Saturday, September 24, 2016

BOOKS | 100 Books To Read 2016

I'm still working on my reading list for this year. I was thinking of streamlining it down to just 40 books, but what the hell - why break tradition? So, list in progress for my readings in 2016.
  1. Emotional Agility • Susan David
    [ 23/09/2016 ~
  2. On the Move: A Life • Oliver Sacks
    [ 31/08/2016 ~
  3. Running & Being: The Total Experience • Dr George Sheehan
    [ 28/08/2016 ~
  4. The Power and the Glory • Graham Greene
  5. Orlando • Virginia Woolf
  6. My Brilliant Friend • Elena Ferrante
    translated by Ann Goldstein
  7. Work Clean: The life-changing power of mise-en-place to organize your life, work, and mind • Dan Charnas
  8. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance • Angela Duckworth
  9. Americanah • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  10. The Bone People • Keri Hulme
    [ 30/7/2016 ~
  11. Your Song Changed My Life • Bob Boilen
    [ 05/06/2016 ~
  12. Dig Me Out • Jovana Babovic
    [ 16/07/2016 ~
  13. The Wretched: A New Translation of Les Misérables • Victor Hugo [ translated from the French by Christine Donougher]
    [03/07/2016 ~
  14. The Folded Clock: A Diary • Heidi Julavits
    [ 05/03/2016 ~
  15. At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails • Sarah Bakewell
    [ 07/03/2016 ~
  16. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals • Michael Pollan
    [ 12/03/2016 ~
  17. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto • Michael Pollan
  18. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World • Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg
  19. Their Eyes Were Watching God • Zora Neale Hurston
  20. Dune • Frank Herbert
  21. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome • Mary Beard
    [ 04/01/2016 ~
  22. If the Oceans Were Ink • Carla Power
    [ 15/08/2015 ~
  23. Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese • Patrick Leigh Fermor
  24. Go Tell It On the Mountain • James Baldwin
    [ 11/12/2015 ~
  25. Baghdad Sketches (1932) • Freya Stark
  26. The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels (1934) [On Mazandaran, Iran]• Freya Stark
  27. The Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut (1936)• 
  28. A Winter in Arabia (1940) [On Hadhramaut] • 
  29. Perseus in the Wind (1948). [Essays on philosophy and literature] • 
  30. Ionia, A Quest (1954) • Freya Stark
  31. The Lycian Shore (1956) [On Turkey] • Freya Stark
  32. Alexander's Path: From Caria to Cilicia (1958) [On Turkey] • Freya Stark
  33. The Zodiac Arch (1968) [Miscellaneous essays] • Freya Stark
  34. The Minaret of Djam: An Excursion into Afghanistan (1970) • Freya Stark
  35. Where the Stress Falls • Susan Sontag
  36. On Photography • Susan Sontag
  37. Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 • Susan Sontag
  38. Against Interpretation: And Other Essays • Susan Sontag
  39. As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 • Susan Sontag
  40. The Book of Disquiet • Fernando Pessoa
  41. Jane Eyre • Charlotte Bronte
  42. Venice • Jan Morris
  43. Bleak House • Charles Dickens
  44. The Age of Innocence • Edith Wharton
  45. A Time of Gifts (1977) • Patrick Leigh Fermor
  46. Between the Woods and the Water • Patrick Leigh Fermor
  47. The Broken Road • Patrick Leigh Fermor
  48. The Magician • W. Somerset Maugham
  49. River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West • Rebecca Solnit
  50. A Writer's Diary • Virginia Woolf
  51. The Violet Hour • Katie Roiphe
  52. The Handmaid's Tale • Margaret Atwood
  53. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek • Annie Dillard
  54. The Abundance • Annie Dillard
  55. I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen • Sylvie Simmons
    [ 25/04/2015 ~
  56. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes • Alexandra Horowitz
  57. The Design of Everyday Things • Donald A. Norman
  58. The Heart of the Matter • Graham Greene
  59. Of Human Bondage • W. Somerset Maugham
  60. No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva •  Pema Chodron
  61. Quiet: The Power of Introverts • Susan Cain
  62. The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot • Robert MacFarlane
  63. Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark • Janet Fletcher Geniesse
  64. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Rebecca Skloot
  65. Felicity: Poems • Mary Oliver
  66. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  67. Real Happiness: The Power of • Sharon Salzberg
  68. The Seven Storey Mountain • Thomas Merton
  69. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind • Shunryu Suzuki
  70. Collection of Sand • Italo Calvino
  71. Landmarks • Robert Macfarlane
  72. A Book of Silence • Sara Maitland
  73. Acedia & me • Kathleen Norris
  74. The Red Parts • Maggie Nelson
  75. Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered • E.F. Schumacher
  76. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness • Jon Kabat-Zinn
  77. 2666 • Roberto Bolaño
  78. A Philosophy of Walking • Frederic Gros
  79. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity • Katherine Boo
  80. The Pirate King • Laurie R. King
    [ 23/12/2015 ~ 09/01/2016 ]
  81. Garment of Shadows • Laurie R. King
    [ 09/01/2016 ~ 10/01/2016 ]
  82. My Life on the Road • Gloria Steinem
    [ 09/01/2016 ~ 23/01/2016 ]
  83. Dreaming Spies • Laurie R. King
    [ 11/01/1016 ~ 26/01/2016 ]
  84. The Argonauts • Maggie Nelson
    [ 28/05/2015 ~ 29/01/2016 ]
  85. When Breath Becomes Air • Paul Kalanithi
    [ 23/01/2016 ~ 30/01/2016 ]
  86. H is for Hawk • Helen Macdonald
    [ 18/05/2015 ~ 08/02/2016 ]
  87. Girl Waits with Gun • Amy Stewart
    [ 01/02/2016 ~ 14/02/2016 ]
  88. In Other Words • Jhumpa Lahiri
    translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
    [ 27/02/2016 ~ 05/03/2016 ]
  89. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation • Michael Pollan
    [ 28/02/2016 ~ 12/03/2016 ]
  90. The Murder of Mary Russell • Laurie R. King
    [ 09/04/2016 ~ 10/04/2016 ]
  91. To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface • Olivia Laing
    [ 08/02/2016 ~ 14/04/2016 ]
  92. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone • Olivia Laing
    [ 14/04/2016 ~ 26/04/2016 ]
  93. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts • Joshua Hammer
    [ 30 April 2016 ~ 5 June 2016 ]
  94. Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot • Sarah Marquis
    [ 16/06/2016 ~ 03/07/2016 ]
  95. White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World • Geoff Dyer
    [ 03/07/2016 ~ 15/08/2016 ]
  96. Gratitude • Oliver Sacks
    [ 16/08/2016 ~ 18/08/2016 ]
  97. Just Kids • Patti Smith
    [ 15/08/2016 ~ 23/08/2016 ]
  98. The Fifth Season • N. K. Jemisin
    [ 23/08/2016 ~ 28/08/2016 ]
  99. The Obelisk Gate • N. K. Jemisin
    [ 28/08/2016 ~ 12/09/2016 ]

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