As the end of 2016 closes in I've been reflecting on the past year. My career -and life- trajectory has taken some odd turns. But I'm glad I decided to read more (mostly non-fiction). The past few years I barely averaged 2-3 books, despite being an avid reader when I was younger. In 2016 I finished 36 books and I'm partway through another 14(ADHD). I'm setting a new goal of reading 52 books in 2017. I don't think that's particularly impressive, or something everyone should strive towards but I do think reading more is worthwhile. Of course the types of books you choose to read make a difference.
It's had a tremendous effect on my outlook on my career goals and life in general. I would strongly encourage everyone to set aside the time to read more. Audible is also a great way of consuming more books.
Here are some of my favorite books that I read this year— and please feel free to share yours: