100 Books Reading Challenge 2016 #100BooksChallenge2016 ( Read 100 eBooks on My Amazon Kindle)

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I tried reading 100 Hard cover books in 2015 but I was able to finish 40 books (#100BooksChallenge2015) . I would be reading 100 Books this year but it would be ebooks. I recently bought an Amazon Kindle Voyage eBook Reader and have been loving the gadget, by the far the best device I have ever bought.

Reading on the Kindle has been super fun for me and have been averaging a Book every three days – I do hope to keep up this tempo till the end of the year. I have been so super excited with the Kindle experience that anyone that meets me of late must hear about this my experience.

I love reading with the kindle because of the following reasons:

  • Highlighting of Key Points, Favourite Take Aways, Quotes which are automatically stored at : https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights
  • Checking the meaning of words on the go without needing the internet (Dictionary Embedded)
  • Reading in the Dark ( I read a lot before I sleep, it has been super fun reading before dozing off)
  • Trying Something New – I have been reading Hard Cover Books all this while – Trying something new and I might be going paperless forever.
  • Access to millions of books and thousands of audiobooks through Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription ( I had to ditch my Netflix Subscription (Video on Demand) for the Amazon Kindle Unlimited ( Book on the Demand – Me Loving it).

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The Book Challenge  – Why

  • I love Reading
  • Getting Better –

    It’s not what we don’t know that hurts. It’s what we know that ain’t so. – Will Rogers

  • Public Pressure : Sharing this challenge will push me to finish it.
  • An Experiment – Attempting the Book challenge for the first time last year was not easy but have learn’t some few strategies on getting this challenge done with.

Goal: Read 100 eBooks on My Amazon Kindle.
Strategy: At least 3 Hours of Reading Everyday ( Last thing before sleeping, first thing waking up.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Books Read:

  1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert | Finished: January 17th 2016
  2.  Rising Strong by Brené Brown | Finished: January 20th 2016
  3. Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time  by Howard Schultz | Finished: January 25th 2016
  4. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
    Finished | January 29th 2016
  5. Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags by Linda Rottenberg
    Finished: February 2nd 2016
  6. The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything  by Guy Kawasaki | Finished: February 8th 2016.
  7. The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab | Finished: February 11th 2016.
  8. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are failing and what can be done about it by Paul Collier | Finished February 17th 2016
  9.   World Order by Henry Kissinger | Finished February 17th 2016
  10. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant | Finished February 28th 2016
  11. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier | Finished March 11th 2016
  12. Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares | Finished March 13th 2016
  13.  Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman | Finished March 16th 2016
  14. The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Harm and So Little Good by William Easterly | Finished March 21st 2016
  15.  Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown | Finished March 27th 2016
  16.  Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant | Finished March 30th 2016
  17.  Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport | Finished April 2nd 2016
  18. No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy by Linsey McGoey | Finished April 6th 2016
  19. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo  | Finished April 10th 2016
  20. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport | Finished April 12th 2016
  21. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller  | Finished April 14th 2016
  22. Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It (2015) by Marc Goodman  | Finished April 21st 2016
  23. China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa by Howard W. French – 301 Pages | Finished April 23rd 2016
  24. Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower by Henry M. Paulson | 457 Pages Finished April 27th 2016
  25.  The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson | Finished April 30th 2016
  26. The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future by Steve Case | Finished May 3rd 2016
  27. The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross #100BooksChallenge2016 | Finished May 7th 2016
  28. The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence by Martin Meredith #100BooksChallenge2016 | Finished May 13th 2016
  29. The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus Deaton | Finished May 19th 2016
  30. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
  31. Toxic Charity: How the Church Hurts Those They Help and How to Reverse It | Finished May 25th 2016
  32. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight | Finished May 30th 2016
  33. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth | Finished June 5th 2016
  34. The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan | Finished June 10th 2016
  35. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons | Finished June 14th 2016 #100BooksChallenge
  36. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff
  37. The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor by Meredith, Martin | Finished June 24th 2016
  38. On China by Henry Kissinger | Finished June 29th 2016
  39. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck PhD | Finished July 3rd 2016
  40. Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy–And How to Make Them Work for You by Sangeet Paul Choudary et al | Finished July 6th 2016
  41. Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series) by Alistair Croll & Benjamin Yoskovitz | Finished July 11th 2016
  42. Become a Key Person of Influence by Kevin Harrington & Daniel Priestley | Finished July 15th 2016
  43. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis
  44. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari | Finished July 24th 2016
  45. On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser | Finished July 27th 2016
  46. 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing (Mentor Series) by Provost, Gary | Finished July 30th 2016
  47. The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo | Finished August 4th 2016
  48. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson | Finished August 7th 2016
  49. Writing Tools – 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark | Finished August 9th 2016
  50. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott – Finished August 12th 2016
  51. Revenue Disruption: Game-Changing Sales and Marketing Strategies to Accelerate Growth by Phil Fernandez – Finished August 16th 2016
  52. The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need: A One-Stop Source for Every Writing Assignment (Thurman, Susan; Shea, Larry) – Finished August 20th 2016
  53. The Idea Hunter – How to Find the Best Ideas & Make Them Happen by Andy Boynton, Bill Fischer and William Bole
  54. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker
  55. Value-Based Fees: How to Charge – and Get – What You’re Worth by Alan Weiss | Finished August 29th 2016
  56. On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King | Finished September 1st 2016
  57. Book #60: The Accidental Creative – How To Be Brilliant At A Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry | Finished September 4th 2016
  58. How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney | Finished September 8th 2016
  59. The Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You’re In) by Gage, David | Finished September 11th 2016
  60. The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow by Rafi Mohammed | Finished September 14th 2016
  61. Fumbling the Future – How Xerox Invented, Then Ignored, The First Personal Computer by [Smith and Alexander, 1988 | Finished September 17th 2016
  62. The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander | Finished September 20th 2016
  63. The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes | Finished September 23rd 2016
  64. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck by Jon Acuff | Finished September 26th 2016
  65. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kelly, Kevin
  66. None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Allen, Gary;Abraham, Larry | Finished October 3rd 2016
  67. Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold Schwarzenegger, | Finished October 6th 2016
  68. Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money by Pat Flynn | Finished October 9th 2016

     

     

 

AudioBooks

  1. Fail, Fail Again,Fail Better: Wise Advice for Leaning into the Unknown
  2. Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:The Japanese Art of Decluttering & Organizing
  4. The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
  5. How to Stay Motivated Developing the Qualities of Success by Zig Ziglar
  6. The Art of Exceptional Living – Jim Rohn
  7. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
  8. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  9. The Shallows:How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think,Read and Remember – Nicholas Carr
  10. How Works
  11. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine,Find Your Focus,& Sharpen Your Creative Mind
  12. How Will You Measure Your Life? Clayton Christensen

If you wanna join in these challenge use #100BookChallenge2016. If you got Ideas on achieving the goal or any book I should read, drop the ideas/Books in the comment section

All the Best in Your Quest to get better, Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

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