After turning 29 years old (about 3 years ago) I noticed how quickly my twenties passed and how quickly time passes when you get older. So much things left undone, so much still to learn, so little time left in life. As a youngster I was an avid reader and read late into the night, even upsetting my parent because the little sleep I got.
During my twenties I mostly read study books and gradually more and more articles and content on the web. I watched massive amounts of tv-series and movies to get my drift for interesting stories and to enrich my fantasy. This went at the expense of books.
Currently the most prominent or interesting movies and TV-series are based off of books. Even older cult and popular movies such as Fight Club, Jurassic Park, The Godfather and many more are based off of books! One of my favorites novels was adapted to a movie as well; World War Z.
So I decided to start reading more as this form of stories allows for a wider imagination and use of your own fantasy. It pulls you deeper into the story and keeps you entertained much longer than the two hours most movies wrap the story into.
This year (2017) I’ve read 8 books; (still way below the global average of 12!)
- The Faults in our Stars – John Green (Amazon)
- Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (Amazon)
- Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton (Amazon)
- The Lost World – Michael Crichton (Amazon)
- The Case for Mars – Robert Zubrin (Amazon)
- Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk (Amazon)
- Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson (Amazon)
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari (Amazon)