This Year I Read 20 Books: Here Is My Top 5 You Should Definitely Consider

Some were wildly entertaining and the others were thought-provoking

Viktor Marchev
Long-Term Perspective

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This year was a prolific one for me. Especially if it comes to reading books. If I’ve calculated it correctly, twenty books a year, meant that I’ve read a book every two and a half weeks! Never have I ever done that before.

Although, for the dedicated reader, twenty might not seem as a huge number, but for me it’s a huge milestone, considering the fact that I read my first book at the age of 18 and I have not stopped reading since then.

At the beginning of 2021 I promised myself that I’d stick more to fiction, instead of non-fiction like I did the prior year. However, I just couldn’t keep my hands off of the genre. From the twenty books I read, only two were fiction — A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, and Alexis Zorbas by Nikos Kazantzakis.

The rest was a mixture of Eastern spirituality and practices (Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Benjamin Hoff, Thich Nhat Hahn, and Jon Kabat-Zinn), science (Yuval Noah Harari, Bill Bryson, Malcolm Gladwell, Charles Duhigg), and finance (Robert Kiyosaki, John Bogle).

Although I enjoyed most of these books, there are five particular ones…

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Viktor Marchev
Long-Term Perspective

I read my own stories out loud. Interested in everything related to psychedelics, mental health, and spirituality. Writer for ILLUMINATION.