Mike Ashley

2020 End of Year Booklist

My 2020 goal was to read some harder books, but this didn’t really happen. I read Meditations, which was a tough but worthwhile read. It made The Obstacle is the Way feel cheap. Instead this year I spent a lot of time on work, and when I wasn’t working, I was thinking about bicycling. In the year of Covid, indoor workouts on the trainer and a focus on improving fitness kept me going. Several books are about cycling.

At the end of Q3 my job role changed, and I took over R&D for the flow cytometry business at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. I had a crash course in immunology and flow cytometry with a few books to guide me.

Fiction was limited to just All the Pretty Horses, which is a beautiful book and well worth the time. For the most part, I felt much too busy to enjoy fiction this year.