My 2015 Reading Goals

Ever since I read, The Catcher in the Rye, and meet my wife, I’ve been an avid reader.  I currently have two book lists that are usually my go to when I’m searching for another book.  One is the Personal MBA Reading List for business books and for fiction I refer to, the Art of Manliness 100 Must Read Books.  I usually try to alternate between a non-fiction/business/self-help & fiction.  I’ve was kepping track of the books I’ve read or currently reading on sites like Goodreads, but I’ve recently noticed that I haven’t updated my list in a while so I’ve decided to start keeping this list on my website.  I’ve created another page titled, Reading, it will be the location where I update my current progress on achieving this goal: what books I’m currently reading, what books I’ve read, and what books I’m planning to read in 2015.  This list could change as I go through the year and find new books or different interests but my main goal will be the same which is the following:

My goal for 2015 is to read and/or listen to a book a week.  I don’t want to turn this into a book skimming contest.  I want to suck up every ounce of life they have to offer, and hoping that I will be changed by the experience.

Here’s what I read or currently reading:

2015 (Currently Reading)

  1. (Current) All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  2. (Current) The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
  3. (Current) Walden by Thoreau [DailyLit]

What I’m planning to read in 2015:

  1. How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
  2. Think & Grow Rich
  3. Rules of Order
  4. Lords of Finance
  5. Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
  6. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt
  7. Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree
  8. How to Read a Financial Report by John A. Tracy
  9. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  10. Accidental Genius by Mark Levy
  11. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions by Gary Klein
  12. Smart Choices by John S. Hammond et al
  13. Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  14. The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert Bly
  15. Bargaining For Advantage by G. Richard Shell
  16. First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  17. Making Things Happen by Scott Berkun
  18. Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows
  19. Turning Numbers Into Knowledge by Jonathan Koomey
  20. How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
  21. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
  22. Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
  23. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
  24. Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell et al
  25. Getting Started in Consulting by Alan Weiss
  26. Your Money or Your Life by Joel Dominguez & Vicki Robin
  27. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley & William Danko
  28. Fail-Safe Investing by Harry Browne
  29. A Guide to the Good Life by William Braxton Irvine
  30. Marketing Metrics by Paul W. Farris et al
  31. The
 Prince 
by 
Niccolo 
Machiavelli
  32. Brothers
 Karamazov 
by 
Fyodor 
Dostoevsky
  33. The Wealth of Nations
  34. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  35. The Grapes of Wrath
  36. Brave New World
  37. The Call of the Wild
  38. Swiss Family Robinson
  39. The Dharma Bums
  40. The Iliad and Odyssey
  41. The Master & the Margarita
  42. Bluebeard
  43. Atlas Shrugged
  44. Another Roadside Attraction
  45. White Noise
  46. Ulysses
  47. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
  48. Crime & Punishment
  49. Steppenwolf
  50. Don Quixote
  51. Moby Dick
  52. Into Thin Air

2014 (Here’s the books I can remember from 2014)

  1. I Will Teach You To Be Rich — Ramit Sethi
  2. Presentation Zen — Garr Reynolds
  3. Born Standing Up — Steve Martin
  4. Read This Before Our Next Meeting — Al Pittampalli
  5. Catch -22 — Joseph 
Heller
  6. A Farewell To Arms — Ernest Hemingway
  7. For Whom The Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway
  8. Deep Survival — Laurence Gonzales
  9. Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs — Karen Berman and Joe Knight
  10. Accounting Made Simple by Mike Piper
  11. Brain Rules by John Medina
  12. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  13. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  14. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  15. Thinking Statistically by Uri Bram
  16. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegu
  17. Zen
 and 
the 
Art 
of 
Motorcycle
 Maintenance 
by 
Robert
 Pirsig
  18. The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
  19. Don’t Bite the Hook by Pema Chodron
  20. The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn
  21. The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
  22. Lead the Field by Earl Nightengale
  23. See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar

You can check out some of the other books I’ve read in past years on Goodreads.


This post was inspired by Will Gibbons’ LinkedIn post, “The Cheapest, Easiest Master’s Degree of 2015.”