I want to read more deliberately so I’ve compiled a list of books I intend to read by the end of March. It will be a short list, based on conservative estimates of how much I am likely to read in what remains of this quarter. The books are:
- American Gods (audio book) by Neil Gaiman. For a book club at work, as an opportunity to bond with coworkers.
- Finished as of early March. I read it once many years ago and only recalled it as good but not especially resonant. I felt that I appreciated it much more all these years later. Glad to have re-read it.
- Getting Things Done by Dave Allen. Another re-read. I remember it proving quite effective when last I read and applied it, though I fell out of the habits. I need such systematizing of my life now more than ever.
- Impro by Keith Johnstone. Yet another re-read. This book transformed my understanding of improv and I’ve never looked back. It felt personally resonant when I went looking for books to list here. Turns out there’s an audio book version! Wonderful.
- Recent volumes of Fire Force, My Hero Academia, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, and other manga. I have wanted to catch up on these for months but avoided my usual bookstore due to the pandemic. I stocked up when I had the chance to attend a few weeks ago.
- Significant progress. I made it about halfway through my backlog, slowed down some by gaps in my collection.
- Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke. Came highly recommended and seemed relevant to my own executive function challenges.
- Finished as of mid-March. Enjoyed the read. Nothing particularly new to me but still packaged in a convenient and concise way.
Here’s to me reading and applying all of this! Wish me luck!
Other Books I Read
- Algorithms to Live By by Christian and Griffiths. I don’t recall what exactly prompted me to read this (likely some podcast episode or another) but it had been on my radar.
- Read it and loved it. Highly recommended for everyone, even non-programmers.