In past years, my book goal has been volume: read lots and lots of books as fast as I can.
This year, I wanted to try something a bit different. I started off 2019 with a goal of reading big, long books — the types of books I normally give up on because they take forever to get through. I made it through three of them. (One appears in my favorites list; 33% success rate isn’t bad.) Then I started re-reading books that I previously loved. I made it through two. After that, I took on a yearlong book challenge mid-way through the year, retroactively trying to fit certain books into certain categories.
Long story short, my year of reading was unlike any previous year of reading and taught me that there is no one “right” way to read books. I was lucky enough to read 62 books, despite my fits and starts. So at least part of me still loves volume.
Here are a few of my favorites, as well as a full list of everything I read. Let me know any you want to talk about.
You can see last year’s list here, as well as 2017 and 2015 (but not 2016 for some reason).Continue reading
Tis the season to be … listing! I simply can’t get enough of lists this time of year, so much so that I have begun contributing to the listopia with a list of my own. Below you can find a few of my favorite things from the past year. Happy 2018/2019!
You can also hop in the time machine to see what I loved in 2017.Continue reading
Out of all the books you read in a given year, what percentage do you LOVE?
My rate was pretty high this year, higher than past years. I also read more than I ever have before: 105 books. My keys to reading a lot kinda seem like cheating: 1) read a big variety including graphic novels and kids’ books, 2) read short books to keep up your momentum, and 3) quit a book when you’re not enjoying it. Nevertheless, I made it through 100, and liked and loved a majority.Continue reading
In what I hope is a soon-to-be-outdated list – I am certain there are favorite marketing books out there that will fast become my favorites once someone introduces them to me – I thought I’d share a few of my favorite marketing books that I’ve read over the past years.
What are your favorites?
Funny enough, I didn’t read books until I started working at Buffer four years ago. I read a lot of magazines (and still secretly want to start my own someday), but books never quite held the same allure for me. I guess I have a lot of ground to make up. This year I read 85 books.
Here are a few of my favorites, as well as a full list of everything I read.
If you’re ever curious to see what I’m reading, I keep track of everything on Tumblr and in my Amazon wishlist.