The year started out well reading-wise. I was reading a book about every five days or so on average; then, when the pandemic hit, and it slowed up a lot.
Total Books Read
I finished the year strong in December and managed to read 23 books.
So I ended up with 26 books. There might be others I missed too.
I had hoped to read a book a week as my plan, but other things happened, and I didn’t. No, worries since it’s the most books I read in a read ever besides comic books as a kid.
Book Length in Pages
Some books were longer than others and others not so much. A bunch were between 120 and 150 pages others were over 450+ pages.
More YouTube Learning
I started watching more YouTube to learn about different ways to cook, start a small farm, ideas for a tiny house, etc. More on that in another post.
Below is the list of books I read. I had planned to put them in the order I read them, but I managed to knock over the two piles. So they got all mixed up.
List of Books
- The Tiny MBA – 100 Very Short Lessons about the Long Game of Business by Alex Hillman.
- Do Agile – Future Proof Your Mindset. Stay Grounded by Tim Drake.
- How to Listen to Jazz by Ted Gioia
- Twenty Bits I Learned about Design, Business, and Community by Dan Cedarholm
- Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine? – The Art f Making Zines and Mini-comics by Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson
- The Rancho Gordo Heirloom Bean Guide by Steve Sando and Julia Newberry
- Elements of Fire – A Comic Anthology of Color! edited by Taneka Stotts
- Do Bee-keeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees by Orren Fox
- Do Disrupt – Change the Status Quo. Or Become it. by Mark Shayler
- Cool Beans – The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-based Protein with 125 Recipes by Joe Yonan
- Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison with Reny Mia Saly
- Do Preserve – Make Your own Jams, Chutneys, Pickles, and Cordials by Anja Dunk, Jen Goss, and Mimi Beaven
- Cartooning – Philosophy, and Practice by Ivan Brunetti
- Do Listen – Understand What’s Really Being said. Find a New Way Forward. by Bobette Buster
- Oishinbo – A la Carte – Ramen and Gyoza story by Tetsu Kariya and Art by Akira Hanasaki
- Do Story – How to Tell Your Story, so the World Listens. by Bobette Buster
- Form Design Patterns – A Practical Guide to Designing and Coding simple and Inclusive Forms for the Web by Adam Silver
- Inclusive Design Patterns – Coding Accessibility Into Web Design by Heydon Pickering
- The Fermented Man – A year on the Front Lines of a Food Revolution by Derek Dellinger
- The Noma Guide to Fermentation: Including Koji, Kombuchas, Shoyus, Misos, Vinegars, Garums, Lacto-ferments, and Black Fruits and Vegetables by Rene Redzepi and David Zilber
- Glenn Ganges in The River at Night by Kevin Huizenga
- The Public Library – A Photographic Essay by Robert Dawson
- Drawing Book of Faces by Ed Emberley
- Get Started – 2nd Edition
- Scope and Closures – 2nd Edition
- this and Object Prototypes – 1st Edition
I will do a more in-depth write up of the ones I like the best in the future.
More Reading in 2021
Here to as much reading in 2021 as in 2020 and more if possible.
Please leave a comment if you read any of these books and what you thought of them.