📚 I read some books in May!

  • 🎧 Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • 🎧 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • 🎧 Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
  • 🎧 Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough by Lori Gottlieb
  • 🎧 Chip War by Chris Miller
  • 🎧 Decluttering at the Speed of Life by Dana K. White
  • 🎧 Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport
  • 🎧 Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World by Bruce Schneier
  • 🎧 A Thousand Brains by Jeff Hawkins
  • 🎧 Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids – and How to Break the Trance by Nicholas Kardaras, PhD
  • 🎧 Good to Great by Jim Collins

I generate this list from data stored in the app Sofa. The recent major version update of this app wreaked havoc on my JSON processing script. Hopefully the file format doesn’t change again for a while now that I went through the trouble of updating my script.

📚 I read some books in April!

  • 🎧 Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
  • 🎧 You Are Why You Eat by Dr. Ramani Durvasula
  • 🎧 Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

The first 26 books I read this year had titles starting with letters A-Z sequentially. This was an interesting challenge. I found books for each letter, though I must admit some of them I wasn’t very excited about (a few with good reason). Here’s a few stats that, interestingly, all contain the number 19:

  • 19 nonfiction, 7 fiction
  • 19 first time reads, 7 re-reads
  • 19 male authors, 7 female authors
  • 19 audiobooks, 6 eBooks, 1 paper book

After finishing, I considered making a second pass at the alphabet, and I also considered moving on to books whose titles started with numbers. In the end I decided I had too much of a backlog in my reading list, so I’m just going to start working through those books. Here are the other books I read in April:

  • 🎧 Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
  • 🎧 The Last Shadow by Orson Scott Card
  • 🎧 Breathless by David Quammen