Reading 2019

My target for 2019 was to get through 30 books (including Audible audio books). As it turned out, I only managed to complete 17 books in any form! I can really feel the detrimental effect of the smartphone age on reading books. I have Kindle on my phone so that I can read when I’m on public transport. However, my first priority is to catch up with my chess games on After that, I spend too much time aimlessly scrolling Facebook, or checking email. Let’s see if I can do better in 2020…

  1. Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic (Hardback. 3rd read through!)
  2. Erin Meyer, The Culture Map
  3. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Audible)
  4. Brendan Burchard, High Performance Habits
  5. John Watson, A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White (Paperback & Kindle)
  6. Dante (translated by Clive James and another translation by A. S. Kline), The Divine Comedy (Paperback, Kindle & Audible)
  7. Eric Larson, In The Garden of Beasts (Audible)
  8. Somerset Maugham, Then and Now (Audible)
  9. Ryan Levesque, Ask
  10. William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece (Audible)
  11. Helen Dale, Kingdom of the Wicked, book 2: Order (Kindle)
  12. Helen Dale, Kingdom of the Wicked, book 1: Rules (Kindle)
  13. Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana (Audible)
  14. Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood (Audible)
  15. Maurizio Viroli, Machiavelli’s God
  16. Robert Greene, The Laws of Human Nature (Audible)
  17. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game (Audible) My Review