2021 in books

My reading goal for 2021 was 50 books.

I was on strike up until October when I got sidetracked late into my pregnancy by trying to finalize work before my upcoming maternity leave. Nonetheless, I managed to read 35 books this year which is way more than in any previous year. I’ve read most of it in English but a few in Russian. To be fair though, I actually listened to many of the books.

As far as the genre, this was definitely a year of sci-fi journey for me. Most notably, I completed the 3 series of Asimov’s books: The Robot novels, Galactic Empire series, and, of course, The Foundation. I really enjoyed all of them and looking forward to reading more of Asimov in the future.

I’ve also read several work-related books. I am hoping to get into the habit of reading more of them. The rest of the books were a good mix of fiction and non-fiction reading.

This post is a list of those books for me to keep track of.

  1. “Monday begins on Saturday” by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (in Russian)
  2. “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov (audio)
  3. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
  4. “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  5. “The Caves of Steel” by Isaac Asimov (audio)
  6. “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood
  7. “The Naked Sun” by Isaac Asimov (audio)
  8. “The Robots of Dawn” by Isaac Asimov (audio)
  9. “The House Where Isadora Danced” by J.O. Jeppson
  10. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley (audio)
  11. “The Contract” by Margaret Cavendish (audio)
  12. “Neuromancer” by William Gibson (audio)
  13. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury (audio)
  14. “The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn (audio)
  15. “The Viscount Who Loved Me” by Julia Quinn (audio + reading)
  16. “Robots and Empire” by Isaac Asimov
  17. “The Stars, like Dust” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  18. “The Currents of Space” by Isaac Asimov (audio)
  19. “Pebble in the Sky” by Isaac Asimov (audio)
  20. “The Vision Driven Leader” by Michael Hyatt
  21. “Good Strategy Bad Strategy” by Richard P. Rumelt
  22. “Prelude to Foundation” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  23. “Forward the Foundation” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  24. “Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help” by Edgar Schein
  25. “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  26. “Foundation and Empire” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  27. “Second Foundation” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  28. “Heaven Has No Favorites” by Erich Maria Remarque (in Russian)
  29. “Foundation’s Edge” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  30. “Foundation and Earth” by Isaac Asimov (audio + reading)
  31. “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” by Yuval Noah Harari (audio + reading)
  32. “Radical Focus SECOND EDITION: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results (Empowered Teams)” by Christina Wodtke
  33. “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” by John M. Barry (audio + reading)
  34. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
  35. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (audio + reading)

Let’s see what 2022 will bring in books 🙂

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