A portrait of me

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  • The Story of Art — E.H. Gombrich
  • 君たちはどう生きるか — 吉野源三郎

2024

  • 中國大歷史 — 黃仁宇
  • The Other Name: Septology I-II — Jon Fosse, translated by Daimon Searls
  • 殘骸書 — 陳列
  • 坊っちゃん — 夏目漱石
  • 一口氣讀完大清史 — 孫秀玲
  • 銀河鉄道の夜 — 宮沢賢治
  • A Shining — Jon Fosse
  • Snow Country (en) — Yasunari Kawabata, translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
  • The World of Sex — Henry Miller

2023

  • Trust — Hernan Diaz
  • Far from the Tree — Andrew Solomon
  • 台北人 — 白先勇
  • Shift — Hugh Howey
  • SPQR (A History of Ancient Rome) — Mary Beard
  • The Staff Engineer's Path — Tanya Reilly
  • Bluets — Maggie Nelson
  • The Employees — Olga Ravn (translated by Martin Aitken)
  • You Are Not Expected to Understand This — (edited by) Torie Bosch & (illustrations by) Kelly Chudler
  • Wool — Hugh Howey
  • Utopia for Realists — Rutger Bregman
  • The Left Hand of Darkness — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • God Emperor of Dune — Frank Herbert
  • The Wind's Twelve Quarters (70%) — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • the curious incident of the dog in the night-time — Mark Haddon
  • The Dispossessed — Ursula K. Le Guin

2022

  • A Player of Games — Iain M. Banks
  • I, Claudius — Robert Grove
  • Hiroshima — John Hersey
  • Factfullness — Hans Rosling, Ola, Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • The Bomber Mafia — Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Plague — Albert Camus
  • Circe — Madeline Miller
  • The Soul of a New Machine — Tracy Kidder
  • 流浪苍穹 (Vagabonds) — 郝景芳 (Hao Jingfang)

2021

  • 我的精神家园 — 王小波
  • 一只特立独行的猪 — 王小波
  • Children of Dune — Frank Herbert
  • Design is Storytelling — Ellen Lupton
  • The Pragmatic Programmer — David Thomas, Andrew Hunt
  • 複眼人 (The Man with the Compound Eyes) — 吳明益 (Wu Ming-Yi)
  • The Song of Achilles — Madeline Miller
  • The Hidden Girl and Other Stories — Ken Liu
  • The Night Watchman — Louise Edrich
  • Tokyo Ueno Station — Yu Miri
  • The Midnight Library — Matt Haig
  • Dune Messiah — Frank Herbert
  • A Crack in Creation — Jennifer Doudna & Samuel Sternberv
  • A Little Life — Hanya Yamagihara
  • The Order of Time — Carlo Rovelli
  • Man's Search for Meaning — Viktore Frankl
  • Dune — Frank Herbert
  • A Gentleman in Moscow — Amor Towles

2020

  • User Friendly — Cliff Kuang & Robert Fabricant
  • No Rules Rules — Read Hasting & Erin Meyer
  • The Handmaids's Tale — Margaret Atwood
  • The Death of Truth — Michiko Kakutani
  • The Dutch House — Ann Patchett
  • Broken Earth, The Stone Sky — N.K. Jemisin
  • The Silk Road — Peter Frankopan
  • Broken Earth, The Oblesik Gate — N.K. Jemisin
  • Dear Ijeawele — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Broken Earth, The Fifth Season — N.K. Jemisin
  • The Pleasure — Mary Gaitskill

2019

  • Educated — Tara Westover
  • The Book Thief — Markus Zusak
  • The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt
  • The Four — Scott Galloway
  • Creative Selection — Ken Kocienda
  • Don’t make me think — Steve Krug
  • The Hours — Michael Cunningham
  • Pachinko — Min Jin Lee
  • Amsterdam — Russell Russo
  • The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness — Andy Puddicombe
  • Shoe Dog — Phil Knight
  • 蛙 — 莫言
  • 21 lessons for the 21st century — Yuval Noah Harari
  • Bad Blood — John Carreyrou
  • Capitalism’s without Capital — Jonathan Haskel & Stian Westlake
  • Enlightenment Now — Steven Pinker
  • When Breath Becomes Air — Paul Kalanithi
  • A Walk in the Woods — Bill Bryson

2014 - 2018

  • The Shadow of the Wind — Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Upheaval — Jared Diamond
  • Amity and Prosperity — Eliza Griswold
  • How the World Thinks — Julian Baggini
  • Memoirs of a Geisha — Arthur Golden
  • Ready Player One — Ernest Cline
  • 活著 — 余華
  • 皮囊 — 蔡崇达
  • 天才在左,疯子在右 — 高铭
  • Algorithm to Live By — Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
  • The Paper Menagerie — Ken Liu
  • The Everything Store — Brad Stone
  • Becoming Steve Jobs — Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli
  • Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson
  • Einstein — Walter Isaacson
  • Sapiens — Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Language Instinct — Steven Pinker
  • Visual Intelligence — Amy E. Herman
  • Atlas Shrugged — Ayn Rand
  • Into the Wild — Jon Krakauer
  • 死神永身 — 劉慈欣
  • 黑暗森林 — 劉慈欣
  • 三體 — 劉慈欣
  • 巨嬰國 — 武志紅
  • The Little Prince — Antone De Saint Exupéry
  • Wind, Sand and Stars — Antone De Saint Exupéry
  • Flight to Arras — Antone De Saint Exupéry
  • Night Flight — Antone De Saint Exupéry
  • The Age of Cryptocurrency — Paul Vigna & Michael J. Casey
  • A Little History of the World — Gombrich, E. H.
  • Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury
  • We — Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • 1984 — George Orwell
  • Quiet — Susan Cain