October 2017 — 2018 Reading Challenge


This oneyear reading list provides fiction and nonfiction recommendations

October

  1. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business


2. The Graveyard Book


3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything


4. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction


November

5. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


6. The 50th Law


7. How Will You Measure Your Life?


8. Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All


9. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t


10. The 48 Laws of Power


11. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature


12. On the Shortness of Life


13. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto


14. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts


15. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy


B O N U S . B O O K

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

December

16. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking


17. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future


18. Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want


19. The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease


20. Ready Player One


21. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work


22. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


23. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants


24. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability


January

25. Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities


26. The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills


27. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time


28. 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time


29. The Giver (The Giver, #1)


30. What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained


31. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains


32. How to Lie with Statistics


33. A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)


34. 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management


February

35. Intellectuals and Society


36. Poorly Made in China: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game


37. The Google Resume: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any Top Tech Company


38. The Little Book That Beats the Market


39. The Fault in Our Stars


40. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha


41. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ


42. Confessions of a Public Speaker


43. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading


44. Addiction: A Disorder Of Choice


March

45. The Stranger


46. The Fire Next Time


47. The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance


48. Power Eating: Build Muscle, Increase Energy, Cut Fat


49. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: Letters of Richard P. Feynman


50. The Power of Full Engagement


51. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance


52. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way


53. A Really Short History of Nearly Everything


54. Getting Naked: A Business Fable about Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty


B O N U S . B O O K

The War of Art: Break Through Your Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

April

55. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


56. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future


57. Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life


58. Scarcity: Why Having too little means so much


May

59. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End


60. Man’s Search for Meaning


61. Meditations


62. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable


63. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration


64. Between the World and Me


65. To Have or to Be?


66. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption


67. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die


68. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder


69. Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth


June

70. The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life


71. Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes


72. How To Win Friends and Influence People


73. I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay


74. The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future


75. The Myths of Innovation


76. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story


77. That Which Is Seen And That Which Is Not Seen: The Unintended Consequences Of Government Spending


78. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love


B O N U S . B O O K

This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

July

79. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging


80. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World


81. Choose Yourself


82. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product


83. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment


84. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger


85. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It


86. Nutrient Timing: The Future of Sports Nutrition


87. The Personal MBA: Master the art of business


B O N U S . B O O K

When Breath Becomes Air

August

88. Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis


89. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph


90. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big : Kind of the Story of My Life


91. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products


92. Ego Is the Enemy


93. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength


B O N U S . B O O K

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

September

94. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t


95. Modern Romance


96. Felicity


97. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others


98. Thinking in Systems: A Primer


99. F Wall Street: Joe Ponzio’s No-Nonsense Approach to Value Investing for the Rest of Us


October

100. The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life


101. The Life We Bury


102. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results


103. Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware


B O N U S . B O O K

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

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