Eager Reader for 2016

I love reading. There is something about curling up on the sofa, opening published works and losing myself in a good book. I look at computer screens, phone screens and virtual text a majority of the day. You may have the same reality as me. 
In today’s digital space, it is normal to look at screens all day. I think it is too normal. Our fast-paced society makes us hungry for quick, concise information. This isn’t all bad. It increases our productivity, efficiency and ability to learn quickly. However, many don’t know the simple joy of learning from others by reading.
Books read 2015
In 2015, I have started reading more. It keeps me learning new things, learning from other people and sharing what I learn each day. You know who reads most? People who want to continue growing and learning. To give you a scoop on the books I read (or at least remember reading) in 2015.

Leadership Development

   +Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
   +Mind the Gap by William E. Beane
   +Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
   +Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior
   +How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
   +Managing with a Conscience by Frank Sonnenburg
   +Shadows of the Neanderthal by David Hutchens
   +15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
   +How to Sell at Margins Higher than Your Competitors by Lawerence Steinmetz and William Brooks
   +Trustology by Richard Fagerlin

Biographies/Autobiographies

   +Imperfect by Josh Abbott and Tim Brown
   +Sweet Caroline by Christopher Anderson
   +Time to Get Tough by Donald Trump
   +Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch 

Fun Nonfiction

   +The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
   +At Risk by Stella Rimington
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It is interesting now that I look back on those books. I did not “love” all the above books, but did gain at least one new piece of knowledge from each. I have not spent much time reading many “fun” books either. For 2016, I’d like to change that and balance my books a bit more. Some of that could be from an increase in watching new movies and listening to podcasts. I am currently working on Jack: Straight from the Gut and plan to finish that one before the end of this year.

For 2016

This list above totals 16 books. My goal is to nearly double that in 2016. I have a never-ending list (at least it seems that way) on my Workflowy account. 
To hold myself accountable, here are the 30 I will strive to read, starting Jan. 1, 2016:
1. Third Circle Theory: Purpose Through Observation by Secret Entourage
2. The Purpose Economy by Aaron Hurst
3. Disrupt You by Jay Samit
4. Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
5. H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. by Brad Lomenick
6. Good to Great by Jim Collins
7. Phoenix Island by John Dixon
8. Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen
9. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
10. Juggling Elephants by Jones Loflin
11. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
12. Are You Fully Charged? by Tom Rath
13. Ready to be a Thought Leader: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact and Success by Denise Brosseau
14. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
15. Money Master The Game by Tony Robbins
16. The Lost Island by Preston & Child
17. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
18. The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
19. Where Am I Eating by Kelsey Timmerman
20. Every Woman Should Know Her Options by Laurie Itkin
21. Consiglieri by Richard Hytner
22. Stress Test by Tim Geithner
23. The Clash of Cultures by John Bogle
24. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
25. The Satisfied Customer by Claes Fornell
26. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
27. The Gift of Fear by Allen DeBecker
28. The Seasons of a Man’s Life by Daniel Levinson
29. Business Adventures by John Brooks
30. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
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What are you going to read this year? Any of the above you have read or recommend adding to my list? I will be sure to share how some of these books are!