Answer: I’ve read 353 books in 72 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 5 years, providing book reviews and analysis.
Below you will find the links to the playlist for each year’s book challenges starting with the most recently completed book challenge.
Nov 2019 – Nov 2020 Six – The Challenge was to read 50 books in one year and to conduct an act of balance and harmony weekly. To Watch the Six book reviews CLICK HERE.
Nov 2018 – Nov 2019 Five – The Challenge was to read 50 books in one year and to attack fear by taking one weekly risk. To Watch the Five book reviews CLICK HERE.
Nov 2017 – Nov 2018 Fifty-Too – The Challenge was to read 52 books in 52 weeks. To Watch the Fifty-Too book reviews CLICK HERE.
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 book reviews 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 book reviews 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 book reviews CLICK HERE.
Of course, I kept the book challenge going for the 7th year. This year’s challenge is “Seven,” to find out more CLICK HERE.
353 and counting…