My 2018 lists | books
I have a tradition of writing out the lists of books that I've read, music that I've listened to, art that I've enjoyed, places that I've visited and lists upon lists upon lists...
This is normally a pen and ink exercise but for the 1st time I'm including them here on
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I find it a useful and reflective exercise, which I often find gives me a longer range view of what has preoccupied me in the year, where my head's been at and what, if anything, does it mean for the coming year. Through the books, music, art and places I've enjoyed (and in some cases not enjoyed).
My reflections and ruminations I'll keep to myself for now but my lists? I'm happy to share... I hope you enjoy... (+ a few picture highlights of the year).
Books of 2018 (these aren't in the order I read them)
The books I've read this year haven't all been read consecutively, in a single sitting or always been enjoyed! The list does shed light on what has been troubling me and what I've needed to help me 'book up my ideas'. Areas I've felt a need to increase my knowledge and understanding of. There are books that haven't made this list but have already been purchased (but not as yet read), these'll have to wait until this time next year to get included (or we might have a 6 month 'dip' to see how we're getting along).
The Devil That Never Dies, The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Poverty Safari, Understanding the anger of Britain's Underclass by Darren McGarvey
Rising Star, The Making of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow
Rauschenberg, Art & Life by Mary Lynn Kotz (3rd edition)
Jasper Johns (Royal Academy of Arts)
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
The Complete Short Stories, Volume Two 1954 - 1988, Expect the Unexpected by Roald Dahl
The Pigeon Tunnel, Stories from My Life by John le Carre
Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles
The Origins of The Final Solution by Christopher R. Browning
Dali, The Paintings by Robert Descharnes & Gilles Neret
Miro by Janis Mink
POSTSECRET by Frank Warren
What Went Wrong by Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Golden Bough by J G Frazer
New Power, How it's changing the 21st century - and why you need to know by Henry Timms & Jeremy Heimans
A Treasury of British Folklore by Dee Dee Chainey
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
World Order by Henry Kissinger
A History Of The Middle East by Peter Mansfield
A History Of The World in Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton
Belonging, The Story Of The Jews 1492 - 1900 by Simon Schama
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
History Repeating by Sam Wilkin
This is Marketing by Seth Godin
Watching the English by Kate Fox