As I went through my list of read books in 2017, 11 out of 22 are authored or co-authored by a woman. I think, my decision to join the Our Shared Shelf book club by Emma Watson in January 2017 has influenced my reading choices in the 1st quarter of the year. Is there a difference between men and women writers? None. I do not believe in categorizing writers as male or female. The literature that they produce are not defined by gender, but rather on the creative inspirations they are willing to share and for which the readers are free to agree or disagree – think.
As the year went, the goal is to finish everything that has been purchased from the 2016 book fair before the 2017 book fair in September. Thankfully, that goal is realized and more. The only unrealized reading goal is the number 50. Thus, it remains to be the goal for 2018. And even if the 50 goal remains elusive, I am consoled by the fact that each book I have read throughout the years have become inspirations, dreams becoming realities, topics for sharing at the table, and unexpected epic conversations. These and more are why I read. May every page you read in your own list bring you to experiences of a lifetime.
Enjoy my 2017 log below. I will be glad to know your list even at random.
22 – [Dec 20] Unstoppable (My Life So Far) by Maria Sharapova
21 – [Oct 22] The $100 Startup (Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future) by Chris Guillebeau
20 – [Oct 07] My Neighbor Totoro (The Novel) by Tsugiko Kubo. Original Story and Art by Hayao Miyazaki.
19 – [Sep 30] The DMZ (Dividing the Two Koreas) by The Korea Foundation
18 – [Sep 17] Jeju Island (Teaching to the Core of Beauty) by The Korea Foundation
17 – [Sep 14] Korea’s Natural Wonders (Exploring Korea’s Landscapes) by The Korea Foundation
16 – [Aug 21] The Return of the Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers
15 – [Aug 20] Mastermind (How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes) by Maria Konnikova
14 – [Jul 29] SCRUM: A Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction by Chris Sims & Hillary Louise Johnson
13 – [Jul 09] Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
12 – [Jul 02] Women Who Ruled (History’s 50 Most Remarkable Women) by Claudia Gold
11 – [May 28] Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
10 – [May 15] The Other CEO by Jovie Annelin B. Uy
09 – [May 14] A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
08 – [Apr 29] The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
07 – [Apr 16] Onward (How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul) by Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon
06 – [Apr 09] The Single Rose (Life After The Little Prince) by Andrea St. Thomas
05 – [Apr 08] The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
04 – [Apr 05] Managing the Millennials (Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce), Second Edition by Chip Espinoza and Mick Ukleja
03 – [Mar 21] My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
02 – [Mar 13] Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
01 – [Jan 23] Shadows of Light (Philippine Church History Under Spain, A People’s Perspective) by Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB
*** Indicated dates are completion dates.
© rooks 2018