Last year’s attempt to compile book reviews failed because I didn’t update it in real time. It was just too much for me to do it all at the end of the year, especially because Novembers and Decembers are generally busier than other months.
This year, I’m trying to update the books as I finished them in real time when they are fresh in my mind. Below are books that I read and enjoyed.
Essentialism by Greg McKeown – 4/5 [Nov’18 – Jan ’19]
It provided me a sense of clarity and empowered me to make intentional decisions, specifically saying no now so that I won’t regret later. Timely book to finish at the start of the year, as I’m trying to re-focus and re-prioritize.Read More »
As expected, the year is pretty much over starting October. It’s been hard to do everything related to books, but my last attempt at compiling books that I’m interested in.
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of AnxietyRead More »
Strand and McNally Jackson are my go-to bookstores. Starting this summer, I wanted to venture out to visit speciality bookstores focused on one genre. There’s something magical about these types of stores, even if I’m not totally interested in them.
I visited six new bookstores and look forward to adding more bookstore experiences next year.
1. Argosy Book Store
I stumbled upon this store during my walk back from the Korean Embassy and what a delight it was! Just surrounded by rare and old books
2. Books Are Magic
I walked in here with a friend after brunch nearby in July and what a lovely and sweet bookstore. I particularly loved that they posted about events on the shelves and that their staff were really knowledgeable about books. I chatted with the girl who checked me out about the Last Interview Series book and how I should read James Baldwin. Totally going to add to my running book list one of these days!Read More »
I breezed through Rachel Khong’s debut novel. I wasn’t sure what it was but the narrative set-up and observations resonated with me. Below are some quotes that stayed with me even after I finished the book.Read More »