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I list here books I read, nowadays primarily e-books and audio-books.

Literature for me is an art form, writing that has both artistic and intellectual value. Literary fiction, mostly classic, I read overwhelmingly in the first part of my life - poetry and prose. Non-fiction is what I prefer now.

My reading in the year of pandemic, 47 books, most nonfiction.

Most of the books I remembered reading and found on Goodreads by January 2019.

21 Pages Read 2017 2021 Lena Nechet

The most pages I read in 2019 (21760).

My book reading statistics for the last few years.
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Books to read in 2018+:
Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky
Post-Romantic Stress Disorder: What to Do When the Honeymoon Is Over
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
A Little History of Economics
The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters
In the Midst of Winter
Screenwriting For Hollywood
Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
The Open Society and Its Enemies
Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success
Marketing Myopia
Marketing for Business Growth
The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
The Illustrated Man
Escape Velocity: Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past
Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

To read, maybe:
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer
Born to Run
The Culture Industry
True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
The Autumn of the Patriarch
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
Heart of Darkness
Haunting The Knowledge Economy
The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
The Iliad
The Prince
Die großen Erzählungen
Traumnovelle und andere Erzählungen
The Immoralist
Schroedinger's Universe and the Origin of the Natural Laws
Saving Capitalism From The Capitalists: How Open Financial Markets Challenge the Establishment and Spread Prosperity to Rich and Poor Alike

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I've been a librarian on GoodReads for many years, and I still save my reading list there. These are the 100 latest books I read, with ratings and occasional short notes, in addition to authors and titles.

At least half of them were audio books that I listened during exercising and simple errands like driving and shopping. 

Listening to audiobooks saves me time and enriches my life, shielding me from the aspects of the reality I rather ignore.

The latest hundred books that I read.
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Here are a few books I read this year, 2015, about filmmaking, with ratings.

A few books I read this year about filmmaking, with ratings.
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Toshiji Mukai Book

I borrowed a photography book.

Toshiji Mukai, Book

In my teenage years I read most of classic Russian literature:

Alexander Radishchev, Ivan Krylov, Alexander Griboyedov, Vasily Zhukovsky, Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Tyutchev, Mikhail Lermontov, Nikolai Gogol, Aleksey Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Afanasy Fet, Nikolai Nekrasov, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ivan Goncharov, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Nikolai Leskov, Anton Chekhov, Konstantin Balmont, Valery Bryusov, Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilyov, Sergei Yesenin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva, Osip Mandelstam, Aleksandr Kuprin, Ivan Bunin, Leonid Andreyev, Velemir Khlebnikov, Yury OleshaFyodor Sologub, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Alexander Belyaev, Andrei Bely, Maxim Gorky, Isaac Babel, Andrei Platonov, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nikolay Zabolotsky, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Nikolay Ostrovsky, Alexander Fadeyev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Daniil Kharms, Mikhail Sholokhov, Boris Pasternak, Nikolay Nosov, Korney Chukovsky, Samuil Marshak, Agnia Barto, Ilya Ilf, Yevgeny Petrov, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky, Victor Pelevin.

My favorite Russian authors.


Lena Nechet, artist - Fine art, media productions, language.
San Diego, California , USA ,
Art@LenaNechet.com 323-686-1771

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