2021 Reading List

Last years was a success, so let's do it again!

So last year I set a goal that I wanted to read one book every month. I love reading but I admit that I have given it less and less time recently, but I wanted to focus on reading more and so I wanted to set some reading goals for the year. Part of that was publically publishing a reading list and striking off items as they came up, and I found a lot of success! I had a lot of fun writing out my thoughts to the books I had read and I think putting it out there helped me account for myself a lot.

So I'm coming back again this year with another reading list. Same jam as last time; 1 per month, alternating fiction and non-fiction. Let's get it!

- Botany of Desire: Michael Pollan explores different human emotions explained through selective plant breeding. Sounds like a hoot!

- 2666 - Roberto Bolano's magnum opus. Tried reading it a couple years ago and failed, ready to give it another shot.

- Autobiography of Malcolm X - Another one I have always wanted to read.

- The Sound and the Fury - Never read anything by Faulkner, so nows about as good a time as any to start!

- The Nickel Boys - This book has gotten a ton of love and I'm a huge Colson Whitehead fan.

- Lakota America - History of Lakota Native Americans, a subject that I have not personally learned a significant amount about.

- How to Hide an Empire - What does the American Empire look like? Let's find out!

- Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - I think one of two Murakami books I haven't read yet.

- The Globalization Paradox - Democracy, Nation-States, Globalization. Pick Two.

- Brave New World - It's been a long time since I read this one, but its a classic! Horrified already at the parallels that exist with our current world in this book.

Stretch Goals:

- Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World - Financial Crises are becoming more and more frequent, and this book explores the changes they have brought about on the world. Pretty neat!

- War and Peace and War - How unstable can large empires get? If history tells us anything, pretty unstable!

So there ya go. 11 books, some of them are big enough to be two though!