My 2021 book reading started well and continued with a slow plod through the longer books.
Total Books Read
I started strong and finished the year strong too by reading 26 books, which was three more than last year.
My plan was to read when I could and see how much I could get through.
Book Length in Pages
Like last year (2020), the books I read were both long and short and were between 120 and 150 pages, while others were over 450+ pages.
Need More YouTube Learning
To break up my reading, I continued watching YouTube to learn about different ways to cook, start a small farm, create videos/movies, ideas for a tiny house, etc. More on that likely in another post.
List of Books
Below is the list of books I read. They are more or less in the order I read them.
- Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book – Lynda Barry
- Austin Kleon
- Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
- Show Your Work! 10 Ways To Show Your Creativity And Get Discovered
- Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
- One Percent Better – Yearbook Five by Hiut Denim
- Do Sea Salt – The Magic of Seasoning. by Alison, David, and Jess Lea-Wilson
- Amoralman – A True Story and Other Lies by Derek DelGaudio
- Charles Dowding’s No Dig Gardening, Course 1: From Weeds to Vegetables Easily and Quickly by Charles Dowding
- The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables: All the know-how and encouragement you need to grow – and fall in love with! – your brand new food garden (Volume 1) by Jessica Sowards
- How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates
- Restoration Agriculture Real-world Permaculture for Farmers by Mark Shepard
- Do Walk: Navigate earth, mind and body. Step by step. by Libby DeLana
- Do Make: The Power of Your Own Two Hands by James Otter
- How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
- Young Men and Fire: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition by Norman Maclean
- The Backyard Adventurer: Meaningful and Pointless Expeditions, Self-experiments, and the Value of Other People’s Junk by Beau Miles
- The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide by John Seymour
- Fermentation as Metaphor by Sandor Ellix Katz
- Do Preserve: Make your own jams, chutneys, pickles, and cordials. (Easy Beginners Guide to Seasonal Preserving, Fruit and Vegetable Canning and Preserving Recipes) by Anja Dunk, Jen Goss, and Mimi Beaven
- Do Open: How a Simple Email Newsletter Can Transform your Business by David Hieatt
- Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
- How to Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Make a World by Ed Emberley
- Types & Grammar – 1st Edition
- Async & Performance – 1st Edition
- ES6 & Beyond – 1st Edition
List of Magazines
- Growers & Co
- Celebrating the Movement of Small-scale Organic Agriculture – Issue 01
- A Promise of Renewal – Shaping Stronger Food Systems and Social Change in the Movement of Small-scale Organic Agriculture – Issue 02
- A Regenerative Movement – Explore How Growers are Redefining the Agricultural System in Favor of Traditional Practices that Preserve te Health of Ecosystems and Their Communities – Issue 03
I plan to do a more in-depth write-up of the ones I liked the best in the future.
More Reading in 2022
Here to as much or more reading in 2022 as in 2021 if possible.
Please leave a comment if you read any of these books and your thoughts.