personal books

Since I stopped using Goodreads, I didn't have any of the finish-n-books this year thing around my neck. Add to that the ritual busyness of position transitions, I wonder how many books I read this year.

I used to target around 50 earlier on Goodreads so expecting less than that because of the reasons mentioned above. Counting the entries for this specific year gives me 34. A little better than expected.

  1. The Selfish Gene
  2. Slaughterhouse-Five
  3. Beautiful Evidence
  4. Upstream: Selected Essays
  5. Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
  6. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  7. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  8. Logicomix: An epic search for truth
  9. How to Write a Thesis
  10. Neurocomic
  11. 1984
  12. Advice To A Young Scientist
  13. Five Moral Pieces
  14. Dune (Dune #1)
  15. Dune Messiah (Dune #2)
  16. I Am a Strange Loop
  17. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
  18. Book of Proof
  19. Sceptical Essays
  20. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
  21. Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences
  22. Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
  23. Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming
  24. Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai
  25. True Names
  26. The Little MLer
  27. Dream Country (Sandman, #3)
  28. Season of Mists (Sandman, #4)
  29. A Game of You (Sandman, #5)
  30. The Society of Mind
  31. Probably Approximately Correct: Nature's Algorithms for Learning and Prospering in a Complex World
  32. The Little Schemer
  33. The Elements of Programming Style, 2nd Edition
  34. Cat's Cradle

About the overall pattern, I need to stop loitering and consider denser ones from next year. Also maybe more sci-fi for the fiction fix since that is a seriously uncharted territory for me.