Because my birthday is in November, my personal year starts with the 4th quarter. This upcoming year I want to better track the books I read. I’ll keep separate lists for fiction and non-fiction. In fact I’ll read at least 50 of each.
What’s a quick yet useful way to do this beyond simply keeping a list of titles? I have a GoodRead account and a LibraryThing account and a little black book for this purpose but I haven’t committed to any of them. I’ll think on this – work on setting something up before the quarter starts.
Why? Well, I always read this much anyway but I’ve been reading about all the rich, famous, productive people in the world who also do it and I want to be more conscious about it.
Here are some articles I’m going to re/read to see if there are any good suggestions about what to read or how or when or why. One of the articles I read that told me my reading put me in good company, Why You Should Read 50 Books This Year (And How To Do It)
- Bill Gates’ 2016 list
- [ ] find out what Melinda French Gates has been reading
- Mark Zuckerberg’s a year of books project
What Smart Women Read
There were not any women mentioned in the articles I read about people reading so I googled “what smart women are reading” and found a website called What Smart Women Read. On first perusal the site seems to be 98% fiction recommendations. The type is too small. But I’ll return and check it out. I’m most interested in seeing who the smart women are that they are basing the book suggestions on. Could be in general versus specific women. We will see.