I set a goal to read 80 books in 2020. I read 81. Nailed it!
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For 2021, I’m going back to the basics.
Instead of constantly trying to read all I can — reading every minute I have free and listening to audiobooks at 2x the speed — I’m going to re-read some classics I haven’t opened in a while.
While I’m still going to keep track of all the books I read — I am still a nerd after all — I am not setting a reading goal for this year.
The idea is absorption, not quantity.
So these are some of the books I’m going to start with and some of the new books I really want to slowly take in.
I tried to keep it small. I was thinking like 20 books, but it quickly turned into 32. If I only read 10 books, that’s fine. If I read 80 again, so be it. Again, I have no set goal for 2021. Here’s my plan…
Books I Plan to Re-read
These are mostly classics, but it also includes some “classics-to-me”…
- A Praying Life by Paul Miller
- A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
- After You Believe by NT Wright
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Better Than Good by Zig Ziglar
- Debt Free for Life by David Bach
- How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing With People by Les Giblin
- Intentional Living by John Maxwell
- Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
- No Excuses by Brian Tracy
- Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden
- Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer
- The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
- The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
- The Power of Purpose by Les Brown
- The Present Perfect by Greg Boyd
- The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- The Ultimate Jim Rohn Library by Jim Rohn
- Walking With God by John Eldredge
Seeing now how many of those books started with “The,” I should’ve alphabetized them with the “The.”
Books I Haven’t Read
These are some of the books I really want to go through and get as much as I can out of…
- All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald Passman (I know this may seem random, but I’ve been in a lot of bands and still plan to pursue music)
- Biblical Minimalism by Cheryl Smith
- The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous
- The Economics Book by DK
- University of Berkshire Hathaway by lots of people (Warren Buffett’s letters to shareholders for the last several decades)
- Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy
Again, I’m Trying Fiction
I still haven’t been able to get into fiction. I enjoy fiction when I read it, but I always want to read non-fiction instead. This year I’m going to try one to start with. The story is based in Arkansas and Texas where I grew up, but written by a guy from the UK, so that’s weird… and intriguing!
- The Dark Inside by Rod Reynolds
I’m looking forward to slowly going through these books and getting as much as possible out of them.