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2019 Reading Challenge Book #5: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris J. Anderson

The fifth book in my challenge was recommended to me by Bob Coppedge. Bob is the CEO and founder of Simplex-IT, an IT consulting firm in Hudson, Ohio.

Title: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Author: Chris J. Anderson

Read from January 10 to January 21

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2019 Reading Challenge Book #4: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss

The fourth book in my challenge was recommended to me by Bob Coppedge. Bob is the CEO and founder of Simplex-IT, an IT consulting firm in Hudson, Ohio.

Title: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Author: Chris Voss

Read from January 6 to January 10

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2019 Reading Challenge Book #3: Good to Great by Jim Collins

The third book in my challenge was recommended to me by Bob Coppedge. Bob is the CEO and founder of Simplex-IT, an IT consulting firm in Hudson, Ohio.

Title: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

Author: Jim Collins

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2019 Reading Challenge Book #2: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The second book in my challenge was recommended to me by my sister-in-law, Molly Martin. Molly is the director of the Indianapolis National Network hub of New America.

Title: The Westing Game

Author: Ellen Raskin

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2019 Reading Challenge Book #1: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Full disclosure: I did not pick this book to start my reading challenge because it would be a “quick read”.

The first book in my challenge was recommended to me by my friend and fellow Glassmen alumni Michelle Wright, a researcher and assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin.

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2019 Reading Challenge

I surprised myself in 2018 by reading 33 books. I’m not sure if the surprise was because of how many I read or that I didn’t read more. I feel I could have read more, in fact, if I had spent less time on social media, something which I intend to do in 2019.

For 2019, I’m going hard core. My goal is to read one book each week of the year.

I have two requirements for my reading list:

  1. The books must be available from either the Medina County District Library or the State Library of Ohio.
  2. When possible, the books are in eBook format so I can read them on my Kobo Aura One e-reader. The Aura One has a large e-ink display and direct access to Overdrive, allowing me to check books out directly on the device.

Want to join me or follow along? I’ll be posting each book here on my website and well as on my Goodreads account.

http://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/14783337

What books would you recommend I read in 2019? How many do you think you’ll finish? Let me know in the comments below.

  1. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie