In 2017 and 2018, I committed to read more books. I read a lot for work - policies, articles, reports, references - but I always crave non-required reading, which usually means a non-fiction novel. I'm so proud to say I have been succeeding!
I've been asked how I "find time" to read, and my reply is simple: if I can spend 30 to 60 minutes scrolling useless shit on Instagram and Facebook, surely I can carve 30 minutes to 60 minutes to read one chapter in the morning and one chapter at night. This is what I try to do as often as I can.
Here's my 2018 reading list and my reviews in stars:
Soul of An Octopus ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Chasing Chaos ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
How to Change the World ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Band-aid for a Broken Leg ⭐️⭐️⭐️
An American Marriage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Crazy Rich Asians ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Everything I Learned about Love ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Sun and Her Flowers
How To Love
The Secret Life of Trees
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Green's Not Black and White
I'm always a little sad when I'm approaching the end of a book, but always a little happy because it means I get to start a new one. For 2019, I'm aiming to reach at least 12 books!