by Peggy Hahn, Executive Director of LEAD
How many books do you read in an average year? Not sure? Me either… until now because I plan to keep track for the first time ever.
One of my personal goals this year is to start a book log, capturing the books I read along with a few personal notes on each book. I’m thinking of this as an annual bibliography. Usually I send out book recommendations from my favorites, but honestly, I am curious about yours! What are you reading and loving?
I have become a huge fan of audiobooks that let me “read” while I walk or drive. Occasionally I love a book so much I have to have the paper copy too. I’m still a bigger fan of paper books and, as it turns out, I am not alone in this. According to Pew Research, more people in the U.S. prefer paper books, even with all the digital alternatives. There is also interesting research that says you remember more of what you read on paper than digitally.
As we are only a few weeks into a new year, I am looking forward to starting my new habit. I am going to utilize a few of these tips that came into my inbox from Daniel Pink to turbo-charge my reading.
In case you are wondering, here is my January list so far. I would LOVE an email or a Facebook post about your book list. The only thing better to me than a book recommendation is a restaurant referral!
Books I have read so far in 2018: (with my * ratings)
- The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu ****
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield***
- Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur**
- A Beautiful Constraint by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden***
- The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander ***
- Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon***
- Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen ****
- Linchpin by Seth Godin ***
- Canoeing the Mountains by Tod Bossinger ****
It’s been a pretty great reading year so far. How about you? What do you recommend?