[*] currently reading, [+] recommended, [-] annoying

2017

Challenge: 40

  1. * Bloom, Paul 'How Pleasure Works'
  2. MacAskill, William 'Doing Good Better'

2016

Challenge: 24
Completed: 20
Partially completed: 4

  1. * Mahajan, Sanjoy 'Street-Fighting Mathematics'
  2. Orwell, George ‘Burmese Days’ [review]
  3. Murakami, Haruki ‘The Elephant Vanishes’
    Not as good as Kafka on the Shore, but hey, we are talking about Murakami here!
  4. + Satrapi, Marjane ‘The Complete Persepolis’
  5. Thorsby, Øyvind ‘Transdimensional Brain Chip’ (comic)
    Thoroughly enjoyed this Thorsby’s comic - Based on invention of a new brain chip that allows you to communicate with versions of yourself in other universe. I would also recommend his other work (++) The Accidental Space Spy.
  6. * Murakami, Haruki ‘1Q84 - Trilogy (#1)’
  7. + Gallwey, W. Timothy ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’ [review]
  8. Adams, Douglas ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy (#1)’
  9. Adams, Douglas ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (#2)’
  10. Ford, Michael T. ‘Suicide Notes’
  11. ++ Sacks, Oliver ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’
  12. - Sandel, Peter ‘101 Things Everyone [..] about Economics’
  13. ++ Salinger, J. D. ‘The Catcher in The Rye’
  14. * Lane, Nick ‘The Vital Question’
  15. Mlodinow, Leonard ‘The Drunkard’s Walk’
  16. Fine, Debra ‘The Fine Art of Small Talk’
  17. + Keynes, Daniel ‘Flowers for Algernon’
  18. ++ Harari, Yuval N. 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind'
  19. ++ Yalom, Irvin D. 'Love's Executioner: Ten Tales of Psychotherapy'
  20. ++ Clarke, Arthur C. 'Rendezvous with Rama'
  21. + Vizzini, Ned 'It's Kind of a Funny Story'
  22. * Garder, Jostein 'Sophie's World'
    On page 152/601 where author talks about different schools of philosophy that emerged post-Aristotle; doing pretty good so far. I am really enjoying the narrative style.
  23. - Ball, Jesse 'Silence Once Begun'
  24. + Wells, H.G. 'The Time Machine'

2015

Challenge: 20
Completed: 13

  1. Crichton, Michael 'The Terminal Man'
  2. ++ Orwell, George '1984'
  3. * Hayakawa, S.I. 'Language in Thought and Action'
  4. Kafka, Franz, 'The Metamorphosis'
  5. Crockford, Douglas 'JavaScript: The Good Parts'
  6. * Sussman et al., 'SICP'
  7. + Orwell, George 'Animal Farm'
  8. Dawkins, Richard 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
  9. * Sompayrac, Lauren M. 'How the Immune System Works'
  10. Wodehouse, P. G. 'The Code of the Woosters'
  11. + Khandekar, V. S. 'Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust'
  12. Gladwell, Malcolm 'The Tipping Point'
  13. Camus, Albert 'The Outsider'
  14. ++ Murakami, Haruki 'Kafka On The Shore'
  15. + Duhigg, Charles 'The Power of Habit'
  16. ++ Schrödinger, Erwin, 'What is Life?'

2014

  1. ++ Mistry, Rohinton 'A Fine Balance'
  2. Premchand, Munshi 'Godan'

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