“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ~Harry Truman.
What are you reading this year? Or perhaps the better question: Are you reading at all? Over the past decade, podcasts, videos, television, streaming apps and other options have challenged the old-fashioned approach of snuggling up with a good book.
- 27% of adults say they haven’t read a book in the past year.
- Individuals spend an average of 16.2 minutes per day reading.
- Adults 20-24 years old read for just six minutes per day in 2019.
- Reading is higher among higher educated and higher-income groups.
- Most CEOs read 4-5 books a month or up to 60 per year!
Here are a few of the books I’ll be reading this year.
- Atomic Habits by James Clear. Finishing this one up and it is overhauling my approach in several categories. Key phrase: Winners and losers have the same goals.
- Win the Day by Mark Batterson. He’s become one of my favorite authors and, oddly, this book is a little different. No lions, no snowy pits and no whispers (at least not that I know of). This book focuses on “7 daily habits to help you stress less and accomplish more.
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason. Written in 1926, it discloses the “success secret of the ancients.”
- Good to Great by James C. Collins. Never bought this one because it was always so expensive. Picked it up for $4 recently in a used books store.
- Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson. A classic that will help you deal with change. Short and entertaining. Easy read.
- The Go-Giver by Bob Burg. A story about the power of giving, The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb “Give and you shall receive.”
- Until Unity by Francis Chan. Coming in April.
And, reading again, some for the third or fourth (or fifth time):
- The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson.
- A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards.
- Wild at Heart by John Eldredge.
- The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards.
- The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino.