The New Asian Standard: Read one book a year and just be happy goddamnit

If you haven’t noticed already, it’s been quiet here at Nostalgicism Studios. This, of course, doesn’t mean that I’ve been productive. No. No. No. You should know me better than that. 😛 But there’s been a splash of productively here and there. Mostly in the reading department. Kind of.

I have maintained my usual two books a month, up until May and it’s not starting to look good for June and the coming months. It’s a little disappointing, but as long as I’m reading at least a sentence per year, I’m fine.

Here is a brief overview of the books I’ve read so far.

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
An Atheist teenager befriends a group of misfits when he is forced to go to a Christian school.
Sourdough by Robin Sloan (Re-read)
A programmer finds a new purpose in her life when the two owners of the restaurant she frequents suddenly leaves her with a mysterious sourdough starter that seems to have a mind of its own.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Long
An orphan with unbelievable abilities has a significant impact on the lives of the people he encounters throughout his life.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Re-read)
An autistic teenager is determined to find out who killed his neighbor’s dog
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
A teenager struggling with both his school and home life reconnects with his foster brother.
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan
Apollo continue on his journey to regain his powers and save humanity (if he absolutely has to, of course).
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom
A girl who is hiding her bipolar disorder from her friends tries to reconnect with a friend she had a falling out with
The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
After being nearly expelled for a harmless prank, a slacker becomes the mentor of an awkward Norwegian student.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
After a teenager witnesses a police officer shoot and kill her old childhood friend, her life slowly unravels as she struggles to deal with it and the other aspects of her life.

Ideally, I would like to read at least 24 books this year. Actually, pretty much every year. But I’d honestly be happy as long I’m reading consistently, or maybe at least one book a year. I’m a man with very low standards. 😛

2 thoughts on “The New Asian Standard: Read one book a year and just be happy goddamnit

  1. If nothing else at least you’re still reading something!

    I haven’t read any of those, though I did read some of The Trials of Apollo. Someday I’ll return to that.

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