I would be reading 100 books in 2020 and this post is for public pressure and documentation. I tried reading 100 books for the first time in 2016 and also tried it in 2017, also started in 2018 but had to stop in February 2018 because I was making some life changing decisions.

Here is the scorecard for the previous Book Challenges:

2016

Goal: Read 100 Hardcover Books
Outcome: Read 50+ Books by December 31st 2016

2017:

Goal: Read 100 Books from my Amazon Kindle.
Outcome: Read 80+ Books by December 31st 2017

2018:

Goal: Read 100 Books from my Amazon Kindle
Outcome: Read 10+ but stopped to make & execute some life decisions (Relocation et al)

2019:

Did not set the goal to read 100 Books but read some books : was not counting but I guess I read 20+ books all year round.

2020

Goal: Read 100 hardcover Books by December 31st 2020
Strategy: Borrow the books from the Public Library.

Here is a breakdown of the books have read in 2020 thus far:

January 2020-7

  1. Relentless: True Story Of the Man Behind Rogers Communications by Ted Rogers
  2. MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
  3. Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age by Brad Smith
  4. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
  5. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
  6. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
  7. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday

February 2020 – 9

  1. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
  2. Artificial Intelligence: Modern Magic or Dangerous Future? by Yoris Wilkis
  3. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker 
  4. 12 Rules of Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  5. The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D
  6. Rethinking Reputation: How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World by Fraser P. Seitel 
  7. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You ThinkBook by Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  8. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  9. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life (Unfu*k Yourself series) by Gary John Bishop

March 2020 -11

1. Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market Hardcover – by Acha Leke , Musta Chironga , George Desvaux 

2. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy by Héctor García

3. Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back (Unfu*k Yourself series) by Gary Bishop

4. The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success by Ross Douthat

5. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni 

6. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg

7. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

8. The ABCs of Success: The Essential Principles from America’s Greatest Prosperity Teacher by Bob Proctor

9. No Limits: Blow the CAP Off Your Capacity by John C. Maxwell

10. Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership by John C. Maxwell

11. The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders by John C. Maxwell

April 2020 – 9

  1. How to Lead When Your Boss Can’t (or Won’t) by John C. Maxwell
  2. Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It by John C. Maxwell
  3. Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work by John Maxwell
  4. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
  5. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  6. Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything. by Guy Kawasaki
  7. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Bob Iger
  8. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
  9. Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way by Steve Pressfield

May 2020-8

  1. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by  Shunryu Suzuki  
  2. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)
  3. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  4. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
  5. A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
  6. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
  7. The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness by Lolly Daskal 
  8. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey 

June 2020-6

  1. Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: by  Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, Mr. Money Mustache
  2.  No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brain Tracy
  3. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft  by Stephen King
  4. Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown 
  5. The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
  6. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker

July:7

  1. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 
  2. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by  Laura Vanderkam 
  3. The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde
  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  5. The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon
  6. I Will Teach You to Be Rich, No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Ramit Sethi 
  7. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

August

  1. The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware
  2. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey 
  3. The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker