Reading List

Growing up, reading was my escape from a world filled with bullying (and a ton of insecurities). It allowed me to explore different ideas, thoughts, and concepts. And above all, it served as a way to develop myself. Once I had started college, however, that habit slowly faded away due to my focus and attention being on academics and other activities. That's not to say that I don't just get into a flurry of book reading, such as when the COVID-19 pandemic caused stay-at-home orders for the majority of 2020, I had read the entirety of Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy in a mere two months. At the very least, I'm seeking to establish some routine in reading books, and figured that maintaining a reading list would be one way of doing so.

As such, this will be a living reading list: I'll keep adding to it and possibly reorder, but won't necessarily delete any books unless they (or the author) turn out to be irrevocably unredeemable due to their actions, thoughts, or beliefs.

Books I am Currently Reading

  • The Witchwood Crown by Tad Williams

Books I've Read

  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Eldest by Christopher Paolini
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  • The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
  • Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams
  • To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  • Brothers of the Wind by Tad Williams
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams

A Non-Exhaustive Book Backlog in No Particular Order

  • Empire of Grass by Tad Wiliams
  • Into the Narrowdark by Tad Williams
  • The Navigator's Children by Tad Williams (unreleased, expected 2024)
  • Murtagh by Christopher Paolini
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • La Guerra del Pacifico by Rafael Mellafe Mauricio Pelayo
  • Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee by Shannon Lee