My 2020 Reading List

Nikolas Osvalds
2 min readJan 1, 2021


I set a goal for 2020 to read 10 books and managed to read 21! A few factors helped a lot. Leaving my job at Epic in February and being locked down for several months. This is definitely the most reading I’ve done since my college days (and studying Engineering meant I didn’t do that much 😂). I’ve really enjoyed this as a new hobby and feel fortunate to have had so much time to devote to it!

Favorite reading location: fireside

1. The girl with the dragon tattoo — Jan

2. The girl who played with fire — Feb

3. The girl who kicked the hornets nest — Mar

4. The Sorrows of Work — Mar

5. Isambard Kingdom Brunel — Mar-Apr

6. The Untethered Soul — Apr

7. This is going to hurt — May

8. The handmaids tale — May

9. Miles from Nowhere — Jun

10. The Rooster Bar — July

11. Hillbilly Elegy — Jul

12. The prison doctor — Jul

13. A house in the sky — Aug

14. A thousand splendid suns — Aug

15. Rick Mercer — Final Report — Aug

16. Live and Let Die — Sept

17. And the Mountains Echoed — Sept

18. Outliers — Oct

19. Anna Karenina — Oct-Dec

20. All my friends are superheroes — Dec

21. How to Read Water — Dec

Already on the list for 2021:

  • Drawdown — The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
  • Wild Signs and Star Paths
  • The Walkers Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs
  • In Pursuit of Spring



Nikolas Osvalds

I’m passionate about doing good, giving back, and helping to tackle the climate crisis with my working life, ideally with code.