I measure my life in books.
2013 was the year of Victoria Prego’s Así se hizo la Transición (This Is How the Transition Was Made).
2014 was the year of Philip Bobbitt’s The Shield of Achilles.
2015 was the year of Rafael Chirbes’s On the Edge.
2016 was the year of Sam Quinones’s Dreamland.
2020 will be, without any doubt, the year of Clive James’s Cultural Amnesia.
These are not just books I like. I read so much and I like a lot of what I read. These are books that become part of me and make me change my life. They aren’t really books but profound, intense experiences.
Maybe I should create a special shelf in my library for life-changing books.
P.S. And 2019 was Shoshana Zuboff’s Surveillance Capitalism, of course. I have no idea how I ended up skipping 2019.