Why you should read 50 books a year, vol II

About two years ago I wrote a blog post with the 50 books I had read since I had moved to Miami. Since I haven’t posted on this blog in about a year, I figured this would be a good place to start. Here are the 50 books I read between January 2017 and July 2018:

Fiction:

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

Skinny by Diana Spechler

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Gravity by Robert M Drake

Moon Theory by Robert M Drake

Side Effects by Woody Allen

Las Aventuras De Juan Planchard by Jonathan Jacubowicz

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Along The Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams

The Brief and Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Skyes and Jo Piazza

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

As She Climbed Accross The Table by Jonathan Lethem

Hyperbole and A Half by Allie Brosch

Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Course Of Love by Alain de Botton

Landslide: True Stories by Minna Zallman Proctor

Planting Gardens in Graves by R.H Sin

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Non-Fiction:

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale 

How To Create Million Dollar Ideas by Earl Nightingale

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

All The Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

The Emperor Of All Maladies by Siddartha Mukherjee

Material Girl, Mystic World by Ruby Warrington

Everything That Remains by The Minimalists

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Mason

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Sweat Equity by Jason Kelly

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

The Man In The Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal

The Five Levels Of Attachment by Don Miguel Ruiz JR.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

You Are A Badass by Jenn Sincero

Feeding The Hungry Heart: The Experience Of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth

My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Pattel

Spanish:

Como Agua Para Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Seda by Alesandro Baricco

Dime Que Comes Y Te Dire Que Sientes by Alejandro Chaban

Cuentos De Buenas Noches Para Ninas Rebeldes by Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo

El Libro De Las Relaciones by Mia Astral

Uno Siempre Cambia Al Amor De Su Vida Por Otro Amor O Por Otra Vida by Amalia Andrade

Cosas Que Piensas Cuando Te Muerdes Las Unas by Amalia Andrade

Chakra Vinyasa: Un Viaje A Traves De Los Chakras by Vanessa Birnbaum

Health And Wellness:

Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal

Mon Cahier Yoga by Geraldine Letheret

The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

Why You Eat What You Eat by Rachel Herz

Let’s Talk About Miami.

Original essay written for Aileen Zeigen’s Masters of Architecture thesis: Invisible Cities. Aileen is not only one of the most talented human beings I know but has also been my friend for over 12 years and my family for life. I feel so honored to have been chosen to participate in this project.

Invisible Cities: Miami

If I had to boil Waves to a single sentence it would be “se habla ingles.” There is no greater truth than that previous statement: people in Waves speak English. They also speak Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese and pretty much any other language and dialect you can fathom. Although Waves is geographically located in the south of the United States I would dare say that this city is an ocean drop that contains a grain of salt from every part of the world.

Waves’ architecture is a direct reflection of this idea. One could say that its’ white buildings with blue windows represent the ocean and the sky, which is how most people arrive to this city. Because the thing is that throughout the years, Waves has become the landing strip for anyone who is craving a new adventure.

Even though Waves is one of the youngest most modern cities in the world, those who have developed it have made sure it maintains its authenticity. Here you can find neighborhoods like Miami Beach, which is over one hundred years old just minutes away from neighborhoods like Wynwood which barely a decade young. The best part is that they fit together in perfect harmony. I guess Waves really respects its elders.

As cities evolve they seem to earn a reputation for what they provide for the people who visit them. Paris promises you love, New York promises you that if you can make it there you can make it anywhere but Waves just wants the best for everyone. When you arrive here it welcomes you with open arms and its ocean views urge you to stay. It treats everyone who lands here as an equally important grain of salt that is essential to this ocean drop donde se habla ingles.