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My 2021 Book Journal

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I've started reading more in 2020 since I got my Kindle, so this year I'd like to continue with this habit. This year, I'm aiming to read 25 books.

How do I plan to read all of them? It's quite simple. I'll start my day by reading 20 pages, and any other reading I get done throughout the day is a bonus. What's important is to develop the habit of reading everyday.

This list doesn't include the books I'm reading while researching articles, so the total books I'll be reading in 2021 might even be more than what I wrote here.

This year, I plan to be more deliberate about what I read. I want to focus on each book and digest it, take notes, and apply what I read instead of mindlessly going through each of them. I'm planning to consume less, and create more.

To do this, I'll post a summary of what I learned from each book on my blog.

I go for jogs and runs often, so I'll often skim through books by listening to audiobooks. After skimming them, I'll read the actual book to take notes.

I'll update my progress here as I continue reading it.

Personal Reads

  1. Indistractable
  2. Atomic Habits
  3. Tiny Habits (Finished 31 Jan)
  4. Awaken the Giant Within
  5. Letters of a Stoic by Seneca
  6. The Courage to Be Disliked (31 Jan - 39% done)
  7. Meditations
  8. Antifragile
  9. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
  10. The Third Door
  11. The Courage to be Happy
  12. Rich Dad Poor Dad
  13. The Defining Decade
  14. Psychocybernetics
  15. The Obstacle is the Way
  16. Ikigai
  17. Hooked
  18. Barking Up the Wrong Tree
  19. Blink
  20. The Practicing Mind
  21. The Magic of Thinking Big
  22. The 10X Rule
  23. Stumbling on Happiness
  24. The Art of Possibility
  25. 48 Laws of Power

Antilibrary (Books I bought but haven't read or planned to or want to re-read)

  • Principles Ray Dalio
  • Superhuman by Habit
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Getting Things Done
  • A Guide to the Good Life
  • Getting the Love You Deserve
  • Digital Minimalism
  • Range David Epstein
  • Your Money or Your Life
  • Why Didn’t they Teach me This in School?
  • Made To Stick
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself
  • On Writing Well
  • Elements of Style
  • On Writing

Books I read in 2020

  1. Make Time
  2. Modern Medical Student Manual
  3. 4 Hour Work Week
  4. When Breath Becomes Air
  5. Do No Harm
  6. Anything You Want
  7. Hell Yeah! Or No
  8. How to Win Friends and Influence People
  9. Deep Work
  10. Steal Like an Artist
  11. How to Win At College
  12. Show Your Work!
  13. Outliers
  14. How to Take Smart Notes
  15. The Art and Business of Online Writing
  16. The Bright Side of Going Dark
  17. Leading (Alex Ferguson)


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