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Dec 31, 2020

My Year in Books

I didn’t reach my target of 30 books this year. But that made me realize that I’d rather read a small number of books and engage with them intimately than breeze through a lot just so I can achieve my target. 

Next year, I’ll only read 20 books: 10 fiction and 10 nonfiction. Selected a bunch earlier today and they are as follows:

FICTION
  1. Demian by Herman Hesse
  2. Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian
  3. Brightfellow by Rikki Ducornet
  4. The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges
  5. The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquin
  6. Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar (Reread the “hopscotch” way)
  7. The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa
  8. Leopoldina’s Dream by Silvina Ocampo
  9. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  10. The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington
NONFICTION
  1. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  2. Care of The Soul by Thomas Moore
  3. The Essential Epicurus by Epicurus
  4. The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon by Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen
  5. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  6. Happy Money by Ken Honda
  7. The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore
  8. Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
  9. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
  10. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 

I’ll also be keeping a book journal in order to engage with what I read.

Happy new year.

Header photo: Las tres formas de volar (2012) by Brand Silva