Hello June, or the middle of it. A good place to share all the books I’ve read so far this year.
I don’t know about you, but I love finding out what others are reading or have read.
Without the tyranny of an English major’s reading list (I graduated last year), I was worried that my reading habits would slow down. Fortunately, I don’t think it has. At least not as much as I expected it to. I mean, I do enjoy the leisurely pace at which I am allowed to read, as well as the freedom to curate my own reading list, but at the same time I do miss the sheer pressure of having to read up to 3 or 4 novels a week. Also the fact that a prescribed list almost always ensures a few good gems in the mix, what with REALLY GOOD books being so difficult to discover and all. This is meant to be just a fun little post, and maybe it’ll give you some ideas about what to read next.
So without further ado, here are all the books I’ve read so far beginning 1st January 2018 till today (not in order):
- The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
- The Secret History, Donna Tartt
- 1Q84, Haruki Murakami
- Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Haruki Murakami
- Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
- China Dolls, Lisa See
- The Dip, Seth Godin
- Essentialism, Greg McKeown
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
- Ecotopia, Ernest Callenbach
- The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
- Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
- Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
- Inside Steve’s Mind, Leander Kahney
- Inheritance, Balli Kaur Jaswal
- Boy and Going Solo, Roald Dahl
- Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman
- Creativity, inc, Ed Catmull
- Show Your Work, Austin Kleon
- Inferno, Dan Brown
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler
Not too bad, but I could definitely do better! I’m still going strong, though. Currently, I’m reading Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, Junot Diaz’s Drown as well as Angie Sage’s Queste — a book I’ve been waiting over 10 years to read, having read the first three books of the Septimus Heap series as a kid.
And for the rest of the year? I usually prefer reading books as I chance upon them, but I do have a few in mind that I definitely want to get my hands on, namely:
- All of Tim Ferriss’ other books (he’s my favourite life coach right now)
- One-Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Little Friend, Donna Tartt
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
I will always strongly advocate reading, whether fiction or non-fiction. It’s one of the best ways to expand our lives. What about you? What have you been reading or hope to read?