This past July marked my fifth year in Chicago. It’s an arbitrary milestone, yet feels like a natural reflection point. Upon reflecting, what stands out most to me is the wide variety of great people this city has brought into my life throughout the years.
But this is not a blog about relationships, it’s a blog about books. And many of those people have not followed my reviews all five years, so now is as good a time as any to revisit everything I’ve read since I’ve lived in Chicago.
I’ve split this reminiscing into three posts:
- Analyzing Five Years of Chicago Reading: Here I dive into the data to learn more about my reading habits (and share them with you).
- Where I’ve Changed My Mind: I reflect back on my reviews and discuss how I’ve changed my opinion on certain books over time.
- Top 15 Books I’ve Read in the Last Five Years: I list, in order, the best books I’ve read since I’ve lived in Chicago. There should be some interesting surprises for anyone who hasn’t known me this whole time.
A full list of all the books is available in Google Sheets.