I was afraid I was falling behind. Goodreads suggested I read two books a week to get caught up, and I wasn’t managing it.
Wuthering Heights took forever to read. Five days. I enjoyed it, but how am I going to get caught up at that pace?
The family also took 9 days vacation. With all the driving, sleeping, watching kids, etc., I read nothing more than museum pamphlets and Google Maps.
I still managed to do alright.
In reading order, here’s what I managed to finish in the month of August:
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (Kindle)
- The Burden of the Protector by S.C. Eston (Kindle)
- The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil (Audible)
- The Coming Storm by Michael Lewis (Audible)
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Kindle)
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel (Audible)
- Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson (Kindle)
- Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Audible)
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows (Kindle)
- Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Kindle)
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (physical book)
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Audible)
- Wool Omnibus Edition (Silo #1) by Hugh Howey (Kindle)
- Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad (physical book)
- Shift (Silo #2) by Hugh Howey (Kindle)
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Audible)
- Dust (Silo #3) by Hugh Howey (Kindle)
That’s 6 audiobooks, 9 Kindle titles, and 2 physical books, for a total of 17 books. Despite the slow start and the missing week, I did 50% better than last month. 4079 pages (according to the page tallies on Goodreads) and hours of audio listened to.
Here’s a link to the 2018 reading challenge. Halfway through September, I’m on pace to match August. That probably means I’m being a little lazier, but now I have 106 days left to finish 11 books. I think I’ll manage, with room to spare.