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Books, continued

Keeping reading lists year-over-year has been fun. This year felt a bit different. I was still reading a couple of holdovers from my 2017 list and simply didn't have the energy to create a new post for 2018. It felt unsustainable, like I was forcing it. So instead I'm following the lead of other smart folks who keep a single running list.


  • The Timeless Way of Building by Christoper Alexander. I never really put this one down from last year, the clarity of language and thought is unmatched. I foresee myself deep-reading (and re-reading) this for a long, long time.
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Keep at least one fiction book going at all times; the longer, the better. Started after finishing 100 Years of Solitude, staying on the theme of english translations of spanish lit.
  • The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami