When 2020 rolled around, I started to think about a good challenge for myself. Notice that I’m not talking about new year resolutions. I think the fact that you call them that conditions your brain to believe that they are optional and you’ll fail. I even described it in my new year’s article called “Forget about new year resolutions. Form habits instead” and provided some strategies in a how-to for them. The first challenge for this year is a book challenge. I’ll try to read 30 books in 2020.
To keep me honest, I created a new section and add a new tag, where you can see the new habits that I’ll try to gain this year. I think that making things public keeps you honest, makes you accountable, and, above all, pushes you to keep your objectives.
With some discipline and enjoyable books, I think it’s entirely doable, but you’ll find the result and my progress on this page.
Finally, I’ll only publish books I finish. I start a lot of books, but if I’m not interested, I stop and start with the next one. There are so many good books out there that it doesn’t make sense to waste time in one I’m not enjoying, and there’s no place in my recommended books for the ones I don’t even finish.
I hope you find something you like, and please let me know on Twitter or comment with your thoughts.
The total number of books: 41
(of 30 for 2020) (of 50 for 2020)
Goal achieved on June 27th, 2020, and still half the year to go! Stretch goal to 50. 🎉🎉🎉🎉
Two-thirds achieved in April! 🎉
Halfway Point Passed in March! 💪
Last update: September 27th, 2020
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The Knight in Rusty Armor
It’s an allegory of our ordinary times. People have hard armors that they keep on to protect themselves from pain and suffering, but they forget that they need to take the armor out to feel something from those who love them. Also, people don’t need to prove that they are “the best knight” and take things a little bit slower. Putting everything on top of appearances makes you unhappy like the knight and even can let to complex paths like separation, heartbreaks, and difficult roads to get rid of your armor.
Fragmented (The Game is Life Book 8)
Cyber (The Game is Life Book 7)
Vlad the Impaler: A Captivating Guide to How Vlad III Dracula Became One of the Most Crucial Rulers of Wallachia and His Impact on the History of Romania
Grigori Rasputin: A Life From Beginning to End
Digital Evolution (The Game is Life Book 6)
Shadows (The Game is Life Book 5)
Virtual Prophet (The Game is Life Book 4)
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Interlude-Brandon (The Game is Life Book 3)
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
Digital Heretic (The Game is Life Book 2)
Outliers: The Story of Success
The Game (The Game is Life Book 1)
Towers (The Exigency Chronicles Book 1)
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done