My target for this year is to read 24 paperback or hardback books at the rate of two per month. In June I bought a Kindle Fire and will be switching a lot of my reading over to Kindle books.

Current Reading

  1. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Kindle and Audible)
  2. Irving Chernev, Logical Chess (Kindle)
  3. Erin Meyer, The Culture Map
  4. Mikhail Tal, (1997 edition, edited by John Nunn) The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
  5. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, Sex at Dawn (Audible)
  6. Lyudmil Tsvetkov, Neverending Tactics: 3003 Positions to Perfection (Kindle)
  7. Derek Rydall, Abundance (Kindle)
  8. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life (Audible)
  9. Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (Folio & Audible)
  10. John Watson, Play The French (Paperback & Kindle)
  11. Dante (translated by Clive James), The Divine Comedy (Paperback & Audible)
  12. Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic (Hardback. Starting again in 2018!)
  13. John Watson, A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White (Paperback & Kindle)

Books Read in 2018

Listed from the most recently read (1):

  1. Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell, From Hell, a graphic novel (Kindle)
  2. Anne Applebaum, Gulag (Hardback)
  3. Phil Jones, Exactly What To Say (Audible)
  4. Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon (Folio)
  5. Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (Hardback. 2nd reading. First read it c. 2003.)
  6. Aldous Huxley, Point, Counter Point (Kindle)
  7. Charlie Storey, The Sniper (Paperback)
  8. Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable (Paperback)
  9. Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes (Hardback)
  10. P. G. Wodehouse, The Luck Of The Bodkins (Hardback)
  11. Samuel Richardson, Clarissa (Hardback, HJU library edition, abridged)
  12. Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liasons (Paperback)
  13. Plato (translated by Seth Benardete), Symposium (Paperback)

Books Read in 2017

  1. Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic
  2. Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey To The End Of The Night
  3. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind
  4. Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction
  5. Junichiro Tanizaki, Quicksand (まんじ【】)
  6. George Orwell, Animal Farm (Folio)
  7. Angela Voss, Marsilio Ficino
  8. Maurice Hunt (ed.) The Winter’s Tale: Critical Essays
  9. William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale
  10. Andrew Roberts, Napoleon and Wellington
  11. Andrew Hallam, The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing
  12. Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect
  13. Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
  14. Jeanette Winterson, The Gap of Time
  15. Evan Carmichael, Your One Word
  16. Thomas Moore, The Planets Within
  17. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  18. Tony Robbins, Money: Master The Game
  19. Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse
  20. Robert Southey, Life of Nelson (Folio)
  21. Scott Carney, What Doesn’t Kill Us
  22. “Prypto,” Bitcoin for Dummies
  23. Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (Folio) x 2


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