My year in books: October 2020-October 2021

Every year since 2018, I’ve kept a list of every book I read. Read previous versions of this theme here and here. I’ve fallen behind on my average of one book per week this year, mainly because I wrote a 35,000-word master’s thesis in the meantime, which took most of my attention away from pleasure-reading and had me diving into academic theory. I look forward to reading fiction again.

  1. Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds by María Puig de la Bellacasa (2017)
  2. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (1936)
  3. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (2016)
  4. On Time and Water by Andri Snær Magnuson (2020)
  5. Philosophy for Polar Explorers by Erling Kagge (2019)
  6. Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft (1796)
  7. I Am Zlatan by Zlatan Ibrahimović (2016)
  8. Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hancock (2015)
  9. The Peregrine by J. A. Baker (1967)
  10. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (1973) [re-read]
  11. Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs (2020)
  12. Harpoon at a Venture by Gavin Maxwell (1952)
  13. Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World by Marcia Bjornerud (2018)
  14. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2015)
  15. Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez (1986)
  16. An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky (2020)
  17. The Giraffe’s Neck by Judith Schalansky (2014)
  18. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (2015)
  19. Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky (2011)
  20. Sea State by Tabitha Lasley (2021)
  21. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez (2018)
  22. Bluets by Maggie Nelson (2009)
  23. Something Out of Place: Women and Disgust by Eimear McBride (2021)
  24. The Moon by Whale Light by Diane Ackerman (1991)
  25. Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner (2011)
  26. Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (2015)
  27. The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin (1987)
  28. Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbina (2019)
  29. A Life’s Work by Rachel Cusk (2001)
  30. A Time for Everything: A Novel of the Nature of Angels and the Ways of Man by Karl Ove Knausgård (2004 / 2008)
  31. Heartburn by Nora Ephron (1983)
  32. Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney (2021)

There’s been a theme in a lot of my books lately…

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