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Every start of the year I like to think about my reading goals: Will I challenge myself to read more? Do I want to dive into a new series? Do I want to finish a series I’ve already started? What are the books I already own that I look forward to reading?

Last year (2021) I read 45 books surpassing my goal of 42 books, which was way better than expected. I had a busy year that mixed working from home challenges (in a small 1 bedroom apartment), new responsibilities at work, buying, renovating, and moving to a house, and the overall anxiety-inducing COVID-19 pandemic.

I feel 2022 will be better overall. I feel calmer and I think I built some resilience to deal with anxiety-induced situations. I don’t care about social media and endless feeds anymore and that frees up some time. So, for this year I will challenge myself to read a book per week, on average:

📚 Reading Challenge 2022: Read 52 books

These are the reads I’m looking forward to:

Series:

  • The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher (#7 to #17)
  • The Expanse Series by James S.A. Corey (#5 to #9)
  • Shadows of the Apt Series by Adrian Tchaikovsky (#6 to #10)
  • All Souls Series by Deborah Harkness (#1 to #3)

1. Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5) by James S.A. Corey

2. The Sea Watch (Shadows of the Apt #6) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

3. Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Anna Lembke

4. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day

5. Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) by Tade Thompson

6. Nightfall (Blood Magic #1) by L.H. Cosway

7. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls #1) by Deborah Harkness

8. The Book of Life (All Souls #3) by Deborah Harkness

9. Shadow of Night (All Souls #2) by Deborah Harkness

10. The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga #1) by G.A. Aiken

11. The 5th Gender (Tinkered Stars) by Gail Carriger, G.L. Carriger

12. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

13. The Humans by Matt Haig

14. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers

15. The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara

16. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

17. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

18. The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency, #2) by John Scalzi

19. The Last Emperox (The Interdependency #3) by John Scalzi

20. The Rogue of Fifth Avenue by Joanna Shupe

21. Fire Logic (Elemental Logic #1) by Laurie J. Marks

This is not an exhaustive list, just a handy list I can go to when I’m not sure what I want to read next. I will also be reading the books chosen by my local Book Club.

🎉 Happy new year!

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By Noisy Deadlines Minimalist in progress, nerdy, skeptic. I don't leave without my e-reader.

Happy New Year!

Every year I like to list books I plan on reading. It's a starting point, a list that I look at every month to pick what to read next. It's not meant to be a “must read” list, just suggestions for my future me.

This year I'm not being too ambitious. I want to slow down and savour the moment. No big goals really, just sailing in cruise control.

I mainly want to keep on reading the books I already own, so I will try to pick from the following list:

  1. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day
  2. The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  4. Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells
  5. Dragons of Winter Night Margaret Weis
  6. Extend Your Mind: Praxis Volume 2 by Tiago Forte
  7. Nemesis Games (The Expanse, #5) by James S.A. Corey
  8. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers
  9. The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara
  10. Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed by Ben R. Rich
  11. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance | AUDIBLE
  12. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer
  13. Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by B.J. Fogg
  14. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein
  15. How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed by Ray Kurzweil | AUDIBLE
  16. The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency, #1) by John Scalzi
  17. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
  18. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  19. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  20. The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) by John Scalzi
  21. The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  22. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  23. The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World by Jenn Granneman
  24. To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
  25. Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life by Winifred Gallagher
  26. How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley
  27. Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole
  28. Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam by Yasmine Mohammed
  29. The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll
  30. Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind by Annaka Harris
  31. The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie
  32. Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie
  33. Silicon States: The Power and Politics of Big Tech and What It Means for Our Future by Lucie Greene
  34. An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole
  35. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  36. Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld

Books I want to buy next:

I have a few that are on my radar for me to acquire at some point: (mostly related to technology/digital information)

  1. A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age: Scientific Habits of Mind by David J. Helfand
  2. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil
  3. A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload by Cal Newport
  4. The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac

Take care in 2021!

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By Noisy Deadlines Minimalist in progress, nerdy, skeptic. I don't leave without my e-reader.