I read 2 books in 2019. By making , I in 2020. That’s one book a week, on average. I’m trying to replicate that number by reading 52 books in 2021. My top 10 books of 2021 are listed below. You can find the .

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[Updated September 2021]‏‏‎‎

10. — Bill Bryson


I read 2 books in 2019. By making , I increased that number by 50 in 2020. That’s one book a week, on average. I’m trying to replicate that number by reading 52 books in 2021. Here is the full reading list in order of finish date (first to last) and sorted by non-fiction and fiction. I’ve ranked my .

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[Updated September 2021]

Non-Fiction

  1. — Guy Raz
  2. — Cal Newport
  3. — Daniel H. Pink


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If you could see my YouTube recommendations, you would notice a lot of videos featuring “normal” people training for ultramarathons. On its surface, this is a bit strange because I have absolutely no desire to ever run more than 26.2 miles. Honestly, I have no desire to run more than 10 miles. I’m perfectly happy with going out and jogging a 5k a couple of times per week. So why watch these videos? Every time, without fail, I get to hear the story of someone who made a small change in their life that led to an accomplishment that they…


Which do you like more, coffee or chocolate?

I definitely like chocolate. It’s kind of addictive, it gives me a little bit of a sugar rush, and there are enough different kinds to keep it interesting. Especially if we’re including peanut butter and chocolate together, then it’s game over. The problem with chocolate is if I eat too much of it I feel awful. We’ve all probably made that mistake as kids on Halloween, and maybe once or twice since then. It’s a fine line between a treat and a problem.

On the other hand, I really like coffee. I…


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After graduating from college, I felt a nagging sense of aimlessness whenever I had free time.

After work, I sometimes went to the gym, played the piano for awhile, or met up with friends, but most of my days ended with a realization that I pretty much watched YouTube videos, looked at Instagram, and played board games online all evening.

At the end of most days, I felt a lot of regret about how I spent my free time. Before going to bed, I usually told myself that I would do more tomorrow. But you probably know the ending to…


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I read 2 books in 2019. By making , I increased that number by 50 in 2020. That’s one book a week, on average. Here’s . My top 10 are listed below.

[Completed December 6th, 2020]‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎

10. — Dan Harris


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I read 2 books in 2019. By making , I increased that number by 50 in 2020. That’s one book a week, on average. I update my each month. Here is the full reading list in order of finish date (first to last) and sorted by non-fiction and fiction.

[Completed December 6th, 2020]

Non-Fiction

  1. — Alexander Chee
  2. — David Sedaris
  3. — Ta-Nehisi Coates
  4. — Neil…


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I am an American citizen living in South Korea. After a couple of months of contact tracing, rigorous COVID-19 testing, and pushing out social distancing guidelines, the South Korean government has substantially controlled the spread of the coronavirus. Their set a great example for the rest of the world. …


When I was about 10 years old, I occasionally played a very high-stakes game. I’m guessing you did too. It went like this. I woke up and decided I didn’t want to go to school that day. So I flipped through my mental Rolodex of illnesses and associated symptoms that I could reasonably feign, thinking that maybe, just maybe, I could fool my mom into thinking I was sick.

I believe I only pulled this off once through a combination of complaining of stomach pain, creating enough friction on my forehead to pass the “you feel hot” test, and secretly…


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I am an American citizen living in South Korea, and I am on week five of self-isolation due to the risk of the coronavirus. As the COVID-19 situation continues to escalate around the world, I am aware that that will likely mirror that of many people in the United States for the foreseeable future. While living the realities of social distancing or self-isolation, I have discovered that it is easy to succumb to bad habits — or at least habits that don’t leave me feeling fulfilled by the end of the day.

If a usual…

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