Growing up I had a love-hate affair with work of the written variety. Being spoon-fed literature that a midwestern school district deemed “educational” will do that to you. However, I’m no longer an angsty little boy who spits out Pride and Prejudice after the first nibble, but instead a man who can commit to powering through literary protein shakes even if they send my taste buds running.
From this point forward, my humble list will be updated with every book I’ve read within the calendar year. It’s my little motivator to keep on trucking along, as I enjoy the scenery I’ve seen thus far.
Books added to the list will be color-coded depending on their current status and my general opinion of them. For example, a book I find delightful will be color-coded green, while one I find to my distaste will be red. As for those works in progress, they get colored blue.
- Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- 1984 by George Orwell
- A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
- Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin
- Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
- Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce