LIOHFL 2ed ImageFor quite a few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good reading target to shoot for.

Last year, I read 59 books. Or, more accurately, I listed 59 books that I read. I “read” many business books in the form of getAbstract summaries and I don’t list books that might reveal certain things I might (or might not) be working on.

I’m doing the same thing in 2017. My approach is the same in previous years – I’ll simply update this post from time to time from time to time throughout the year as I finish books.

I’ve enjoyed doing this challenge every year and hope you find the list useful. And I encourage you to take the challenge yourself.

I welcome your recommendations of good books I might read this year.

As Bill Taylor says, “Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?” Challenging yourself to read 52 books is probably a good way to start to answer that question.








38. Quiet, Susan Cain
37. August of Money, Mehul Desai
36. Pivot, Adam Markel
35. Mortal Causes, Ian Rankin


34. The Black Book, Ian Rankin
33. Strip Jack, Ian Rankin
32. The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis


31. The Lessons of History, Will and Ariel Durant
30. The Scorpio Illusion, Robert Ludlum
29. 1491, Charles Mann
28. Crashed, Timothy Hallinan
27. Let It Go, Peter Walsh
26. Tooth and Nail, Ian Rankin
25. Shoe Dog, Phil Knight
24. Lucky Bastard, Joe Buck
23. Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett


22. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Andrea Wolf
21. Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
20. The Lion’s Gate, Steven Pressfield
19. Necessary Endings, Henry Cloud
18. Hide and Seek, Ian Rankin
17. Tools of Titans, Tim Ferriss
16. The Prisoner, Alex Berenson
15. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande


14. Insane Clown President, Matt Tabibi
13. Deep Work, Cal Newport
12. Windows 10 for Dummies, Andy Rathbone
11. Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss
10. 50 Plus!, Robert Dilenschneider
9. Knots and Crosses, Ian Rankin


8. The Pattern on the Stone, Danny Hillis
7. The 8 Colors of Fitness, Suzanne Brue
6. A Technique for Producing Ideas, James Webb Young
5. A Test of Wills, Charles Todd
4. The Index Revolution, Charles D. Ellis
3. The Black Mountain, Rex Stout
2. M Train, Patti Smith
1. Notorious RBG, Iron Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

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