Those of you who know me well know that I love books. I love reading them and I love giving them away to people. But a couple of years ago I realized that I was only reading about 20 to 25 a year, so I set a goal at the start of 2008 to read 52 books over the course of the year. I had to read 5 while on vacation the last week of the year, but I made it. I am on pace to reach that goal again in 2009, although I was hoping to double it this year.
This morning I came across one of the blogs on my “occasionally look at” list and found a really helpful guide on how to read/learn more as well as why it matters.
If you are interested you can find it here.
A quick thought on why to read more than you do. As a leader, we always want to be growing and learning. When we get a book, we are getting the organized thoughts of someone on a specific topic…we are getting years of thinking and preparation from this person, for about $12. That and a few hours time seems like a pretty good investment.
So what are you reading? Just for fun, I thought I’d list my current reading list.
Finished last week:
Three Questions for a Frantic Family – Patrick Lencioni
The Hole in Our Gospel –Richard Stearns
Meatball Sundae – Seth Godin
What I’m Working on Now:
Lead Like Jesus – Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges
Heroic Leadership (second time around) – Chris Lowney