Happy New Year!
I’m making a quick post to wrap up the year. This will basically just be a list of books I read. Overall, I won’t say much about these books, although I may do a post about some of these books in the future. I haven’t picked any out in particular, so if anyone would like to see a review on a specific book that I read in 2020, let me know in the comments!
1. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
3. Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul by Jack Canfield, Jennifer Hawthorne and Mark Victor Hansen (audiobook)
4. Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks (audiobook)
5. De Otio and De Brevitate Vitae by Seneca, edited with commentary by G.D. Williams
6. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
7. Histories Book 1 by Polybius, with commentary by David Phillips
8. 17 Letters by Seneca, edited by C.D.N. Costa
9. Thyestes by Seneca, edited with commentary by R.J. Tarrant
10. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
11. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
12. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
13. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
14. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
15. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
16. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
17. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
18. All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
19. Satires Book 1 by Horace, edited with commentary by Emily Gowers
20. Lyrics of the Middle Ages: an Anthology by James J. Wilhelm
21. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
22. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Sappho and translated by Anne Carson
23. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
24. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Some Final Reflections:
- Many of these books I read for class. I did not include books I read for research papers, but I did include books that were required reading throughout the semester. These include all the books by Seneca, Horace and Polybius, which are primarily in Latin and Greek with an English commentary, as well as the medieval lyric anthology.
- I also read a lot of spiritual/self-help books, which was a new vibe for me this year. I have found out a lot about myself and my beliefs. I was going through a rough spot at the beginning of this year even before the pandemic, so I found a lot of peace in some of these books.
- I really enjoyed The Alchemist in particular, so I kind of hope to make it a tradition for myself to read that every December because it was a very short and chill book.
- I also read about half of the Throne of Glass series, so I am hoping to finish it in 2021!