Books I read in 2023

In 2023, I managed to finish reading 18 books, a bit more than the previous year but fewer than in 2020. During the pandemic in 2020, when I was spending long hours at home, I had more time to read. Even though I read more this year, I found myself losing interest in several books […]

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Books I read in 2022

With so little time available and an abundance of books to read, I believe one of the most complex tasks is making choices. The presence of numerous good books makes it impossible to select the best ones. Therefore, I have decided that I will try to focus only on those books that have stood the

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Books I read in 2021

For the first time since 2012 I read more than 20 books in a single year, including novels by Nobel Prize winners Naguib Mahfouz (Palace Walk) and Doris Lessing (The Fifth Child). I am a slow reader and typically I can read only at night, but still I am excited with this little accomplishment. If

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The Wager by David Grann

The Wager by David Grann. This book, published in 2023, offers a fascinating glimpse into the challenges of navigating the world in the 18th century. It uses details from 280-year-old logbooks to create a fictionalized account of the adventure. In my opinion, this story feels more like fact than fiction, as the author has done

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Destined for war: Can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap? by Graham Allison

Destined for war: Can America and China escape Thucydides’s trap? by Graham Allison. Lately, I’ve been reading about current global conflicts, starting with “The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy” by John Mearsheimer and “Silent Invasion” by Hamilton Clive. Both authors are academics in the US and Australia, respectively, making their books well-crafted and thoroughly

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