Goal 2020 = Read 100 books, as part of “Clear the Shelves” Challenge.
I’ve been a GoodReads user for years now (who isn’t? ) but never really completed a reading challenge even though I read a ton of books, based on my WSJ subscription or what catches my fancy at the library or even random Google recommendations to use up my e-book credits. However, with the dawn of a new decade (Hurrah 2020), I decided to login and just check the reading challenges posted for this year. And boy, they are amazing!
GoodReads currently has reading challenges in various themes and genres. Don’t like picking any single one? Use the “Bingo” challenge to cover multiple genres. I chose the “Clear the Shelves” Reading challenge, because I realized I have a sea of books at home, on my Kindle/ BookShout/ GooglePlayBooks and other apps. I’ve started many, and some I read so long ago that I can’t recollect anything.
So the Clear the Shelves challenge seemed perfect. NO buying new books, ebooks or audible titles until I’ve cleared this list. Was not very consistent in adding my “read” shelves either, so planning to post reviews on Goodreads an Amazon. After all, as an author myself, I understand the potent power of reviews, so it makes good karma that I return the favor.
To further add accountability, I am adding the list publicly on this blog, too:
Physical books = 50
eBooks = 40
Audible = 10
Total = 100
Obviously, at some point in the future I will cave in and get other books or read books by other indie authors I like, but having this “to-do” list seems like a good way of making sure I tackle this long overdue task.
Physical Books I own:
The Star Attraction. Allison Sweeney. Romance.
The Inseparables. Stuart Nadler. Drama.
Evening is the Whole Day. Preeta Samarasan.
The Woman who stole my Life. Marian Keyes.
The Black Widow. Daniel Silva. Thriller.
The New Abs Diet. David Zinczenko. Health &
Designing Data-Intensive Applications. Martin
Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and
Behavior. Dennis Coon & John Mitterer. Psychology.
OH, MIND RELAX PLEASE. Swami Sukhabodhananda.
Spark of Light. Jodi Picoult. Drama.
House of Spies. Daniel Silva. Thriller.
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe. Bill
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership.
Harvard Business Review.
The 30-Day Money Cleanse. Ashley Gertsley.
Smart Women Love Money. Alice Finn. Non-fiction
All Things are Working for Your Good. Joel
Osteen. Non-fiction business.
Secrets of Six-Figure Women. Barbara Stanny.
You’ve Got 8 Seconds. Paul Hellman. Non-fiction
You Woke up Worthy. Britny West. Health &
12 Rules for Life. Jordan Peterson. Non-fiction
Capitalism. Ayn Rand. Non-fiction business.
The Success Priniciples. Jack Canfield.
You are a Badass. Jen Sincero. Non-fiction
The Big Book of Juices. Natalie Savona. Health
The Accidental Creative. Todd Henry. Non-fiction
Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful
Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! Phile Town. Non-fiction business.
Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook. Josh
Turner. Non-fiction business.
The Happiness Hypothesis. Jonathan Haidt.
Inviting Disaster: Lessons From the Edge of
Technology. James Chiles. Non-fiction business.
Invested. Danielle & Phil Town. Non-fiction
The Pledge: Your Master Plan for an Abundant
Life. Michael Masterson. Non-fiction business.
The Truth About Managing People. Stephen
Robbins. Non-fiction business.
Foods that Harm Foods that Heal. Joe Schwarcz
& Fran Berkoff. Health & Living.
Zero Belly Smoothies. David Zinczenko. Health
10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. JJ Smith. Health
The Beauty Detox Solution. Kimberly Snyder.
Health & Living.
You Can Heal Your Life. (Gift Edition) Louise
Hay. Health & Living.
Earn It. Mika Brzezinski. Non-fiction business.
Why Not Me? Mindy Kaling. Non-fiction business.
Kiss Your But Goodbye. Joseph Azelby.
End Game. David Baldacci. Thriller.
How to Talk to Anyone. Leila Lowndes.
The Greatness Guide Book 2. Robin Sharma.
Corporate Finance: The Core. Jonathan Berk &
Peter DeMarzo. Technical.
Big Data. Bernard Marr. Technical.
The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae. Stephanie
The Marriage Clock: A Novel. Zara Raheem.
Everyone Worth Knowing. Lauren Weisberger. Drama.
When Life gives You Lululemons. Lauren Weisberger.
Presence. Amy Cuddy. Psychology.
Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office.
Obsessed or be Average. Grant Cardone.
Ultralearning. Scott Young. Non-fiction
Range. Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized
World. David Epstein. Non-fiction business.
Never Split the Difference. Chris Voss.
The Phoenix Project. Gene Kim, Kevin Behr &
George Spafford. Non-fiction business.
The Like Switch. Jack Schafer & Marvin
The Millionaire Fastlane. MJ DeMarco.
Creating Personal Presence. Diana Booher.
The Science of Social Intelligence. Patrick
eBooks from Various Apps & Subscriptions:
Make Money from Non-fiction books. John Tighe. Non-fiction business.
Unlocking Potential. Michael Simpson. Non-fiction business.
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