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A friend and I once worked out how many books a person could read in their lifetime. We were talking about a real reader, someone who read one book per week on average. Over a lifetime of reading - an average of 52 books per year for a lifetime of somewhere between 60 and 70 years - we came up with an approximation of 3500 books. To me, that doesn't sound like much.   

 

Since I realized how limited my reading life really is, I've been keeping better track of the books I finish (which is pretty much every book I start - I'm one of those!). I've also been making different choices about which books I pick up. This is the list as it currently stands, with many books unfortunately forgotten from my early reading years.

Currently reading

Death's End (Remembrance of Earth's Past)
Cixin Liu
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World
Peter Wohlleben
My Struggle: Book 1
Karl Ove Knausgård, Don Bartlett
Progress: 176/430 pages