Welcome to another edition of the reading challenge. It’s time to speed up the acquisition of knowledge and dive deep into life-changing stories.
Listen to audiobooks at double speed while on a treadmill and read your books with a pointer to go faster.
Or forget about all that and savor every page and every sentence. Take your eyes off the book and add to the story with the power of your imagination.
Should your reading goals depend on your age? Maybe.
If you’re you’re young (like me) should you consider verse over prose?
Your urge to live may drive you to the far corners of the world. Maybe you’ll write sagas with your own experience, and survive just on Rumi’s poems or something.
In youth, doing beats learning every time. There’s so much time for big, giant, glorious mistakes and failures!
If you’re older, perhaps snuggling up to a large tome, putting a warm cat on your lap and brewing some good-ass coffee to go with it is a better idea.
Young or old, you still have to know what you want to read in 2018. Besides, age is a state of mind and time is an illusion, but that’s another story…
So what’s your number?
25? 40? 60?
And which titles? I’m curious.
For me, it’s a strong 45.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin,
Below I present my ideas for powerful reads. Use them as an inspiration and create your own list. I’ll do my best to update this list as I go and add some additional comments.
For now, take a look and please borrow from my chest of wonders:
Lewis Howes – The School of Greatness (read)
Carlos Castaneda – A Separate Reality (read)
Edwin Catmull – Creativity Inc. (read)
Tim Ferriss – The 4 Hour Body (read)
Rollo Tomassi – The Rational Male (read)
Robert Greene – The Art Of Seduction (read)
Mark Manson – Models: Attract Women Through Honesty (read)
Neil Gaiman – The Norse Mythology (read)
Robert Greene – 48 Laws of Power (read)
Brian Tracy – Maximum Achievement (read)
Ian McEwan – Amsterdam (read)
Tanner Larson – E-Commerce Evolved (read)
Jack London – White Fang (read)
Alex Becker – 10 Pillars of Wealth (read)
Ray Dalio – Principles (read)
Max Lugavere – Genius Foods (read)