We are almost three months into 2016. Perfect chance to say the cliched, yet true “Time just flies!”. I began 2016 with a bunch of resolutions: more reading and more writing. Of course, these resolutions remain constant in my list year after year. This time, however, I set more definite goals. I resolved to write one post everyday and read one book every week. The write everyday goal is not going the way I wanted it to, obviously; this post is only the 22nd post in 2016.
The reading on the other hand is going much better!
For 2015, my reading goal on Goodreads was 5 books! I was going through a major slump in my reading habits because my Master’s degree was keeping me busy, hence the measly 5-books-this-year goal. However, I managed to read 10 books in 2015. Of course, all the reading was in the second half of 2015, after my graduation, and majority of the reading was in December. Since I ended 2015 reading twice my goal, I decided to set a more challenging target for 2016.
For 2016, my reading goal on Goodreads is 15 books. I didn’t want to be too ambitious and set a very high number. 15 was definitely something achievable. Ideally, I want to read 50 books this year. I don’t know if I can achieve that but lets hope for the best.
When 2016 began I was spending almost all of my free time reading. I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to keep that up, knowing how quickly I can get bored of everything. The interest level has surely mellowed a bit, but it hasn’t completed faded out. It is more consistent working towards an equilibrium. Since we are one quarter into 2016, I thought now would be a great time to share the books I read so far:
- The Sceptical Patriot by Sidin Vadukut
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- My Man Jeeves by P G Wodehouse
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Give and Take by Adam Grant
- Originals by Adam Grant
- Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels
Note: I wanted to add links and details to the list but I am lazy and I really want to publish this post today!