2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge

I LOVE to read. One of my fitness goals this year is to make time to read, specifically two hours a day. So far, I haven’t had a chance to start with an hour! Let alone get two hours in!

But today, I picked 36 books (out of thousands saved to my Amazon Cloud ready to download) that I plan to read this year in an effort to encourage me to hit that two hour reading goal. My book goal is 40, so that gives me four “wild card” books.

There are two books on my list that I started last year but haven’t finished yet, which is probably cheating a bit. But, I’m less than 50% through both books (The Martian and LZR 1143 Infection) so most of the reading will be done this year. 😀

On to the list! In no particular order:

My 2016 Book List

  1. It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell
  2. The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD by Melissa Orlov & Nancy Kohlenberger
  3. The 5 AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast by Jeff Sanders
  4. The Fall of Japan by William Craig
  5. Health and Fitness Confidential by Kate Phillips
  6. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder by Sari Solden
  7. The Disorganized Mind by Nancy Ratey
  8. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  9. The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki
  10. First Do No Harm by Lawrence Gold, MD
  11. When the Brain Can’t Hear by Teri James Bellis, Ph.D
  12. LZR-1143 Infection by Bryan James
  13. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  14. The Iron Butterfly by Chandra Hahn
  15. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  16. The Attention Revolution by B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D
  17. The Better Brain Book by David Perlmutter MD
  18. Married to Distraction by Edward & Sue Hallowell
  19. Happily Ever Before by Aimee Pitta and Melissa Peterman
  20. The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg
  21. Damselfly by Jennie Bates Bozic
  22. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  23. Theo and the Forbidden Language by Melanie Ansley
  24. The Chronicles of Paradise: Eden Noon by Archer Swift
  25. The Chronicles of Paradise: Eden Dusk by Archer Swift
  26. The Martian by Andy Weir
  27. Dragon Slayer Beginnings by Carey Green
  28. First Visions by Heather Topham Wood
  29. Hedon by Jason Werbeloff
  30. Here’s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire by Stacey Turis
  31. The Last Librarian by Brandt Legg
  32. The Scavenger’s Daughter by Kay Bratt
  33. The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley
  34. Steel Lily by Megan Curd
  35. When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank Vertosick Jr, MD
  36. Zombie Day Care by Craig Halloran

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You may have noticed a pattern, lots of medical and psychological non-fiction books, not a lot of fiction. While I love fiction novels (specifically the dystopian genre), non-fiction is my favorite type of book to read. Mainly because I love the medical and technical info. It just stimulates those neurons!

But I did try to throw in some fiction to add variety to the list, and to give my brain something to relax to and just read, not use critical thinking.

I’ll update this list as I finish the books by crossing out the ones I’ve read. Hopefully, I can still get in my 3 books this month (I have to read 3.33 books a month in order to reach my 40 book goal by the end of the year). If you’re interested in seeing how I’m doing with the challenge, join me on GoodReads!

Are you taking the 2016 Reading Challenge? What books are you reading this year? I’d love some suggestions for my 4 wild card books!

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