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52 Books in 52 Weeks

I love books!  No great secret I guess and I'm sure I am not alone in my love of the written word.  I'm one of those people who always has half a dozen books beside my bed and find that I am buying the next book (or books) long before I have finished what I already have on my reading list.  As regards this particular predilection I know I am in good company, in fact, there is a word for us - Tsundoku - a Japanese word that refers to the practice of buying more books than you can possibly complete.

Well, I aim to try and fix that - for the 2022 year I have selected 52 non-fiction books from my existing collection (OK I allowed myself ONE last trip to the bookstore and added two new ones, PLUS I have the joy of a December birthday so received some lovely books from family and friends so those are on the mix as well), and I plan to read one book a week and then share the book report as a short podcast and infographic each Monday starting 10 January 2022.  There is no cost to you for accessing this content - just signup below and I will send you the links each week (no spam, no selling).  I have a varied and I think interesting list of books for the year - some old, some new, and a few all-time favourites to re-read.   To prepare for this I (of course) read two useful books that I can recommend; Speed Reading by Kam Night and How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler & Charles van Doren. I hope you enjoy this journey with me!

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Book List for 2022

Below are the books I have selected to read - these are in no particular order and I will let my interest guide me in the choice from week to week. 

  1. The Infinite Game - Simon Sinek

  2. The Practice - Seth Godin

  3. Billion Dollar Loser - Reeves Wiederman

  4. The Idea Factory - Jon Gertner

  5. Beyond Order (12 More Rules for Life) - Jordan Petersen

  6. How I Built This - Guy Raz

  7. Curation - Michael Bhaskar (reviewed 14 March 2022)

  8. Life is Simple - Johnjoe McFadden

  9. TikTok Boom - Chris Stokel-Walker (reviewed 14 Feb 2022)

  10. A Life on Our Planet - David Attenborough

  11. No Rules Rules - Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer (reviewed 11 April 2022)

  12. Blitzscaling - Reid Hoffman & Chris Yeh (reviewed 28 March 2022)

  13. Subscribed - Tien Tzuo (reviewed 21 March 2022)

  14. The Art of Possibility - Roz & Ben Zander

  15. Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed (reviewed 24 Jan 2022)

  16. Wherever You Go There You Are - Jon Kabat-Zinn

  17. Bad Blood - John Carreyrou (reviewed 21 Feb 2022)

  18. Onward - Howard Schultz

  19. The Upstarts - Brad Stone

  20. Elon Musk - Ashlee Vance

  21. Effortless - Greg McKeown

  22. Exponential Organisations - Salim Ismail, Michael Malone & Yuri van Geest

  23. Enlightened Entrepreneurs - Ian Bradley (reviewed 4 April 2022)

  24. Let My People Go Surfing - Yvon Chouinard (reviewed 7 March 2022)

  25. Africa's Business Revolution -  Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga & Georges Desvaux

  26. The Fail-Safe Startup - Tom Eisenmann

  27. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat - Jenny Kleeman

  28. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

  29. Brick by Brick - David Robertson & Bill Breen (reviewed 7 Feb 2022)

  30. Quiet - Susan Cain

  31. Range - David Epstein

  32. Make Time - Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

  33. Tiny Habits - BJ Fogg

  34. The Omnivores Dilemma - Michael Pollan

  35. Lila - Robert Persig

  36. East-West Street - Phillippe Sands

  37. 12 Rules for Life - Jordan Peterson

  38. Maverick - Ricardo Semler

  39. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

  40. Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor Frankl (reviewed 28 Feb 2022)

  41. Peers Inc. - Robin Chase

  42. The Heart Aroused - David Whyte (reviewed 19 April 2022)

  43. Exactly - Simon Winchester

  44. Hype - Gabrielle Bluestone

  45. Let There Be Water - Seth Siegel

  46. Shackleton - Ranulph Fiennes

  47. Scatterling of Africa - Johnny Clegg (reviewed 17 Jan 2022)

  48. The New Case for Gold - James Rickards (reviewed 31 Jan 2022)

  49. The Middle Passage - James Hollis

  50. Four Thousand Weeks - Oliver Burkeman (reviewed 10 Jan 2022)

  51. Silent Spring - Rachel Carson

  52. Time Off - John Fitch & Max Frenzel

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