I have committed to reading 50 books in 2016 to increase my knowledge of varied fields to up my innovation skills and my ability to make connections between seemingly unconnected ideas. And also because I love books and learning. I’m an awesome nerd like that.
For more on the commitment, check out the original post here.
For books one through ten, check out this post. (Putting all the books in one post was getting out of hand.)
This post will contain books 11-20 along with links to the reviews. Please follow along and let me know your thoughts, whether or not you have read the books.
Book 11 – The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck – by Sarah Knight
“The power of honesty cannot be overrated. I can’t tell you how many more f*cks you end up giving when you try to beat around the bush. God, even that expression sounds exhausting.”
Book 12 – Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being by Martin Seligman
“The lesson from positive psychology is that positive mental health is not just the absence of mental illness… Positive mental health is a presence: the presence of meaning… good relationships… engagement… positive emotion… accomplishment.”
Book 13 – Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Book 15 – The Charisma Myth: How Anyone can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism – Oliva Fox Cabane
Book 16 – Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
Book 17 – Graceful – Seth Godin
“A genius looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck. A genius brings human insight to a problem and solves it in a new way. A genius writes the manual instead of following it.”
Book 18 – The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users – Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick
Book 19 – Contagious: Why Things Catch On – Jonah Berger
Book 20 – The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life – Sam Carpenter