So I read 30 books in 2020. I’m not sure how I did it, but I did it. You don’t believe me? Look at my Goodreads notification:
Almost 23 pages per day, which is around one hour of reading. I am happy with the achievement, but I don’t think I am going to repeat it this year. I might try to go for fewer books but a more detailed reading. Let’s see how it goes. But anyway, I just wanted to mention the five books that I consider to be more interesting:
- Moral Tribes. Emotion, Reason, and the Gap between Us and Them. Joshua Greene.
- Utilitarism. A Very Short Introduction. Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer.
- Self-portrait in Black and White. Unlearning Race. Thomas Chatterton-Williams.
- The Precipice. Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. Toby Ord.
- Everybody Lies. What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.
I even read a book in science fiction! The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu. It was a gift, but I read it quite fast. I will try to add more fiction in my list… although the one I would like to read is The Doors of Stone. No news on that front yet…
For 2021, as I said, my goal is more modest: 12 non-fiction books, one per month, trying to write a bit about each of them. I won’t provide a tentative list to avoid the dopamine release that makes it less likely that I end up reading them.