My 2010 Reading Challenge: 26 Books

ReadingAs my life has gotten busier and busier over the last few years, my reading has suffered as I increasingly found myself prioritizing other things over it.

On New Year’s Eve, I read an inspiring post by Julien Smith where he describes how he manages to read a book every week. Essentially, in the same manner in which all big tasks are accomplished, he broke it down to 40 pages per day.

Given that I already struggle to find enough time in the day, I think 40 pages per day may be unfeasible. However, I’m inspired enough by Julien’s post to set a challenge for myself publicly for 2010:

I will read one book every two weeks throughout the whole year.

That means 26 books throughout the year.

Right now I’m working my way through John Harmon’s Feeding Frenzy – a first-hand account of the crisis communications surrounding the Ford/Firestone crisis in 2000 (which, so far, is excellent).

Up next on my list (Amazon affiliate links):

That leaves 21 other books to read this year.

What would you suggest I add to the list?

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Dave Fleet
EVP Digital at Edelman. Husband and dad of two. Cycling nut; bookworm; videogamer; Britnadian. Opinions are mine, not my employer's.