2018 Reading List

Last year, I challenged myself to read 20 books and completely killed that goal by reading 50 books. I found myself just picking up more and more books when I'd see them in bookstores or when I'd see someone post about one on social media. I've always been an avid reader, but I got away from it as a hobby in previous years.

So this year, I challenged myself to read 50 books (again), but to be more intentional about the books I read. My interests are all over the place, so you'll see that reflected in my reading list. Titles range from spiritual, to self-help, to business, politics, and memoirs. I'm also challenging myself to read more fiction this year, so you'll find a few fiction titles here, too.

Here's my 2018 reading list:

1. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

2. The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

3. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

4. They Cant Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib

5. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

6. The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

7. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir" by Sherman Alexie

8.  I Can't Breathe by Matt Taibbi

9. Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama by BY DAVID J. GARROW

10. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America By James Forman Jr.

11. Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler

12. How To Be Here by Rob Bell

13. The Rainbow Comes And Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

14. Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday

15. The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric

16. Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God

17. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

18. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

19. The Zahir by Paulo Coelho

20. The Mastery Of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz

21. Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

22. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

23. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

24. Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50 Year Relationship on and off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

25. The Code of Trust by Robin Dreeke

26. Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

27. Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker

28. Pause by Rachel O'Meara

29. What Got You Here, Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

30. Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

31. Material Girl, Mystical World by Ruby Warrington

32. The Universe Has Your back by Gabrielle Bernstein

33. How To Be A Person In The World by Heather Havrilesky

34. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

35. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

36. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

37. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

38. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

39. No Name In the Street by James Baldwin

40. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

41. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike

42. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

43. Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection by Sharon Salzberg

44. How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie

45. Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity by August Turak

46. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz

47. Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders by Alice Eagly and Linda L. Carli

48. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

49. Mastery by Robert Green

50. The Creator's Code by Amy Wilkinson

What books are on your 2018 reading list? Also, Comment / email / tweet and let me know if you've read any of the books or are interested in a mini reading / discussion club!

Happy reading, friends!

dragsJayde Ware