Reading 2018

My target for the year was to read 24 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.

Later in the year I subscribed to Audible and am including Audible books on the list in a light grey font colour.

Even with Audible helping to bring up my “reading” score, 2018 was not one of my most prolific years for several reasons:

  1. I tended to play chess more than read Kindle books when I’m using my phone while travelling on public transport these days.
  2. Chess study: I’m going through the chess books on this list very slowly as I am attempting to study them and that takes a lot more time than simply reading through a book.

Books Read in 2018

Listed from the most recently read (1):

  1.  Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic (Hardback. 2nd read through!)
  2. Frank Brady, Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise & Fall (Audible)
  3. Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha, Sex at Dawn (Audible)
  4. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Audible)
  5. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life (Audible)
  6. Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell, From Hell, a graphic novel (Kindle)
  7. Anne Applebaum, Gulag (Hardback)
  8. Phil Jones, Exactly What To Say (Audible)
  9. Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon (Folio)
  10. Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (Hardback. 2nd reading. First read it c. 2003.)
  11. Aldous Huxley, Point, Counter Point (Kindle)
  12. Charlie Storey, The Sniper (Paperback)
  13. Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable (Paperback)
  14. Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes (Hardback)
  15. P. G. Wodehouse, The Luck Of The Bodkins (Hardback)
  16. Samuel Richardson, Clarissa (Hardback, HJU library edition, abridged)
  17. Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liasons (Paperback)
  18. Plato (translated by Seth Benardete), Symposium (Paperback)