The First 11 Books on The 2013 Reading List

During this past month I’ve assembled a list of books that I’m going to be reading over the next year. I’ve already made my way through two books since 2013 began, and they are as follows:

Both of these books cater to the productivityist on very different levels, and I’m glad I’ve given them a read. Considering that Nick’s book appeals to the mindful approach to productivity that I explore and the Asian Efficiency work appeals to the OmniFocus user in me, they were the ideal books to start off 2013.

But I’ve got a lot more books on my reading list for the coming year. My goal is to read at least 36 books this year, and they include the following:

  1. It’s Not About the Tights by Chris Brogan: After seeing Chris incorporate superpowers into his talk at the 2012 World Domination Summit, I’m looking forward to seeing how he does the same within the pages of this e-book.
  2. Discardia: More Life, Less Stuff by Dinah Sanders: I wasn’t familiar with Dinah until I learned we’d both be on The OmniFocus Setup panel this week. I’ve been making my way through the book and am enjoying it quite a bit.
  3. Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life by Jeff Goins: I’ve always liked Jeff’s work and am looking forward to diving into this book. I’d also wager that by the time I do, he’ll have another one ready for me to read – he’s that prolific.
  4. It Will Be Exhilarating by Dan Provost: I bought this upon its release last year but have yet to read it. I may wind up reading a good deal of it between now and by the time Macworld wraps up, which would be fitting since Studio Neat will be exhibiting at the event once again.
  5. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg: I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, but it’s one that ill hold off on until I’ve cleared the decks a bit more.
  6. Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst: This is another one I’ve been meaning to read…and another that will require a lot of attention. So I’ll hold off on it until I can give it that.
  7. Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content by Mark Levy: I’ve started this one and left it for a bit, and am itching to return to it once I’m done a few of the others.
  8. Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis: This is one I’ll be able to read in tandem with something else…and can take my time with as well. As a stay-at-home dad, I’m looking forward to getting my eyes on it.
  9. Mastery by Robert Greene: I’ve heard nothing but great things about Greene’s books, and while I’m sure I should start with one of his earlier works this is the one that speaks to me the most right now.
  10. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal:  I’m big on willpower, so this one is a natural for me.
  11. 1,000+ Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently by Marc and Angel: They write great stuff, and I’m sure this will be no different.

I’ve committed to doing more reading this year – I’ve even got some works of fiction that I’m going to read this year (including more of Aaron Mahnke’s work) – and hopefully some of the above books make it on to your reading list this year as well.