I have a bad habit of starting books and never finishing them. Usually this happens because something more pressing comes up that makes me put the book down. As a graduate student, this can happen a lot: a fellowship application to complete, an exam to study for, some last minute data crunching… and then I have a hard time picking up a book weeks later to continue reading.
So, last year (2017) I started keeping track of what books I read and when as a way to hold myself accountable for finishing books. I read 23 books last year, a mix of nonfiction and fiction.
Not bad, but I want to do better, so this year (2018) I’m hoping to read (finish) more books and document them here.
Feel free to share your thoughts on books you’ve read or make book suggestions!
|Book Title||Author||Date Started||Date Finished|
|1||The Stranger||Albert Camus||2 January 2018||4 January 2018|
|2||Homo Deus||Yuval Noah Harari||27 December 2017||8 January 2018|
|3||The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck||Mark Manson||9 January 2018||10 January 2018|
|4||Feminism is for Everybody||bell hooks||10 January 2018||11 January 2018|
|5||A History of Global Health||Randall M. Packard||22 January 2018||6 February 2018|
|6||Take Back the Economy||J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy||16 January 2018||19 January 2018|
|7||Economical Writing||Deidre N. McCloskey||11 Feb 2018||11 Feb 2018|
|8||Predictably Irrational||Dan Ariely||11 Feb 2018||20 Feb 2018|
|9||Statistics Done Wrong||Alex Reinhart||22 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018|
|10||This is How You Lose Her||Junot Diaz||11 March 2018||12 March 2018|
|11||The Power of Now||Eckhart Tolle||13 March 2018||20 March 2018|
|12||Feynman’s Rainbow||Leonard Mlodinow||9 April 2018||11 April 2018|
|13||The Confidence Gap (audiobook)||Russ Harris||23 April 2018||26 May 2018|
|14||How Far to Nudge?||Peter John||16 May 2018||23 May 2018|
|15||Feminist Theory: from margin to center||bell hooks||29 May 2018||14 June 2018|
|16||The Leavers||Lisa Ko||15 June 2018||19 June 2018|
|17||No One Belongs Here More Than You||Miranda July||25 July 2018||28 July 2018|
|18||Measure What Matters||John Doerr||28 July 2018||31 July 2018|
|19||Factfulness||Hans Rosling & Anna Rosling Rönnlund||31 July 2018||4 August 2018|
|20||The Signal and the Noise||Nate Silver||14 August 2018||Not finished|
|21||The Unbearable Lightness of Being||Milan Kundera||Not started||Not started|
|22||Microeconomics and Behavior||Robert H. Frank||Not started||Not started|
|23||Brave New World||Aldous Leonard Huxley||Not started||Not started|
|24||Capitalism as if the World Matters||Jonathon Porritt||Not started||Not started|
|25||Nickel and Dimed||Barbara Ehrenreich||Not started||Not started|