I read. A LOT.
Many years ago when I mentored under Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen, I adapted their philosophy of reading one book a week and writing [several] a year. The reading is easy. The writing has changed over the years, to where I now publish 4 to 6 books a year.
To be well-read, you have to read. To stay current, to stimulate your mind, to expand way beyond the little space you take up on this earth, it’s important to gain as many perspectives as possible. And the best way to do that is read.
I’ve often thought about tracking what I read throughout the year. This year I’m going to do it. Right here on this page.
Then I pick them up. I read the back. I choose a chapter at random and see if it holds my attention. I may have a half-dozen books going at any given time. If I pick it up and it holds my interest for more than a few minutes, I can easily finish it in a few days. If it doesn’t, I don’t. There’s too much to read.
Starting January 2019, here’s what’s sat on my desk. Or nightstand. Or reading chair. Or floor by my bed. Or Kindle. [You get the picture.]
From Scratch by Tembi Locke
The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Women In Sunlight by Frances Mayes
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
The Art of Noticing by Rob Walker
Happier Than a Billionaire by Nadine Hays Pisani
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Wisdom @ Work by Chip Conley
Nomad Capitalist by Andrew Henderson
10% Happier by Dan Harris
In Love In Italy by Monica Larner
One Day In December by Josie Silver
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Run Away by Harlan Coben
Feeding You Lies by Vani Hari
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Dare To Lead by Brene Brown
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Whole Heart Solution by Joel Kahn
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Parisian Charm School by Jamie Cat Callan
Come With Me by Helen Schulman
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
The Common Good by Robert Reich
Love For Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim
What should I read? Have a suggestion? Have a list I should check out? Let me know.