Since 2017 I've kept comprehensive lists of "things" I've completed, one of those list being books I've completed. The reasons for doing this somewhat laborious task are as followed;
- Motivation to finish what I start
- Track time invested in what I enjoy
- Be able to make educated purchases in the future
While again this may seem tedious to some since starting this I have gained a greater appreciation for what I've consumed and tend now to be weary of starting something unless I wish to finish it to completion.
This year, while having lost my job in January, taking online courses and moving to another city, I was able to complete the most amount of books and overall was able to work through my massive backlog.
Below is the list of books I've completed this year grouped by genre or topic.
|Ruby on Rails Cookbook|
|Land Of Lisp|
|Practical C Programming|
|Practical Common Lisp|
|Linux Programming Interface|
|Linux In A Nutshell|
|Manga In Theory and Practice|
|Beginner's Japanese Script|
|Essential Japanese Grammar|
|Riichi Book 1 - Mahjong|
|Steal This Book|
|To Engineer Is Human|
|Plato: Five Dialogues|
|The Hand And It's Mysteries|
|Phone Losers Of America|
These are the books that I didn't finish this year either due to time or I started them near the end of the year.
|Started But Not Completed|
|The I Ching workbook|
|SICP - Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs|
|Introduction to Algorithms|
|Learn You a Haskell For Great Good|
|Genki 1 - Japanese Course Book|
|Steal This Computer 4.0|
|The Disaster Artist|
My intention is to give inspiration for logging and tracking the things that you consume to better understand your interests and perhaps gain some insight as to what you may enjoy investing your time in more. I hope that this post inspires someone out there to go out and start tracking what all they've completed.