Why I’ve started Coffee and Books

I mentioned in the about me page that last year I’ve managed to read 60 books. This made me consider having a new blog, just for them. I had a lifestyle blog for 6 years, and a couple of years ago I’ve decided to make a dedicated blog for my recipes, as I post one or two each week and I thought they will take over. Now, I’ve done the same thing with Coffee and Books, as writing individual reviews would have taken over my lifestyle blog. At the same time, a monthly round up didn’t seem sufficient for most of the book I’ve read.

On Coffee and Books I intend to publish a review at least twice each month. If I read more books, I will publish more often. I don’t want to have a number in mind, it’s a hobby and I don’t want to add any pressure, or it will ruin the fun. In an ideal scenario, I will publish a review each week. Let’s see how it goes.

Collage of 60 books

If you are interested in what books I’ve read in 2017, in alphabetical order by title:
1. A Briefer History of time. The Science Classic Made More Accessible by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
2. A New Way of Seeing the World. Fractal geometry by Maria Isabel Binimelis Bassa
3. A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
4. Alexander McQueen – Blood beneath the skin by Andrew Wilson
5. Aussie Grit My Formula One Journey by Mark Webber
6. Becoming Steve Jobs. The evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schelnder and Rick Tetzeli
7. Best Mates. Six Favourite Stories by Michael Morpurgo
8. Bread and chocolate by Philippa Gregory
9. Cancer, Chemo and Curls by Llinos Mai Thomas
10. Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins
11. Fermat’s Enigma – Three centuries of mathematical challenge by Albert Violant i Holz
12. From the Abacus to the Digital Revolution. Algorithms and Computing by Vicenc Torra
13. Hygge. The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Soderberg
14. In the zone. How Champions Think and Win Big by Clyde Brolin
15. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
16. Mathematicians, Spies and Hackers. Coding and cryptography by Joan Gomez
17. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
18. Mortgages and Equations. Mathematics of the Economy by Lluis Artal and Josep Sales
19. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
20. My Rescue Dog Rescued Me. Amazing true stories of adopted canine heroes by Sharon Ward Keeble
21. None of Us Were Like This Before. American Soldiers and Torture by Joshua E.S. Phillips
22. Playing with the Senses. Art through mathematical eyes by Francisco Martin Casalderrey
23. Prisoners with Dilemmas and Dominant Strategies. Game theory by Jordi Deulofeu
24. Secrets of π. Why is it impossible to square the circle by Joaquin Navarro
25. Selected poems by Aphra Behn
26. Shadow of the Titanic. The extraordinary stories of those who survived by Andrew Wilson
27. Survival of the Prettiest – The science of Beauty by Nancy Etcoff
28. Survivors. True Stories of Children in the Holocaust by Allan Zullo and Mara Bovsun
29. Swimming Pool Sunday by Sophie Kinsella
30. Terrorist’s Creed. Fanatical violence and human need for meaning by Roger Griffin
31. The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
32. The Book of Hygge. The Danish art of living well by Louisa Thomsen Brits
33. The Constant Princess By Philippa Gregory
34. The Forgiveness Project by Marina Cantacuzino
35. The Golden Ratio – The mathematical language of beauty by Fernando Corbalan
36. The Intel Trinity How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company by Michael S. Malone
37. The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory
38. The King’s Concubine by Anne O’Brien
39. The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
40. The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
41. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
42. The Little Book of Hygge. The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
43. The Little Book of LYKKE. The Danish search for the world’s happiest people by Meik Wiking
44. The Marshmallow Test. Understanding self-control and how to master it by Walter Mischel
45. The Missionary Position. Mother Theresa in theory and in practice by Christopher Hitchens
46. The Myth of Martyrdom. What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers by Adam Lankford
47. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
48. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory
49. The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
50. The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
51. The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory
52. The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
53. The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
54. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
55. The Women of the Cousins’ War. The Duchess, The Queen and the King’s Mother by Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones
56. Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
57. Underground Maps and Neural Networks. The theory of graphs by Claudi Alsina
58. When Straight Lines become Curves non-Euclidean geometry by Joan Gomez Urgelles
59. Women in Mathematics. From Hypatia to Emmy Noether by Joaquin Navarro
60. Wonder Cats. True stories of extraordinary felines by Ashley Morgan

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