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 115 books, exceeding my goal by quite a bit. Or, more accurately, I listed 115 books that I read. I don’t list books that might reveal certain things I might (or might not) be working on. You will also notice tat I’ve been attempting to read the entire catalog of books of certain authors of detective stories. If 2018, those were Marcia Muller (Sharon McCone) and Peter Robinson (Inspector Banks).
If you forced me to pick a top 10 for 2018 (or ten recommendations for books you might read), I’d probably list:
Autonomous, Annalee Newitz
The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz
Build an A Team, Whitney Johnson
Portfolio Life, David Corbett
The E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber
For All the Tea in China, Sarah Rose
Gridiron Genius, Mike Lombardi
Creative Strategy, William Duggan
Building a Story Brand, Donald Miller
The Dan Sullivan Question, Dan Sullivan
I’m doing the same thing in 2019. 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. Locked In, Marcia Muller
37. Burn Out, Marcia Muller
36. Metropolis, Philip Kerr
35. The Most Important Thing Illuminated, Howard Marks
34. The Ever-running Man, Marcia Muller
33. Vanishing Point, Marcia Muller
32. The Dangerous Hour, Marcia Muller
31. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
30. Invested, Danielle Town and Phil Town
29. Profit First, Michael Michalowitz
28. The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri
27. Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog, Grant Peterson
26. Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez
25. Women & Power, Mary Beard
24. Innovating, Luis Perez-Breva
23. The Purity of Vengeance, Jussi Adler-Olsen
22. Essentialism, Greg McKeown
21. A Conspiracy of Faith, Jussi Adler-Olsen
20. Wild Fire, Ann Cleeves
19. Careless Love, Peter Robinson
18. Start with Why, Simon Sinek
17. The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande
16. The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout
15. Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood, Karina Longworth
14. Rupture, Ragnar Jonasson
13. Depth of Winter, Craig Johnson
12. The Future of Professions, Richard and Daniel Susskind
11. Fer De Lance, Rex Stout
10. 10 Step KPI System, Aleksky Savkin
9. Measuring Performance, Harvard Business Press
8. Faceoff, David Hagberg
7. Listen to the Silence, Marcia Muller
6. The Minimalist Home, Joshua Becker
5. Dead Midnight, Marcia Muller
4. Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon
3. The Fox, Frederick Forsyth
2. Your Best Year Ever, Michael Hyatt
1. Listen to the Silence, Marcia Muller
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (https://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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