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