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My Reading Life

Or more like… reading goals.

Starting from “reading” a thin, fancy magazine for kids called Bobo (yeah, it is fancy for me) to reading a translated book titled Aljabar Linear Elementer Versi Aplikasi by Anton-Rorres, I could have lying to myself if I said that my reading activity has not its own journey.

As lucky as I am–to have parents that suffocates me with Bobo since I was 3, I look at myself as someone who lacking more “impactful” books on my current mental growth. I always have the urge to consume more insight, more inspirational stories, more scenarios, before I ever experience life by myself. Heh.

Am I too scared?

Set that question aside, I have a lot of books–digital and physical–in my library. Tons of them. Untouched.

Sadly, yes, I have a habit of checking Goodreads, searching for interesting title with adequately good reviews. I often find myself loading the bookstore website, hoping for some discount on some fancy book. Yes, this is not good.

So here I am, trying to reorganize my reading life.

In the spirit of making this impossible list inspired by this guy and this guy, I made a goal that require me to read one book in one week, consecutively, for half a year. Sounds tough. But not impossible. I had read The Hunger Games Trilogy in a week to be honest.

Let’s get into it.

Last Half 2018 Reading List 24.06 – 30.06 | Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson 01.07 – 07.07 | Fiqh Prioritas by Dr. Yusuf Al Qaradhawi* 08.07 – 14.07 | Catatan Seorang Demonstran by Soe Hok Gie 15.07 – 21.07 | Tauhid by Dr. Shalih Bin Fauzan Al-Fauzan* 22.07 – 28.07 | Dunia Sophie by Jostein Gaarder 29.07 – 04.08 | Sirah Nabawiyah by Syaikh Shafiyyurrahman Al-Mubarakfuri 05.08 – 11.08 | 1984 by George Orwell 12.08 – 18.08 | How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport 19.08 – 25.08 | The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond 26.08 – 01.09 | A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley 02.09 – 08.09 | Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky 09.09 – 15.09 | Sapiens by Noval Yuah Harari 16.09 – 22.09 | A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 23.09 – 29.09 | Finding Fibonacci by Keith Delvin 30.09 – 06.10 | Api Sejarah 1 by Ahmad Mansur Suryanegara 07.10 – 13.10 | Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 14.10 – 20.10 | Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 21.10 – 27.10 | To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 28.10 – 03.11 | Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond 04.11 – 10.11 | The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 11.11 – 17.11 | A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 18.11 – 24.11 | Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur 25.11 – 01.12 | The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells 02.12 – 08.12 | The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas & John Goodby 09.13 – 15.12 | Great Expectation by Charles Dickens 16.12 – 22.12 | Astrophysics for People in Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson 23.12 – 29.12 | Api Sejarah 2 by Ahmad Mansur Suryanegara Alternative book:

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg
  • How to Win at College by Cal Newport
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

  • : These are books that most likely I won’t digest them in only a week, since they are kind of… hard.

So that’s it! I hope I can keep up this goal. I will updating this post to write a check when I I successfully kill a book in a week. I also plan to write a review for some books, so.. at least I will write more often here.

See you in the end of 2018.

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