by James Wallace Harris, 12/5/22
I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos about organizing personal information using note-taking apps, computer programs like Notion or Obsidian, writing in fancy notebooks using pens, etc. Tonight I even started writing a Python program to track the books I want to read. Then I said, “fuck it, this is too much trouble.” I decided to come up with the easiest method I could think of to get the job done. Whenever I read a book review in the many best-books-of-2022 articles I find on the web this month, I’m just going to take a screenshot and put it here.
Last year I picked 23 books from 2021 that I wanted to read in 2022. So far, I’ve read 8. This year, I’ve tried to be less ambitious. So far I’ve only picked 8. Of those, I have access to them from these sources:
- The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
- Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
- Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi
- What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill
- The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan
This makes me want to keep my Scribd subscription which I was thinking of giving up.
The Candy House is also available on Libby from my library but with a long waiting list.
The other three I will have to buy from Audible:
- Beyond the Burn Line by Paul McAuley
- A Half-Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys
- Weapons of Mass Delusion by Robert Draper
I’ll probably add more to my 2023 TBR list as more best-of-the-year lists are published, but for now, let’s see how I do with these eight.