Nonfiction Challenge

I read between 150 and 220 books every year (thank you Goodreads for keeping count). I realized about two years ago, again thanks to GR, that I read predominately fiction (probably 85%). For many people this is perfectly fine, but I didn’t like it for myself. My brother-in-law is also a huge inspiration as he only reads nonfiction now.

For 2019 my main reading goal is to read at least 50 nonfiction books. I’ll update the list here as often as possible.

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  2. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
  3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (kind of counts, but we’ll see if I keep it as nonfiction.
  4. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
  5. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  6. You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren
  7. Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  9. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
  10. Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
  11. Random Acts of Kindness by Dete Meserve and Rachel Greco
  12. Speed Reading by Robert L Zorn
  13. Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey
  14. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
  15. This is the Gospel Study Book by She Reads Truth
  16. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  17. I Think You’re Wrong, But I’m Listening by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers
  18. Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: One Introvert’s Year of Saying Yes by Jessica Pan
  19. The Survivors Club by Ben Sherwood
  20. Drawing for Dummies by Brenda Hoddinott
  21. For the Love of Books: Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, Author Feuds, Extraordinary Characters, and More by Graham Tarrant
  22. The Dark Sides of Empathy by Fritz Breithaupt
  23. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  24. Unidentified Flying Objects by Isaac Asimov
  25. Reading through the Night by Jane Tompkins
  26. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
  27. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  28. The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words by Paul Anthony Jones
  29. The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction by Meghan Cox Gurdon
  30. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (Yes, I read it again and it was worth it.)
  31. Investing 101: From Stocks and Bonds to ETFs and IPOs, an Essential Primer on Building a Profitable Portfolio (Adams 101) by Michele Cagan

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