I did a post in 2019 reviewing all the books I read that year. That post was “a retrospective on my best year of reading in a decade.” I read 16 books that year, and in 2020 I read 26 so I’ve kept up the habit 🙂. I still use Goodreads.com to track my reading, but recently Goodreads killed their public API so the Command Line Interface (CLI) application that I built for Goodreads is now dead. Alas. Instead of inlining my reviews of books in this post, I’ll leverage the new functionality I added to this site to power my library page to link to reviews of all the books I read this year. Below are the covers, titles, authors, and ratings of the 26 books I read this year. Click them to read my short review. The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway ★★★★★ Tender Is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald ★★★★ Children of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #3) Frank Herbert ★★★★★ Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad ★★★★ Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates ★★★★ Foundation (Foundation, #1) Isaac Asimov ★★★★ Why We're Polarized Ezra Klein ★★★★ The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming David Wallace-Wells ★★★★ The Pearl John Steinbeck ★★★ Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, #2) Frank Herbert ★★★★ The End of Policing Alex S. Vitale ★★★★ Liar's Poker Michael Lewis ★★★ Dune (Dune, #1) Frank Herbert ★★★★★ The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ★★★★ The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Michael Lewis ★★★★ Constructing the Political Spectacle Murray Edelman ★★★★★ Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond ★★★★★ The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business Clayton M. Christensen ★★★★★ Designing Data-Intensive Applications Martin Kleppmann ★★★★★ The Road Cormac McCarthy ★★★★ Normal People Sally Rooney ★★★★ Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny Kate Manne ★★★★★ Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ★★★★ Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel ★★★★ I’ve set my 2021 reading goal at 30 books. Will see how it goes.