In spite of these dire times, I've tried to make the most of the extra time by reading more. To my surprise, I have read more books in the past two-ish months than I have in my entire adult life. Like they say, "it's never too late [to become a reader]."
Below are the books I have read, I am currently reading, and I wish to read while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- Close to the Machine by Ellen Ullman
- Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (HHGTTG book #2), by Douglas Adams
- Artemis by Andy Weir
- Recursion by Black Crouch
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
- The War of Art: Break Through the Block and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov
- The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
- Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology by Ellen Ullman
- The Making of Prince of Persia: Journals 1985-1993 by Jordan Mechner
If you have any suggestions you think I should add to my wishlist, please let me know!
Update (April 20, 2020)
Finished two of the books I was reading when I originally published this post. I also wanted to add a link to my Goodread's "Want to Read" list which is a little more comprehensive than the Wishlist above.
Speaking of reading lists, I came across a super cool site today on Product Hunt: Good Books (https://goodbooks.io). From their site:
6,500+ book recommendations from the most successful and interesting people in the world.