In a world of emotional sound bites and clickbait articles, books offer us one of the last few spots to still read a full thought. They require the author, as well as the reader, to commit to understanding on a deeper level.
Having a good reading list is a great way to help you expand your knowledge base, as well become a more avid reader.
I always have two reading lists that I maintain:
- Want to Read List – I keep a list of about 15-30 books that I want to read in the future. These books are from a few different genres/categories (mostly finance, business, philosophy), so that I can always find a book based on what I’m feeling at the time. I also review the list throughout the year, and remove books that linger on there too long.
- All Time Favorites – I also keep my all time favorite books to read again. I love to re-read great books, and doing so probably comprises about half of my yearly reading. Any book that doesn’t become a favorite get’s donated.
I keep my “want to” reading list mostly on Amazon. Although I have a few qualms about them as a company, their book selection, reviews, and wish list features work well.
My favorite books are kept in a collection in our library (storage in our basement). Although I do have some books on Kindle, I fall into the camp of enjoying the physical feel of a book while I’m reading it.
This post is Day 18 of 21 Days of Simple.