Reading challenges are special for me. The first challenge was to read the Top 10 books by southern authors as ranked by some author’s journal. Other than Flannery O’Conner, the genre had never appealed to me and this was my first introduction to some beautiful literature. Over the years, I created my own challenge by asking new acquaintances for two books I should read if I had two weeks and was gifted authors and genres beyond my imagination.
This year, my challenge is to read one book per month from Seth Godin’s recommendation list, This is Broken.
- January – Body of Work, Pamela Slim
- February – The Art of Possibility, Benjamin Zander
- March – Presentation Zen, Garr Reynolds
- April – Slide:ology, Nancy Duarte
- May – Read this Before our Next Meeting, Al Pittampali
- June – Do the Work & The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
- July – Graphics for Business, John McWade
- August – How We Decide, Johan Lehrer
- September – Tribes, Seth Godin
- October – Call to Action, Bryan Eisenberg
- November – Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das
- December – Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
There are other things in store for 2018 and the debate is always – talk about it and get support, or keep quiet and crush it?
Keeping quiet for the moment.