Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside Beijing Comrades Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Year of Food Life The Last Lecture Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution Eat a Peach: A Memoir
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations Calypso The Last Lecture Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated) When You Are Engulfed in Flames Principles: Life and Work
Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, with an Introduction by Walter Isaacson Fight Club Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Naked Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution Principles: Life and Work In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Happy-Go-Lucky Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia The Subplot: What China Is Reading and Why It Matters

2023 Reading Log

2023 Reading Log

By Lev's Bookshelf
The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch

$24.00 $22.32

Inspiring, heartbreaking, still brings me to tears. Don't leave your 20s without reading this.

Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution

Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution

Rainn Wilson

$28.00 $26.04

A surprisingly powerful book by someone I didn’t ever think to take seriously. Gave ma lot to think about, still thinking about some of the ideas months after reading.

Principles: Life and Work

Principles: Life and Work

Ray Dalio

$32.50 $30.23

Philosophy on how to approach your life and work.

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated)

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated)

Anthony Bourdain

$18.99 $17.66

I miss Anthony Bourdain.

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

Eat a Peach: A Memoir

Gabe Ulla and David Chang

$17.99 $16.73

Fascinating peek into the mind of a brilliant chef.

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Ken Liu

$19.99 $18.59

Great collection of Chinese Science Fiction.

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Joshua Foer

$18.00 $16.74

Changed my life and has led to me keep a daily journal to prevent life from turning into one big blur.

Beijing Comrades

Beijing Comrades

Bei Tong

$16.95 $15.76

rare LGBT Chinese fiction and a heartbreaking story.

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different

Chuck Palahniuk

$18.99 $17.66

Inspiring book for aspiring writers.

The Subplot: What China Is Reading and Why It Matters

The Subplot: What China Is Reading and Why It Matters

Megan Walsh

$16.00 $14.88

Read for inspiration on what else to read about China.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo

$16.99 $15.80

Inspiration on how to let go of things.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Year of Food Life

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Year of Food Life

Barbara Kingsolver, Lily Hopp Kingsolver, et al.

$19.99 $18.59

Inspired me to subscribe to a CSA box and start an herb garden. One day I will grow more stuff.

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

David Sedaris

$36.00

Part of my Sedaris Binge, this one was good.

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Michael Pollan

$18.00 $16.74

A bit too preachy, but has some useful nuggets.

Fight Club

Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

$15.95 $14.83

Finally got around to reading this, brilliant writing.

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

$17.99 $16.73

I enjoyed the collection but its for fans only.

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

Naked Lunch: The Restored Text

William S. Burroughs Jr

$17.00 $15.81

Hard to read and get into, but worth it in the end.

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, with an Introduction by Walter Isaacson

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, with an Introduction by Walter Isaacson

$28.00 $26.04

Some real nuggets, but wish there was more of a narrative.

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Anthony Bourdain

$17.99 $16.73

Fans only, re-read Kitchen Confidential if you need a kick.

Naked

Naked

David Sedaris

$17.99 $16.73

Part of my Sedaris Binge, this one was okay.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris

$19.99 $18.59

Part of my Sedaris Binge, this one was good.

Calypso

Calypso

David Sedaris

$18.99 $17.66

Part of my Sedaris Binge.

Happy-Go-Lucky

Happy-Go-Lucky

David Sedaris

$18.99 $17.66

Part of my Sedaris Binge.