During this past month I’ve assembled a list of books that I’m going to be reading over the next year. I’ve already made my way through two books since 2013 began, and they are as follows:
- Coffee Shop Contemplations by Nick Wynja
- OmniFocus Premium Posts by Asian Efficiency
Both of these books cater to the productivityist on very different levels, and I’m glad I’ve given them a read. Considering that Nick’s book appeals to the mindful approach to productivity that I explore and the Asian Efficiency work appeals to the OmniFocus user in me, they were the ideal books to start off 2013.
But I’ve got a lot more books on my reading list for the coming year. My goal is to read at least 36 books this year, and they include the following:
- It’s Not About the Tights by Chris Brogan: After seeing Chris incorporate superpowers into his talk at the 2012 World Domination Summit, I’m looking forward to seeing how he does the same within the pages of this e-book.
- Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff by Dinah Sanders: I wasn’t familiar with Dinah until I learned we’d both be on The OmniFocus Setup panel this week. I’ve been making my way through the book and am enjoying it quite a bit.
- Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life by Jeff Goins: I’ve always liked Jeff’s work and am looking forward to diving into this book. I’d also wager that by the time I do, he’ll have another one ready for me to read – he’s that prolific.
- It Will Be Exhilarating by Dan Provost: I bought this upon its release last year but have yet to read it. I may wind up reading a good deal of it between now and by the time Macworld wraps up, which would be fitting since Studio Neat will be exhibiting at the event once again.
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg: I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, but it’s one that ill hold off on until I’ve cleared the decks a bit more.
- Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst: This is another one I’ve been meaning to read…and another that will require a lot of attention. So I’ll hold off on it until I can give it that.
- Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content by Mark Levy: I’ve started this one and left it for a bit, and am itching to return to it once I’m done a few of the others.
- Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis: This is one I’ll be able to read in tandem with something else…and can take my time with as well. As a stay-at-home dad, I’m looking forward to getting my eyes on it.
- Mastery by Robert Greene: I’ve heard nothing but great things about Greene’s books, and while I’m sure I should start with one of his earlier works this is the one that speaks to me the most right now.
- The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal: I’m big on willpower, so this one is a natural for me.
- 1,000+ Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently by Marc and Angel: They write great stuff, and I’m sure this will be no different.
I’ve committed to doing more reading this year – I’ve even got some works of fiction that I’m going to read this year (including more of Aaron Mahnke’s work) – and hopefully some of the above books make it on to your reading list this year as well.