52 books in 52 weeks

52 books in 52 weeks

New Year, new Goals, right?

This year I’ve set myself the challenge of reading more. I used to read loads, but have found myself spending less time indulging in books over the last few years.

I decided to fix that by setting myself the challenge of reading 52 books this year. All the books are business or self-improvement related. One book a week. Sounds harder than it is. I’ve got a mate who can polish off a novel in three days straight. No lie.

I shared this goal with a few online friends and they said they wanted to join in, so here’s my list. To make it easier, the books are ordered by length (by the time fitting it in would be considered a challenge, you’d have built up a habit – the first book is only 25 pages long), and none of the books are over 400 pages long.

If you’re looking to take part, please comment below and let me know! You can see where I am up to in the list by checking the sidebar (click on the hamburger icon in the top left hand corner).

Happy Reading!

  1. A technique for producing ideas – James Webb Young
  2. Who moved my cheese? (Spencer Johnson)
  3. Giving Feedback (Harvard Business School Press)
  4. The New One Minute Manager (Ken Blanchard)
  5. It’s not how good you are it’s how good you want to be (Paul Arden)
  6. Good to Great (Jim Collins)
  7. 10 skills for effective business communication (Jessica Higgins, JD, MBA, BB)
  8. Eat that frog (Brian Tracy)
  9. Your press release is breaking my heart (Janet Murray)
  10. Steal like an artist (Austin Kleon)
  11. Trends (Tom Peters Essentials)
  12. Tribes (Seth Godin)
  13. The War of Art (Stephen Pressfield)
  14. Story Driven (Bernadette Jiwa)
  15. Strengths Finder 2.0 (Tom Rath)
  16. Great leads (Michael Masterson)
  17. 24 assets (Daniel Priestly)
  18. The 12 week year (Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington)
  19. The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg)
  20. The Brand Gap (Marty Neumeier)
  21. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life (Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles)
  22. Fear the fear and do it anyway (Susan Jeffers)
  23. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine (Mike Michalowicz)
  24. Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals (Owain Service and Rory Gallagher)
  25. Real artists don’t starve (Jeff Goins)
  26. You Are a Badass (Jen Sincero)
  27. Contagious: Why things catch on (Jonah Berger)
  28. Start with why (Simon Sinek)
  29. How to win friends and influence people in the digital age (Dale Carnegie Institute)
  30. Hot button marketing (Barry Feig)
  31. The E Myth revisited (Michael Gerber)
  32. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (Twyla Tharp)
  33. The 22 Immutable Laws of branding (Al Ries)
  34. Essentialism (Greg Mckeown)
  35. Total Money Makeover (Dave Ramsey)
  36. The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World’s Happiest People (Meik Wiking)
  37. Living with a SEAL (Jesse Itzler)
  38. Drive (Daniel Pink)
  39. Rework (Jason Fried)
  40. The Creative Curve (Allen Gannett)
  41. Made to Stick (Chip and Dan Heath)
  42. The $100 Start up (Chris Guillebeau)
  43. Life’s a Pitch: How to Sell Yourself and Your Brilliant Ideas (Roger Mavity and Stephen Bayley
  44. Better than before (Gretchen Rubin)
  45. The Lean Startup (Eric Ries)
  46. David and Goliath (Malcolm Gladwell)
  47. Year of Yes (Shonda Rimes)
  48. Work Happy (Jill Geisler)
  49. Conscious Capitalism (John Mackey and Raj Sisodia)
  50. Thou shalt prosper (Rabbi Daniel Lapin)
  51. The Psychology of Price: How to use price to increase demand, profit and customer satisfaction (Leigh Caldwell)
  52. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
    (Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz)

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