2022 started well, reading-wise until I was notified mid-March that I would need to move because the landlord’s children were selling the house after their parents passed away. So with the need to quickly move after 19.5 years in my place, I had to stop reading for a month and a half or two.
That’s a whole other story for a different blog post about the need to move.
My book list is missing a few books I read before the move since I hadn’t written them down. I had placed the books in a separate pile but have yet to find them since they are likely still in a box I have not unpacked.
Total Books Read
I finished the year strong in December and managed to read 21 books.
My Yearly Plan
Each year I typically hope to read a book a week and tend to get close by finishing the year strong, starting around Thanksgiving. So again, this year, the plan is to read a book every week as in previous years, but it will likely be a book every two weeks on average.
NOTE – I’m typically reading a half dozen or more books at any one time. Sometimes I get what I need out of a book after only reading the first part, or I realize the book’s not for me, so I stop, or there is another book I’m more interested to read/finishing at the time.
Reading more than a book at a time allows me to switch around depending on my mood, if I need some light reading, or if I have time to read through something a bit denser that needs more of my attention.
My List of Books for 2022
- Stay Curious – How We Created a World Class Event in a Cowshed – The Do Lectures the First 10 Years – Do Lectures
- Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? – Scott Rieckens
- The Side Project Report – Observation and Enquiry – Do Lectures
- The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide) – Sarah Knight
- This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better – This Book is: Short, Effective, and Sort of Offensive. but You Will Write Better after Reading It. – Neville Medhora
- Omnivore’s Dilemma – A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – How I Learned to Live a Better Story – Donald Miller
- Let’s Make Ramen! – A Comic Book Cookbook – Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan
- Let’s Make Dumplings! – A Comic Book Cookbook – Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan
- Cook Korean – A Comic Book with Recipes – Robin Ha
- The Creative Habit – Learn It and Use It for Life – Twyla Tharp
- A Year in Tokyo – an Illustrated Guide and Memoir of 13 Magical Months Spent Exploring the City of Ginkgo Leaves – Christy Anne Jones
- In Defense of Food – An Eater’s Manifesto – Michael Pollan
- What Did You Get Me? Puzzling out a Present on a Walk through the Park – Matthew Oliphant
- The Independent Farmstead – Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management – Shawn and Beth Dougherty
- The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Homesteading/Farming Book Club
- The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food – Justin Rhodes
- Polyface Micro: Success with Livestock on a Homestead Scale – Joel Salatin
- Mostly Adequate Guide to Functional Guide
NOTE – I had planned to put them in the order I read them, but with the move, I’m still missing a few.
I’m Learning More Through YouTube
I continued watching more YouTube to learn about cooking, starting a small farm, shooting videos, storytelling, starting a YouTube channel, etc.
More Reading in 2023
Here to more reading in 2023 than in 2022.
Please comment if you read any of these books and what you thought of them, along with any suggestions.