What is 201

Answer: I read 201 books in 36 Months!


In Oct 2014, I went to see the movie, The Equalizer. Denzel Washington’s character was reading 100 books that everyone should read. I went home and Googled the list to determine if I had read any of the books.

The next day I was discussing the movie and the list of books with a friend. The friend made a bet with me, that I could not read 100 books in one year. To make it even more of a challenge, instead of reading the actual list mentioned in the movie, the books were from two categories: Business and Professional Development.

Never one for backing down, I accepted the challenge!

Additionally, I wanted to have a way to “confirm” that I was actually reading the books. As a result, I’ve recorded a video every week for 3 years, providing book analysis.

Below you will find the links to the playlist for each year’s book challenges.

Nov 2016 – Nov 2017: Mo’ 50 – The challenge was to read 50 books and watch 50 motivational videos on You-Tube. To watch the weekly Mo’ 50 videos CLICK HERE.

Nov 2015 – Nov 2016: 50/50 – The challenge was to read 50 books and watch 50 Ted Talks. To watch the weekly 50/50 videos CLICK HERE.

Nov 2014 – Nov 2015: 100 in 1 – The challenge was to read 100 books in one year. The books were printed, audio and e-books. BTW we actually read 101. To watch the weekly 100 in 1 Videos CLICK HERE.

Of course, I kept the book challenge going for the 4th year. This year’s challenge is “Fifty-Too,” to find out more CLICK HERE.

My Final Thoughts: 

They say you’ll know exactly who you’ll be in five years based upon the books you read and the people you interact with. I believe that unequivocally, my life and business have been transformed one book at a time. I will continue to host my annual book challenges because of the fulfillment that it brings each year.

201 and counting…

Dr. Donna