I’ve been making goal lists for the last five years and on every one of them I’ve had a reading goal. Goal #26 this year was to read 20 books, which I accomplished in April. Of those 20 books, I’d recommend these seven:
- Superhuman by Habit
- How to Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big
- Why Buddhism Is True
- A Mind For Numbers
- The Wright Brothers
- The Five Love Languages
Compared to previous years, I disliked a large number of the books I read. I believe this is a result of reading similar types of books so the information is getting repetitive. Also, after reading over 100 books the last 5 years, my standards for quality have increased.
Another issue I’ve found is that I do a poor job of remembering what I’ve read. I doubt I could give you more than a one paragraph summary of any of those seven books I’ve listed. It’d be great if I could review the things I deemed important or interesting without re-reading the entire book.
Next year, I’ll start taking notes on what I’ve read. Maybe something like what Derek Sivers does, or maybe doing video book reviews on YouTube.