2021 Book Challenge


In 2021, I set a goal/challenge of reading two books a month. Happy to say that I achieved the goal. The top three books from the year were:

  1. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  2. Slave and Sage by William Ferraiolo
  3. Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone


Here's the complete list of the books I read in 2021. 

1.    The Power Broker – Robert Caro
2.    Consilience – Edward O. William
3.    Matterhorn- Karl Marlantes
4.    For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway 
5.    Fortitude – Dan Crenshaw
6.    Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit – Steve Pressfield
7.    Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese
8.    A Made-To-Measure Life - Nick Hilton 
9.    Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday
10.    Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life – Jordan B. Peterson
11.    The Leader’s Brain – Michael Platt
12.    Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
13.    Essentialism – Greg McKeown
14.    Donnie Brasco – Joseph D. Pistone
15.    The Immortal Irishman – Timothy Egan
16.    First Man – James R. Hansen
17.    The Singularity is Near – Raymond Kurzweil
18.    Vigilance - Robert Jackson Bennett
19.    The Last Night in Twisted River – John Irving
20.    The Boy Who Would be King – Ryan Holiday 
21.    Gilgamesh – Paul Bracken
22.    Four Thousand Weeks – Oliver Burkeman
23.    Courage is Calling – Ryan Holiday
24.    Trust Me I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday
25.    The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
26.    Lead With Your Heart – Allan Hamilton 
27.    Paidi – Páidí Ó Sé
28.    Meditations on Self Discipline and Failure – William Ferraiolo
29.    Slave and Sage – William Ferraiolo
30.    Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
31.    The Beginning of Infinity – David Deutsch
32.    Homo   Deus – Yuval Harari
33.    Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Taleb

For 2022, I'm raising the stakes and setting out a personal goal of reading 2 books every 3 weeks. That works out to 35 books for the year, so it's not a big increase, but I think it's important to stretch yourself. If you agree, I hope you will take up the challenge and set reading goals for yourself for the coming year.

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