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© 2020 by Haotian He

LET'S TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

With my yearly reading goal of 20 books, every year I carefully pick 20 books to read, review, and reflect.

📚 Reading of Current Season

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📖 2020 Reading List So-Far (Re-read books excluded)
📖 2019 Reading List
  • My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  • The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
  • Dostoevsky: a Writer in His Time by Joseph Frank 👍🏻
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 👍🏻
  • And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov 👍🏻
  • Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos
  • Principles by Ray Dalio 👍🏻
  • The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro
  • 82년생 김지영 by 조남주 👍🏻 📝
  • The Complete Presepolis by Marjane Satrapi 👍🏻
  • The Language of Food: a Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky 👍🏻
  • Personal History by Katharine Graham
  • Educated by Tara Westover 👍🏻
  • How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
  • At the Existentialist Café by Sarah Bakewell 👍🏻
  • 紅太陽是怎樣升起的——延安整風運動的來龍去脈 by 高華
  • 世界中心的貧民窟:香港重慶大廈 by 麥高登 👍🏻
  • 巨嬰國 by 武志紅 👍🏻
  • The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam by Douglas Murray
  • ​人生 by 路遥
📖 2018 Reading List
  • Portfolios of the Poor by Daryl Collins et al.
  • Poor Economics: A Radical Thinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee
  • The Origins of the English Parliament 924-1327 by J. R. Maddicott
  • Origins of the Common Law by Arthur Hogue
  • History of the Common Law by John Langbein et al.
  • The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin 👍🏻
  • The Boys int he Boat by Daniel Brown
  • Asian Americans: an Interpretive History by Sucheng Chan
  • Margaret Thatcher, At Her Zenith: in London, Washington and Moscow by Charles Moore
  • Margaret Thatcher: the Autobiography by Margaret Thatcher 👍🏻
  • The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher 👍🏻
  • The Path to Power by Margaret Thatcher
  • The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig 👍🏻
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky 👍🏻
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky 👍🏻
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoevsky 👍🏻
  • The Red Flag: a History of Communism by David Priestland
  • The Party: the Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
📖 2017 Reading List
  • Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond 👍🏻
  • Putin Country: a Journey into the Real Russia by Anne Carrels
  • The Fever of 1721: the Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics by Stephen Coss
  • Imprudent King: a New Life of Philip II by Geoffrey Parker
  • The Park Chung Hee Era: the Transformation of South Korea by Byung-Kook Kim
  • The Origins of the Choson Dynasty by John Duncan
  • In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
  • Guns, Germs, and Stell: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond 👍🏻
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter 👍🏻
  • Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard 👍🏻
  • Either/Or Vol. I by Søren Kierkegaard 👍🏻
  • The Sickness Unto Death by Søren Kierkegaard 👍🏻
  • Fear and Trembling/Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard 👍🏻
  • A Kierkegaard Anthology by Robert Bretall
  • Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture by Carl Schorske
  • City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas by Roger Crowley
  • Margaret Thatcher, From Grantham to the Falklands by Charles Moore
  • Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21th Century by Christian Caryl 👍🏻
  • The Man Who Stayed Behind by Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett
📖 2016 Reading List
  • 甲午战争史 by 戚其章 👍🏻
  • 200年日本史:德川以來的近代化進程 by 安德魯·戈登 👍🏻
  • 跨海之战——金门,海南,一江山 by 刘统
  • 戰後70年臺灣史(1945~2015)by 陳世昌
  • My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power by Hsiu-lien Lu
  • 东晋门阀政治 by 田余庆 👍🏻
  • 村上春樹 雑文集 by 村上春樹 👍🏻
  • 坂の上の雲(一)〜(八) by 司馬遼太郎 👍🏻
  • Escape from Manchuria by Paul Maruyama
  • Manchurian Legacy by Kazuko Kuramoto
  • 何有此生——一个日本遗孤的回忆 by 中岛幼八
  • The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of The Japanese Empire by John Toland
  • Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 👍🏻
  • Le capital au XXI siècle by Thomas Piketty
  • 法律之门 by 约翰·博西格诺
  • The Birth of Politics by Melissa Lane
  • 日本文化史 by 叶渭渠 👍🏻
  • Voices from Chernobyl: the Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
  • Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East and the Caucasus by Robert D. Kaplan
  • The Impossible Country: a Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia by Brian Hall