In 2012, I read 60 books and set my 2013 goal at 75. In 2013, I read 89 books (and I just might finish one more today to make it an even 90). I am not going to lie: I am pretty proud of myself for this accomplishment and will likely brag about it for the next 12 months.
As with last year, I am sharing my top five reads in each of three categories. The links are to my reviews on Goodreads.
Business books (or, what I consider books that I can apply to my business):
- Epic Content Marketing by Joe Pullizi
- Get Lucky by Thor Muller
- Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian
- A/B Testing by Dan Siroker
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Other non-fiction books:
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
- How To Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy
- Die Empty by Todd Henry
- Haiti: A Shattered Nation by Elizabeth Abbott
- The First 20 Hours: How To Learn Anything Fast by Josh Kaufman
- The Circle by Dave Eggers
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
For 2014, my goal is 120 books. Ten books a month: I don’t know if I can do it, but I will have fun trying. If you follow me over on Goodreads, you can keep up with the books as I read them.