Half way through the year which would mean reaching a half-way point through the challenge or resolutions you set for yourself at the beginning of the year.
I set out to read 52 books “A Book A Week Challenge” and prepared a reading list that is spread across genres and demographics. Half Way through, I was able to finish 25 of them. I missed a week due to calendar synchronization and another since I needed a break. It might sound as “breaking promises” but you need to rejuvenate in order to keep up with the challenge you set for yourself.
Here is the list of 25 books that I finished during the year and the links would take you to my thoughts on these reads:
Week 1: “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis
Week 2: “1984” by George Orwell
Week 3: “The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama” by Nigel Cliff
Week 4: “Chivaraku Migiledi” by Buchi Babu (Telugu)
Week 5: “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri
Week 6: “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan
Week 7: “Antifragile” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Week 8: “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry
Week 9: “H for Hawk“ by Helen MacDonald
Week 10: “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” by Malcolm Gladwell
Week 11: “Neuro Tribes” by Steve Silbermann
Week 12: “Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs” by Lisa Randall
Week 13: “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande
Week 14: “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins
Week 15: “A General Theory of Oblivion” by José Eduardo Agualusa
Week 16: “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Week 17: “A Wild Sheep Chase” by Haruki Murakami
Week 18: “Better Living Through Criticism” by A O Scott
Week 19: “My Name is Red” by Orhan Pamuk
Week 20: “By Night the Moutain Burns” by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel
Week 21: “The Morning they came for us” by Janine Di Giovanni
Week 22: “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Week 23: “This Divided Island” by Samanth Subramanian
Week 24: “J” by Howard Jacobson
Week 25: “Smoke Gets in your Eyes and other Lessons from the Crematorium” by Caitlin Doughty
I am half-way through.
I am happy to hear back with your recommended reads or if you wish to come aboard, we can use a collaborative way for effective reading and discuss the books.
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The post first appeared in Medium for ‘The Writing Cooperative” here