My 2020 Reading List
Here’s a list of books I wish I could read all at once (but that’s impossible) so I spread them throughout the year.
* Disclaimer I somehow always end up reading these out of order or changing them with more books I want to read!
Stillness is the Key: Ryan Holiday
I pretty much love every book Ryan Holiday has written. This one is about living in the moment and taking time to think clearly and not be constantly drowning in distractions.
How the Mind Works: Steven Pinker
Very interested this year in having the best brain possible.
The Laws of Human Nature: Robert Greene
This has been on my list since it came out earlier last year but it’s very thick and Robert Greene’s books tend to be lovely but dense. I’m waiting for the best time to pick this up when I am ready to open my mind and absorb it all.
Sadie: Courtney Summers
I thought this was an interesting twist on a YA thriller and very current because of the podcast in the book that starts to follow along with the mystery.
How to Be a Brilliant Thinker: Paul Sloane
Again, looking to make my brain larger and more powerful like a machine.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Frank L. Baum
Re-reading an old favourite.
The Psychopath Test: Jon Ronson
My friend from work has been recommending this to me for months! Finally she got me the book as a gift for Secret Santa and now it’s on my list to be read.
Winnie-the-Pooh: A.A. Milne
Re-reading this just in time for the Winnie the Pooh Exhibit at the ROM.
You’re going to kill me again. I’ve seen the movies a million times, but when I was a kid I only read up to part of book 4 because it was just too big for me!! Now I’ve started to re-read/continue reading them and plan to knock off the last two this year.
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil: Phillip G. Zimbardo
This book is written by the psychologist from the Stanford Prison Experiment! Added this to my list after another Tim Ferriss episode interviewing him.
Ok these books may not be literature. But I remember watching the first season of this show when it came out and I really wanted to know the ending!! I think I liked the show a lot better, as these were written in the 90s, but I still need to find out the ending.
Roald Dahl? Spooky stories? Do you have to ask?
My Sister, The Serial Killer: Oyinkan Braithwaite
This book looked v interesting and I haven’t read anything like it before so I am looking forward to it!
Pet Sematary: Stephen King
I have had this book since I was a kid and never read it!! So this year is basically the year of me readings things I’ve had on my shelf for a long time.