2018 Reading List

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s