Do you set a reading challenge for yourself each year? Last January I decided I wanted to read 50 books in 2021.
I read a lot throughout the year, but didn’t quite hit my goal. 2021 ended with a grand total of 37 books read, or 74% of the way to my goal.
Although I read fewer books this year, I read more pages overall. This was because I tackled a few longer series like His Dark Materials and the Jeff/Michael Shaara books. They were good, but this coming year I’m going to try to pick up some shorter books. I don’t want to get sucked into reading a few thousand pages for each story again.
I’ll share the full list of what I read in 2021 below, and a few of my top choices from each category here.
- The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
- I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
History & Non-Fiction
- First Family: Abigail and John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis
- The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman
- The Premonition by Michael Lewis
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- The Kingsbridge Series by Ken Follett
Are you looking for a list of good personal finance books to read? Check out my recommendations here.
Did you set a reading challenge for 2022 yet? I use Goodreads to keep track throughout the year. They make it easy to keep wish lists too.