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Library

I used to read a lot. As a child, and then as a teenager, I almost always had my face in a book. If my personal habits over the last decade are of any indication, my appetite for literature was fueled by the lack of portable technology available to me in the 90's and early aughts—and as 2020 has taught all of us, what we need these days is less tech, not more.

So, in support of my single 2021 resolution to "slow the fuck down," I'm going to replace my doomscrolling habit with a book-reading one, and what better way to do that than to hold myself accountable with a rolling log of books I have read? A book-logbook, if you will.

I should probably note that some of these books will be ones I've read dozens of times (re-reads are conveniently marked with an asterisk), while others will be one-and-dones (ones-and-done?). I'm sure there will be a few I don't even bother to finish (and a bunch that aren't even technically books... comics, audiobooks, or essays, anyone?), but it's my list and I'll do what I want with it.

Also, it's important to acknowledge that some authors are great writers, but less-than-great people. It shouldn't need to be said, but my choosing to read a book does not constitute support of an author's personal beliefs (or even the contents of the book itself).

Currently Reading

  1. The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Books Read in 2022

Goal: 71 of 50

  1. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  2. Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson
  3. Verses from the Center by Stephen Batchelor
  4. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier
  5. Quit Like a Millionaire by Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung
  6. The Chaos Protocols by Gordon White
  7. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
  8. Casino Royale (James Bond #1) by Ian Fleming
  9. Illusions by Richard Bach
  10. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  11. * Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  12. Superconnector by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh
  13. How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
  14. * Timeline by Michael Crichton
  15. Emergency by Neil Strauss
  16. How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable by Ben Aldridge
  17. Breath by James Nestor
  18. Freemasons for Dummies by Christopher Hodapp
  19. Peace Is Every Breath by Thich Nhat Hanh
  20. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  21. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  22. Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
  23. Ikigai by Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles
  24. Raising Good Humans by Hunter Clarke-Fields
  25. Practical Doomsday by Michal Zalewski
  26. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  27. Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman
  28. The Second Mountain by David Brooks
  29. Narconomics by Tom Wainwright
  30. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  31. The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
  32. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  33. The Last Shadow (Ender's Saga #6) by Orson Scott Card
  34. In the Beginning was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
  35. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  36. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  37. How to Kill a City by P.E. Moskowitz
  38. Amp It Up by Frank Slootman
  39. The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams
  40. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  41. * The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
  42. The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber
  43. On Writing by Stephen King
  44. The Complete Fables by Aesop
  45. * The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing by Zachary Petit
  46. X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson
  47. Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla
  48. Lacero by Andy Weir
  49. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  50. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
  51. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  52. 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut
  53. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  54. How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  55. Randomize (Forward Collection #6) by Andy Weir
  56. Ark (Forward Collection #1) by Veronica Roth
  57. Summer Frost (Forward Collection #2) by Blake Crouch
  58. Emergency Skin (Forward Collection #3) by N.K. Jemisin
  59. You Have Arrived at Your Destination (Forward Collection #4) by Amor Towles
  60. The Last Conversation (Forward Collection #5) by Paul Tremblay
  61. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  62. Constance (Constance #1) by Matthew FitzSimmons
  63. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
  64. My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood
  65. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
  66. On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  67. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  68. The Safety Trap by Spencer Coursen
  69. Paganism for Prisoners by Awyn Dawn
  70. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  71. The Kybalion by Three Initiates

Recommended

  1. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  2. Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson
  3. Illusions by Richard Bach
  4. * Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  5. Emergency by Neil Strauss
  6. Breath by James Nestor
  7. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  8. Practical Doomsday by Michal Zalewski
  9. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  10. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  11. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  12. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  13. On Writing by Stephen King
  14. X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson
  15. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  16. How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
  17. Summer Frost (Forward Collection #2) by Blake Crouch
  18. Emergency Skin (Forward Collection #3) by N.K. Jemisin
  19. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
  20. On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  21. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  22. The Safety Trap by Spencer Coursen

Abandoned

  1. * I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  2. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  3. * Unauthorized Access by Wil Allsopp

Books Read in 2021

Goal: 86 of 20

  1. Goodbye Phone, Hello World by Paul Greenberg
  2. Ready Player Two (Ready Player One #2) by Ernest Cline
  3. * Magician: Apprentice (Riftwar Saga #1) by Raymond E. Feist
  4. The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  6. The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
  7. Mage Against the Machine by Shaun Barger
  8. Origin (Robert Langdon #5) by Dan Brown
  9. The Forever War (The Forever War #1) by Joe Haldeman
  10. Gumption by Nick Offerman
  11. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  12. Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry
  13. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  14. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  15. Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
  16. The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
  17. * The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV and Howard C. Cutler
  18. Indistractable by Nir Eyal
  19. Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger
  20. * Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
  21. * Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
  22. Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett B. Gunderson
  23. Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  24. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  25. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  26. The Shining (The Shining #1) by Stephen King
  27. Coding Democracy by Maureen Webb
  28. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
  29. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
  30. The 80/80 Marriage by Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp
  31. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  32. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  33. When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  34. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  35. The Soul of Discipline by Kim John Payne
  36. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  37. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  38. * The 4-Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss
  39. The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine
  40. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  41. * The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
  42. Incredible Doom by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden
  43. How to be a Modern Samurai by Antony Cummins
  44. Dancing with Dragons by D.J. Conway
  45. Kill It with Fire by Marianne Bellotti
  46. Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink
  47. Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
  48. * Magician: Master (Riftwar Saga #2) by Raymond E. Feist
  49. Otherworld (Last Reality #1) by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
  50. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  51. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  52. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  53. Futureproof by Kevin Roose
  54. Why Be Happy? by Scott Haas
  55. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  56. Your Fully Charged Life by Meaghan B. Murphy
  57. What If? by Randall Munroe
  58. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  59. Heaven's River (Bobiverse #4) by Dennis E. Taylor
  60. hello, habits by Fumio Sasaki
  61. The Complete Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  62. Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  63. The Boy Who Would Be King by Ryan Holiday
  64. Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter #1) by Jeff Lindsay
  65. All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells
  66. The Manual (Stoic Philosophy #1) by Epictetus
  67. Carrie by Stephen King
  68. Meditations (Stoic Philosophy #2) by Marcus Aurelius
  69. The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
  70. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson
  71. Dissolving Classroom by Junji Ito
  72. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
  73. Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
  74. Traction by Gino Wickman
  75. The Exorcist (The Exorcist #1) by William Peter Blatty
  76. Start. by Jon Acuff
  77. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
  78. Rapture for the Geeks by Richard Dooling
  79. Neuromancer (Sprawl #1) by William Gibson
  80. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  81. * Becoming a Better Programmer by Pete Goodliffe
  82. Be More Yoda by Christian Blauvelt
  83. Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday
  84. Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  85. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  86. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Recommended

  1. Goodbye Phone, Hello World by Paul Greenberg
  2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  3. The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll
  4. Gumption by Nick Offerman
  5. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  6. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  7. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  8. * The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
  9. How to be a Modern Samurai by Antony Cummins
  10. Kill It with Fire by Marianne Bellotti
  11. Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
  12. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  13. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson
  14. Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
  15. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
  16. * Becoming a Better Programmer by Pete Goodliffe
  17. Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  18. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Abandoned

  1. Apple by Jim Carlton
  2. How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza
  3. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy by James B. South
  5. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  6. Click Here to Kill Everybody by Bruce Schneier

Books Read in 2020

Goal: 8 of 0

  1. * Dragon Wing (Death Gate Cycle #1) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  2. Ghost in the Wires by Kevin D. Mitnick
  3. * Ender's Game (Ender's Saga #1) by Orson Scott Card
  4. Outland (World Lines #1) by Dennis E. Taylor
  5. * Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) by Scott Meyer
  6. The Vexed Generation (Magic 2.0 #6) by Scott Meyer
  7. Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
  8. Armada by Ernest Cline

Recommended

  1. * Ender's Game (Ender's Saga #1) by Orson Scott Card
  2. * Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0 #1) by Scott Meyer