I am procrastinating writing of something closer to my heart by writing of the books I read this year.
I started with the same goal of 30 books as 2018, but finished only 18 (60% of target) as of now. I believe most of it were completed at the start of the year and in this last month in dire attempt to reach the targets I originally set for myself.
Here is a list of my read books, in order of date of completion – and corresponding random comments:
- Noise, Hari Kunzru – I remember nothing about this book
- Story of the Restrained – I think this was one of the free booklets that I got at a mosque, I remember it having interesting anecdotes but generally very haphazardly put together
- The Desert and the Dancing Girls, Gustave Flaubert – see 1
- Men Without Women: Stories, Haruki Murakami – snippets of Murakami I didn’t realise were unconnected until I reached the unexpectedly quicker end after end
- The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka -recommended by a friend and unexpectedly readable although still bizarre
- Eat Right 4 Your Type, Peter D’Adamo – came across this book in someone’s office, carried it around with me for a while, interesting theory not quite sure if it actually worked for me as I never could sustain the diet for my blood type
- A Pinch of Magic, Michelle Harrison – magic is always fun
- A Sloth’s Guide to Mindfulness, Ton Mak – cute little book with big message, maaaay be a bit of a cheat to be on this list
- I, Robot, Isaac Asimov – surprisingly enjoyed this one, on the lookout for the second book!
- Quests for Glory (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Year’s, #1), Soman Chainani – ahh young adult reads, a guilty pleasure
- Devil’s Place, Brian Gómez – Malaysian funny!!! would read more of Gómez but apparently this is all he wrote
- The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf – another Malaysian author and eye opening story in so many ways
- Creatures of Near Kingdom, Zedeck Siew – strange and beautiful
- Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – my attempt to delve more into the age old argument of gender diversity in the workplace
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson – solid concepts to life, I believe it
- The Cubs and Other Stories, Mario Vargas Llosa – mix bag
- A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard – unbelievable to think of the 18 years in captivity accounted for in this book, really glad she made it out for it tho
- Five on Brexit Island, Bruno Vincent – still not sure how i feel about “enid blyton for adults”, i guess it’s an easy way to read summaries on adulting things