For 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 79 books, exceeding my goal by quite a bit. Or, more accurately, I listed 79 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 2018. 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.










27. The Big Four, Agatha Christie
26. The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Agatha Christie
25. Autonomous, Annalee Newitz


24, Lagom, Linnea Dunne
23. The Deceivers, Alex Berenson
22. The Kremlin Candidate, Jason Matthews
21`. Telling Tales, Ann Cleeves
20. Dollars and Sense, Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
19. Thinking in Bets, Annie Duke
18. You Need a Budget, Jesse Mecham
17. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz


16. The Seekers, Daniel Boorstin
15. Murder in the Dark, Kerry Greenwood
14. Unnatural Habits, Kerry Greenwood
13. Singapore Noir, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
12. Gold Dust Woman, Stephen Davis
11. Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winsoear
10. Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson


9. The Martian, Andy Weir
8. The One Thing, Gary Keller
7. American Nations, Colin Woodward
6. The Four Steps to Epiphany, Steve Blank
5. Living Forward, Michael Hyatt
4. Encore, Marc Freedman
3. Portfolio Life, David Corbett
2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
1. Urn Burial, Kerry Greenwood

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