2018 Year of Books – Part Two: The books I’d like to read before the year ends

I cannot believe that everybody is talking about how 2018 is coming to a close, how it is only a matter of days until my Christmas decorations will come out and that it is almost time to set intentions for 2019. But that time tends to fly is nothing new or surprising, so let’s make the last two months of 2018 as amazing as we can – maybe with a good read!

In part one of 2018 Year of Books, I gave you a list of books that I have read throughout the year in the hope that you might find something on it that you’d like to pick up and give a go.

We shall continue with the list-writing in part two as I have for you all the books I still intend to read in 2018. If any of those books take your fancy, pick them up and read along!

As I haven’t read them yet, I’ll give you the run down in no particular order.

Books I still intend to read in 2018

1 When Memory comes – Saul Friedländer

Non-Fiction about the life story of Jewish Saul Friedländer during the Holocaust. He was only a boy when his parents shaped a new identity for him in a Catholic boarding school to give him a chance to survive.

2 Living and dying on the internet – Alex Day

Non-Fiction. A story about rising to fame on the internet and then violently falling from grace due to personal mistakes and poor judgement. A book about making your worst mistakes out in the open for everyone to see and to judge and then getting publicly shamed for them.

3 Thinking fast and slow – Daniel Kahneman

Non-Fiction. Oh, the things that our brains can do! An organ so sophisticated and efficient that sometimes we don’t even realise how hard it works in the background. The price to pay for the efficiency, however, are repeating patterns, schemes and auto-pilot sequences. And that’s where mistakes, big and small, can happen. A book about fallacies, biases and what to do about them.

4 Nobody wants to read your shit – Steven Pressfield

Non-Fiction with what is probably the least motivating title ever. The subtitle “Why that is and what you can do about it”, however, sounds a little less pessimistic as it promises ideas on how to achieve a more concise writing style applicable for all sorts of fictional and non-fictional writing.

5 The Productivity Project – Chris Bailey

Non-Fiction. A year-long self-experiment where author Chris Bailey tries out as many productivity techniques that are out there as he can, monitoring what they do for him and his productivity. As a sucker for increasing personal productivity in a wholesome way, I can’t wait to start that one!

6 The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

Non-Fiction. Maybe another one on the more spiritual side, I don’t know yet. What I do know is that it is about the impact of being more present in any given moment, much in line with my current efforts to get into meditation to see if it might be for me.

Bonus Books for the ears

1 Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future – Ashlee Vance

Audiobook, Non-Fiction. A journalist writing about the life and the work of Elon Musk. A fascinating personality whom I can’t wait to learn more about.

2 Life on Air – David Attenborough

Audiobook, Non-Fiction. Attenborough himself reads this autobiography about his career at the BBC and how he developed into this old hand of nature documentary that we know and love him as.

And that is it, the list of my upcoming reads as an inspiration for those of you that are about to pick up their next book. Have you read any of those yet o rare you planning to? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments below or share your latest read!

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