50 Books in one year!

A challenge!

I heard of someone else doing this and decided it was something I should do. All I can say is WOW! As daunting as it sounds it is one of the greatest things I have ever done. I commute for about 3 hours each day. I go to the gym for 90 minutes every day. I have to work at least 8 hours a day. I also need to sleep and eat. With all of that in mind I use audible while commuting thus transforming my car into a mobile library 🙂

I’ve chosen a mix of things to read, here they are with hard copies in bold.

Title Author Media Page count Word count Words per page
The 7 habits of highly successful people Stephen R Covey Paperback 432 113,970 263.8194444
The 8th Habit Stephen R Covey Paperback 411 126,005 306.5815085
The gifts of imperfection Rene Browne Paperback 160 40,000 250
Happy Again Jenifer E. Smith Paperback 232 58000 250
Start with Why Simon Sinek Audiobook 256 63510 248.0859375
The Japanese art of decluttering Marie Kondo Audiobook 288 69600 241.6666667
Brave new World Aldous Huxley Paperback 256 40455 158.0273438
Primer Irish language volume 1. Pimsluer Audiobook 62 15500 250
The 5 second rule Mel Robbins Audiobook 240 65975 274.8958333
The Power of now Eckhart Tolle Paperbook 128 25520 199.375
Flash Boys Michael Lewis Audiobook 320 89175 278.671875
Pride and Prejeduce Jane Austen Audiobook 480 99760 207.8333333
The 5th Risk Michael Lewis Audiobook 256 44950 175.5859375
Liars Poker Michael Lewis Audiobook 320 80000 250
Them: Adventures with Extremists Jon Ronson Audiobook 336 71920 214.047619
The history of European civilization Kenneth R. Bartlett Audiobook 620 155000 250
The people versus Tech Jamie Bartlett Paperback 320 87500 273.4375
Docker in action Jeff Nickoloff, Stephen Kuenzli Audiobook 350 87500 250
Data Science for business Foster Provost & Tom Fawcett Audiobook 414 103500 250
The curious case of Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde Robert Lewis Stevenson Audiobook 64 22185 346.640625
Frankenstein Mary Shelly Audiobook 166 90624 545.9277108
Bulding Valve Amplifiers Morgan Jones Paperback 178 24896 139.8651685
Dracula Bram Stoker Audiobook 336 147755 439.7470238
Fragile Shelia O’Malley Paperback 288 65656 227.9722222
The war of the worlds HG. Wells Audiobook 112 28000 250
Win Bigly Scott Adams. Audiobook 320 78590 245.59375
Juno and the Paycock Sean O’Casey Paperback 272 68000 250
The Sky at night Sir Patrick Moore Paperback 240 60000 250
Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt, J Dubner. Audiobook 315 68150 216.3492063
The Emergency Poet Deborah Alma Paperback 192 8620 44.89583333
Of Mice and men John Steineck Audiobook 112 31465 280.9375
Blink Malcom Gladwell Audiobook 296 67135 226.8074324
The first men on the moon HG. Wells Audiobook 350 95000 271.4285714
The Time Machine HG. Wells Audiobook 113 28250 250
The Invisible man HG. Wells Audiobook 208 32840 157.8846154
A brief history of time Stephen Hawking Paperback 212 50170 236.6509434
Getting to yes Roger Fisher & William Ury Paperback 240 55245 230.1875
The art of war Sun Tzu Audiobook 62 15500 250
The tau of pooh Benjamin Hoff Audiobook 432 108000 250
The island of Dr. Moreau HG. Wells Audiobook 192 29976 156.125
The growth delusion David Pilling Audiobook 304 73950 243.2565789
The universe in a nutshell Stephen Hawking Paperback 248 62540 252.1774194
Fear Bob Woodward Audiobook 286 107300 375.1748252
Options trading for beginners Mathew Bear Audiobook 82 13050 159.1463415
Outliers Malcom Gladwell Audiobook 336 63510 189.0178571
The new silk roads Peter Frankopan Audiobook 320 58580 183.0625
The Phoenix project Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford Audiobook 432 128470 297.3842593
The Unicorn project Gene Kim Audiobook 352 107880 306.4772727
The Dog who lost his bark PJ Lynch Paperback 144 11890 82.56944444
The Algebra of happiness Scott Callaway Paperback 256 31175 121.7773438

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