam Byers
- Big Little Man by Alex Tizon
- What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
- Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
- Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
- Life in Code by Ellen Ullman
- Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose
- Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen
- Reset by Ellen Pao
- Unbelievable by Katy Tur
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
- The End of Faith by Sam Harris
- The Global Minotaur by Yanis Varoufakis
- Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal
- The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
- The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
- In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
- The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
- Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity by John Gribbin
Above is a list of twenty-two books which I hope to read next year. While it might look like a lot, it won’t be difficult since I’ve started most of them. It’s crazy that I own all these books already, actually, they are just a fraction of the books which I already have and are still waiting to be read.
A Great Tool for Reading
Another thing I like when reading is writing down my highlights from the book and I recently stumbled upon Readwise, which can hold all your favourite book highlights regardless if they’re digital or not.
Readwise also “sends you a daily email resurfacing your best ebook highlights”. How awesome is that?
By the way, clicking on the titles takes you to Book Depository and I get a little something from them when you purchase any through the links.
Next year, I wish to read more and better.
How about you, do you have a reading list for the coming year?
As I was cleaning out my phone’s screenshots folder I realized I have a pile of books to read on there as well. Here they are:
- Talking to My Daughter About the Economy : A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis
- Little Flies Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me : A Memoir
by Sherman Alexie
- Sourdough by Robin Sloan
- 300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
- The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid