Unstructured Reading

  1. Eat a Peach by David Chang
  2. VHF, Summits and More: Having Fun With Ham Radio by Robert A. Witte
  3. Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps by Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, Gene Kim
  4. Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy by Carlo Consoli
  5. Longitude:the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel
  6. Prepper Communications by Craig Buck
  7. The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
  8. Storytelling with Data by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  9. Wild : a journey from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  10. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  11. The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
  12. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (I did not like this book.)
  13. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Structured Reading

At the beginning of this year, I randomly downloaded the Harvard Classics/Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf of books. This is a set of books that contains a selection of classic readings meant to provide a full classic liberal education in themselves.

My first exposure to this series was at my Granny’s house where she owned a subset of the shelf. I’ve never had a mind to read the entirety of the shelf.

Volume 50 of the 50-volume series contains several suggestions of the ways in which a reader may choose to tackle the task of intelligently navigating the embarrassment of material in the collection. I’ve naively chosen to follow the first suggested course of reading: The history of civilization.

Here I’ll track my progress and notes: