πŸ“š Reads

Currently Reading

Dune by Frank Herbert. I read about 70% just before the 2021 movie came out, then put it on hold. Now working on finishing it up.

Tsundoku

“Tsundoku is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.”β€”Wikipedia

Click here to see what’s piling up.

The 30-second Commute by Stephanie Dickison – a non-fiction comedy about writing and working from home

The Now Habit by Niel Fiore. I’ve been putting off reading this book about procrastination for a decade. I have read some but I’m nowhere near finishing it. Like many advice books, it’s repetitive. Maybe someday.

They Ask, You Answer by Marcus Sheridan. Ok, this was partially read and shelved. Lots of fluff but maybe the anecdotes are helpful for getting the point across?

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen

I’ll Get Back to You by Sam George. Mentioned in the Wired article, Bring Back the AIM Away Message. The subtitle of the book is β€œThe Dyscommunication Crisis: Why Unreturned Messages Drive Us Crazy and What to Do About It.”

Free Time by Jenny Blake. Recommended by Shawn Blanc, who describes it as “a time management and systems book for small business owners.”

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Lead Like a Boss by Tom Ziglar

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Quiet by Susan Cain

2022

Atlantis Gene, Atlantis Plague, Atlantis World by A.G. Riddle

2021

Red Rising, books 1 through 3, by Pierce Brown

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. This book is written in an easy-to-read style, even when the subject matter is heavy.

Cora’s journey seems so hopeful at times but I was still sad at how it ended.

2020

Recursion by Blake Crouch

2019

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Pachinko by Min-jin Lee

2018

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Thieves Emporium by Max Hernandez

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

2017

Foundation series (books 1 through 5) by Isaac Asimov. It’s rare for me to re-read a book let alone five. But I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing them again as an adult.

2016

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

2015

The Martian by Andy Weir

Human Legacy Project, Brainbox, Epoch Index, and Containment, all by Christian Cantrell. Relatively short stories that aren’t particularly memorable but were enjoyable enough to read at the time.

Older

Timeline by Michael Chrichton. One of my favorite reads in high school for its blend of history and sci-fi.