The first 2 months of 2018 have almost gone but wait, I’m not really ready for 2018 yet!!!
I don’t have much memory of the last two months apart from me working long hours for the painful project I’m involved. All has been a bit of blur and in a couple of days’ time, it’ll be March. Hopefully from now on I can take a little breather and actually think about the year ahead. One of the things I surely want to do is to continue reading but first of all, let’s recap what I finished reading in 2017.
My plan for last year was to read at least 12 books, averaging 1 book per month. Seems a low target considering some people can finish 1 book per week but I didn’t quite get there. Nevertheless, it still feels ok when I list all the books here. At least I finished some books I started reading years ago but never managed to go beyond 100 pages before 2017, such as Catch 22 and One Hundred Years Of Solitude.
1. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
3. Tender Is The Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
4. 1984 (George Orwell) – I started reading this a few years ago but felt too depressed to finish it.
5. Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
6. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
7. Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
8. Book 1 of The Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
9. The total Money Makeover (Dave Ramsey)
10. The 100 – A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History (Michael Hart)
I loved reading all the above books except for The Total Money Makeover because it’s such a basic book targeting financial illiterate audience in my opinion.
There are a couple of other classic books that I started years ago but never managed to go past 50 pages: Lord Jim and Moby Dick. Maybe I’ll give it another go later. Contrary to 2017, this year is off to a very slow start on the reading front. I haven’t started any new book and I’m still finishing off The Great Philosophers that was intended to be finished last year.
The good news is, I’ll have slightly more time from now onwards and I’m ecstatic to be able to do things that give me more pleasure than stress!