In 2018, I finished 50 books, more than I’ve ever finished in any year of my (adult) life. The following is a sample of my top favorites from last year.
Quiet by Susan Cain – a book about introverts, for introverts. In other words, perfect for me.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – popular for a reason. I finally get it now.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – crazy good writing about something I can never comprehend – being rich. I know what it’s like to be Asian though.
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie – a rich, poignant poetry/prose about the tumultuous relationship between the author and his mother.
Educated by Tara Westover – this is an astoundingly good memoir. Enough said.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – I can never imagine the kind of childhood the author had, but can definitely empathize with being poor.
These are the ones on regular rotation on my phone.
- The moth
- NPR’s Ask Me Another
- Ted Radio Hour
- The Indicator
- Hidden Brain
- Work Life with Adam Grant
- NYT Modern Love
- The Art of Manliness