My friend and New York Times Bestselling Author Julien Smith challenges himself to read one book a week. I have decided that 2014 is a good year to challenge myself.
I have always been an avid reader and in 2013 I regret not making more time for reading so I am going to make up for it this year.
The Real Challenge
With so much content flashing in our faces it can be difficult to get around to a physical or digital book. So far on the 18th of January I can say I have already covered 3 books and half way on my 4th.
I plan to create a list of the books I will be reading and some others that might be on my radar. This also plays into my three words. By reading books I am sort of observing what others have for advice.
This way I can keep track of my goals by writing them down and sharing it publicly.
I am working hard towards making 2014 a great year; the last time I had a great year was 2010 and time has flown by.
My preference will be books that will help my business partners, clients, and prospective clients serve their audiences and public better.
- The Peacemakers (The Nemesis Engines Book 1) by Olivier Blanchard
List of Books Read
2. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
3. Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius – Erik Wahl
4. World Wide Rave by David Meerman Scott
6. Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together by Pamela Slim
9. 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
10. Mr. New York: Lew Rudin and His Love for the City by Seymour P. Lachman
11. Duct Tape Selling: Think Like a Marketer-Sell Like a Superstar by John Jantsch
12. Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives by Randi Zuckerberg
14. Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
15. Once Minutos (Spanish Edition) by Paulo Coehlo
16. The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand by Ekaterina Walter & Jessica Gioglio
17. Content Chemistry: An Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing by Andy Crestodina
18. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky
20. Alchemist – 10th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Coehlo
21. Absolute Value: What Really Influences Customers in the Age of (Nearly) Perfect Information by Itamar Simonson & Emanuel Rosen
22. The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher
23. La Bruja de Portobello: Novela (Spanish Edition) by Paulo Coehlo
24. The Year of the Brave Bear: Speak Up. Stand Out. Change Your World. by Berni Xiong
25. How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead
26. Happy Work by Chris Reimer
27. Inferno, the Novel by Dan Brown
28. UnSelling: The New Customer Experience by Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer
29. Not for Sale by David Batstone
30. One Less One More by Robbie Vorhaus
31. The Art of Being Unmistakable by Srinivas Rao
32. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley
33. The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) by John Maeda
34. Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype by Jay Baer
Books on My Radar
1. Ordovician by Colin Wright
Just the Books that are Worth Reading
My only concern with this exercise is to make sure I complete books that are worth reading. Something I have learned from Chris Brogan and Julien Smith these past few years is that there are so many good books out there. Why waste time reading a book that is not up to par.
If you know of a book that might of interest to me feel free to mention it.