Reading List

8 books I want to read, and how I’m challenging myself to read them.


Introduction

Inspired by a similar post by Saikiran Chilukamari.

How many books have I read in the past year? Two, maybe three. How many books do I have in my “to-read” list on GoodReads? Over 60 and counting.

Clearly something’s gotta give if I ever want to read every book on that list. To start myself off, I have selected 8 books (4 fiction and 4 non fiction) to read. I’m also imposing the following challenge on myself: Read at least one chapter of each book on my reading-list a week. This is not to say that I will not read more; I am merely setting a minimum for myself.

After reading each book, I will write a small reflection on it, and post it as a new article on Medium. You should expect only 1-2 sentences, unless the book was exceptionally good (or bad), in which case I may choose to write more.

Here’s my list:

Non Fiction

Good to Great by Jim Collins

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

Fiction

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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