100+ Books to Read

(updated on January 7, 2022)
2022:
  1. [x]解忧杂货店,东野圭吾(2022-1-1)
  2. [x]恶意,东野圭吾(2022-1-5)
  3. [x]可是我偏偏不喜欢,吴晓乐(2022-1-7)

2021: [22 books]
  1. [x]Blockchain: A practical guide to developing business, law and technology solutions
  2. [x]Blockchain for dummies
  3. [x]Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
  4. [x]白话区块链,蒋勇等
  5. [x]智能之门,胡晓武等
  6. [x]尘埃落定,阿来
  7. [x]长长的回廊,东野圭吾
  8. [x]善哉善哉,就你话多 2021-6-15
  9. [x]我承认我不曾经历沧桑,蒋方舟 2021-7-13
  10. [x]宇宙超度指南,李诞
  11. [x]笑场,李诞 2021-7-26
  12. [x]无人生还,阿加莎 2021-8-2
  13. [x]微信背后的产品观,张小龙编著 2021-8-2
  14. [x]冷场 2021-8-3
  15. [x]鸳鸯六七四 2021-8-10
  16. [x]李诞脱口秀工作手册 2021-9-12
  17. [x]起床后的黄金1小时,池田千惠 2021-10-6
  18. [x]窄门,纪德 2021-10-27
  19. [x]紫金陈高智商犯罪 2021-11-16
  20. [x]紫金陈低智商犯罪 2021-11-24
  21. [x]人工智能简史,尼克 2021-12-7
  22. [x]为什么精英都是时间控 2021-12-14

2020: [8 books]
Teng on January 2, 2020
I was searching for motivation/inspiration of my reading in 2020. The following quote fits my need perfectly.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” --- George R. R. Martin. A Dance with Dragons
  1. [x]格差社会, (日)橘木俊诏,2019 [Jan 2-3, 2020]
  2. [x]薛兆丰经济学讲义, 薛兆丰, 2018 [Jan 4-8, 2020]
  3. [x]不三, 冯唐 [Mar 16, 2020]
  4. [x]云雀叫了一整天,木心 [Mar 23, 2020]
  5. [x]方方日记,汪芳 [April 20, 2020]
  6. [x]房思琪的初恋乐园 [May 4, 2020]
  7. [x]围城 [Aug 24 - 29, 2020]
  8. [x]你来人间一趟,你要看看太阳,海子 [Mar 17, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020]

Teng on July 7, 2019

I recently learned that other PhD students experienced mid-PhD crisis as well [link]. To cope with it, some recommend to start small projects to nurture a sense of accomplishment and to see things get finished. Those small projects could be baking a cake and taking a painting class [link]. I started something similar in the end of 2017 when I was in the first semester of my third year. Other than the joy from reading and learning, compiling a list relieves some level of anxiety too.

2019: [13 books]
  1. [x]a phd is not enough
  2. [x]Siddhartha
  3. [x]Teaching College
  4. [x]成事 - 冯唐
  5. [x]the non-designer’s design book, fourth edition
  6. [x]中国人在硅谷——netscreen的故事
  7. [x]不二 - 冯唐
  8. [x]三十六大 - 冯唐
  9. [x]the professor is in 
  10. [x]The book of why by Judea Pearl
  11. [x]101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again, James Reed
  12. [x]Letters to a Young Scientist, Edward O. Wilson
  13. [x]how to answer interview questions - Peggy McKee
2018: [20 books]
  1. [x]dare to lead
  2. [x]the subtle art of not giving a fuck
  3. [x]portraits of courage - George W Bush
  4. [x]Almost Interesting - David Spade
  5. [x]girl, wash your face
  6. [x]不再神圣的经济学
  7. [x]David Spade: a Polaroid guy in a snapchat world
  8. [x]book yourself solid
  9. [x]指数基金投资指南
  10. [x]how to win friends and influence people
  11. [x]番茄工作法图解
  12. [x]Nudge
  13. [x]the influential minds
  14. [x]the power of habit
  15. [x]a higher loyalty
  16. [x]the 5 second rule
  17. [x]Tig Notaro: I’m just a person
  18. [x]Lean in for Graduates: Sheryl Sandberg
  19. [x]thank you for being late
  20. [x]I can’t make this up - life lessons
2017: [3 books]
  1. [x]everybody lies
  2. [x]how to start a conversation and make friends
  3. [x]Breaking Free

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