2019 Reading Challenge

At the beginning of the year I realized that I had not read a book in a while. So I embarked on a reading challenge. I aimed to read or listen to 24 books over the year.

As we near 2020 I am currently on my 23rd book so I decided to create this section of Daddyallstars.com to share my readings and hopefully help others rediscover reading or just discover a good or interesting book.

Feel free to suggest any book you think might enjoy. It may end up on my list. I am not a big fiction guy but if you have a good one that you think will convert me, suggest away.

2019 Reading Challenge

The Gladwell Section : A few years ago I heard Malcom Gladwell on a podcast and could not get enough of him, so this year I took a deep dive into all Gladwell related content, books, podcasts, interviews etc and I still cant get enough.

The Health Nut Section: I am curious about almost anything and how our body functions is definitely an obsession of mine. The four books below were key in changing a few things in my life this year. If you have any suggestions to add to this list, please comment below.

The Self-help Section: It’s pretty self explanatory.

The Economist In Me Section: Yes, I studied Economics in school and I am always interested in this topic. Looking back I can see that this list is very left leaning. I tried to read more conservative leaning content but couldn’t get trough some of the stuff I had selected. Maybe someone can share a few with me to ease me in. I do want different views and opinions to be as well rounded as I can be.

The Nassim Nicholas Taleb Section: Below are two of the 4 book series on luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. Those books are heavy and dry but the math nerd in me stuck with them. I will read/listen to the other two in 2020.

The classics section: this will be for books people say everyone should read etc. this will be ongoing 

This one is random, I saw it in the free section of my e-book  app and remembered a conversations with a friend about it so I snatched it. Its old but timeless. 

The IN PROGRESS section:

God Bless Africa: Contre la mort programmée du continent noir par Bernard Lugan (french)

The 7 principles for making Marriage work by John M. Gotman

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3 thoughts on “2019 Reading Challenge”

  1. Try listening to How Not to Die: Discover the Foods scientifically proven to prevent and reserve disease.
    How did you like God Bless Africa?


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