Reading books is a great habit to have. Although the world is changing and the way we consume content is evolving, to read books is still a phenomenal way to learn and improve your knowledge on any topic.
I buy a lot of books and post about it on social media, like on
my Instagram, my Facebook or even in my WhatsApp statuses regularly. I (humble) brag about the number of books I have. But every once in a while I get a question from someone, “Do you read books?” Yes, I have a lot of books, but do I read them? Have I read them all? How many have I read?
I have hundreds of books in my home, not including the e-books I buy in
Amazon Kindle and the audio-books I listen to in Audible. But the books I have finished fully are not so much. The more I read, the more I realize that I need to learn more. So I buy more books. Let’s say for 1 book I have read, I buy 3 more books. If that is the case, how can I ever read all the books I have?
Anyway, I digress. I wanted to list the books I
did finish, to prove to myself that I do read books! Hope you can get some valuable book from this list, and build up your habit of reading books. Read Books- books I have completed:
Title of the Book Author The Art of War Sun Tzu The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success Epstein, David * Outliers: The Story of Success Gladwell, Malcolm Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence Đoković, Novak The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Keller, Gary * The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown Coyle, Daniel * Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Goleman, Daniel * No Limits: The Will To Succeed Phelps, Michael Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain Levitt, Steven D. Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard Heath, Chip Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice Syed, Matthew David and Goliath Gladwell, Malcolm Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength Baumeister, Roy F. Open: An Autobiography Agassi, Andre The Habit of Winning Iyer, Prakash * The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Gladwell, Malcolm The Power of Simplicity: A Management Guide to Cutting Through the Nonsense & Doing Things Right Trout, Jack Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Tracy, Brian * Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Millman, Dan The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change Duhigg, Charles * 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. Peter Bregman Bregman, Peter Beautiful Puzzles Pujari, Rucha Faster than Lightning: My Autobiography Bolt, Usain Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Levitt, Steven D. The Alchemist Coelho, Paulo * The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life Asprey, Dave Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Pink, Daniel H. * Playing to Win Nehwal, Saina As a Man Thinketh Allen, James Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Gladwell, Malcolm Unthink: And How to Harness the Power of Your Unconscious Paley, Chris The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less Schwartz, Barry The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decision Dobelli, Rolf Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive Duhigg, Charles * Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success Syed, Matthew The Success Journey: The Process Of Living Your Dreams Maxwell, John C. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance Kotler, Steven * Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else Colvin, Geoff The Bed of Procrustes Taleb, Nassim Nicholas * Who Will Cry When You Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Sharma, Robin S. The Lively Library & An Unlikely Romance Navalgund, Niranjan * How Life Imitates Chess. by Garry Kasparov with MIG Greengard Kasparov, Garry Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Taleb, Nassim Nicholas * Playing It My Way: My Autobiography Tendulkar, Sachin Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation Deci, Edward L. Congruent Exercise DeSimone, Bill The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal Loehr, Jim The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Manson, Mark * Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It Taubes, Gary Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World Harford, Tim * Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential Dweck, Carol S. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers Perlmutter, David Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim * How Not to Play Chess Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene Peak Performance: Take Advantage of the New Science of Success Stulberg, Brad * The Power of Negative Thinking: An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results Knight, Bob Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative Kleon, Austin * 99 Inspirational Quotes: Words That Could Change Your Life Sa, Kannan * The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Pressfield, Steven * The Great Cardio Myth Ballantyne, Craig The Art Of Dealing With People Giblin, Les The One Minute Manager – Increase Productivity, Profits And Your Own Prosperity Blanchard, Kenneth H. * The Present: The Gift That Makes You Happy And Successful At Work And In Life Johnson, Spencer Girl, Stop Apologizing : A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Hollis, Rachel * The Test of My Life Singh, Yuvraj Free Will Harris, Sam Unstoppable: My Life So Far Sharapova, Maria A Century Is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success Ganguly, Sourav Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered Kleon, Austin * Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized, and Happy Life Jonat, Rachel * Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day Henry, Todd * Move First, Think Later: Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess Hendriks, Willy Inner Engineering: A Yogis Guide to Joy Sadhguru * Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Tracy, Brian * The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win Haden, Jeff * One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Maurer, Robert Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Epstein, David Chess Lessons: In Words: For Beginners Sa, Kannan * The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness Kishimi, Ichiro The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Cardone, Grant Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Sutherland, Jeff Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad Kleon, Austin * The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage Robbins, Mel Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t: Why That Is And What You Can Do About It Pressfield, Steven * Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts Duke, Annie *
That’s all. I think there are 85 books. Of which 2 are my own books!
You can check out the books by clicking the link, it takes to its respective Goodreads page!
You can check out my
Goodreads profile, where I share my progress with books. I have to thank IM Mr. V Saravanan, who put Goodreads on my radar, a few years back, in a random Facebook chat. With Goodreads, it’s easy to organize the list of books you have read, books you are currently reading and the books you want to read.
My aim is to read 1000 books in 20 years, but in 2017 and 2018 I didn’t finish a lot of books, so I am very much behind on my goals. But as
once said, James Cameron If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.
Comment below which books from the list you have read, which ones you plan to start reading!
P.S. If you want to buy my Amazon Kindle eBooks, here are the links- 99 Inspirational Quotes: Words That Could Change Your Life and Chess Lessons: In Words: For Beginners. Stay Alstoned, Randy Alstone!