My target for this year, 2020, is to get through 24 books (including Audible audio books). It’s February already, and already I’m struggling.

The number of books I have on the go is multiplying, partly because several of them are chess study books and it takes me much longer to get through them…

Current Reading or Listening

  1. David Smerdon, The Complete Chess Swindler (Kindle)
  2. Malory, Le Morte d’Arthur (Audible, abridged, read by Derek Jacobi)
  3. Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (Audible)
  4. Seneca, Six Tragedies (Kindle), translated by Emily Wilson
  5. Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, How to Have Impossible Conversations (Audible)
  6. Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths, Algorithms To Live By (Kindle & Audible)
  7. Jouni Yrjola and Jussi Tella, An Explosive Chess Opening Repertoire for Black (Kindle)
  8. Ted Hughes, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being
  9. Machiavelli, The Prince (in The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, ed. & trans. by Peter Constantine) (Kindle)
  10. Tylor S. Lovins, Why Tell The Truth: An Intro. To The Basic Ideas of Jordan B. Peterson. (Kindle) Tyler’s blog is here:
  11. Lyudmil Tsvetkov, Neverending Tactics: 3003 Positions to Perfection (Kindle)
  12. John Watson, Play The French (Paperback & Kindle)
  13. Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic (Hardback. 4th read through!)

Books Completed in 2020

  1. Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown’s Schooldays (Audible, read by Hugh Bonneville)
  2. Lucy Norton, The Sun King and His Loves (2nd reading, 1st in 1982!)
  3. William Beteet & Brendon Lemon, The Power Bible (Kindle)
  4. William Wycherley, The Country Wife (Audible)
  5. Moliere, The Misanthrope (Audible)
  6. Moliere, The Bungler (Audible)
  7. Moliere, Tartuffe (Audible)
  8. Erik Zude and Jorg Hickl, Play 1…d6 Against Everything (Kindle)
  9. George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty Four
  10. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled by Randomness (Audible)
  11. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile (Audible)
  12. Albert Camus, The Plague (Folio)
  13. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game (Audible, 2nd listening)
  14. Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson (Audible)
  15. Henry Ho, Tarot and the Path of Initiation (Kindle)
  16. Aliza Einhorn, The Little Book of Saturn (Kindle)
  17. Hiroko Oyamada, The Factory (Kindle)
  18. Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon (Audible)

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