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  • Writer's pictureDavid Doss

2021: Reading-Challenge Results

I was grateful to have a chance to read 23 books in 2021 — on top of the countless articles that I read for work and such. While I'm sure many of you can easily top 23, you might find the below list interesting, and maybe you'll add some of these to your own list. Reading these books definitely elevated my life overall, and I expect the learnings from them will continue to enrich my personal and professional life in 2022 and beyond. For 2022, I'm targeting 26 books (1 book every 2 weeks). 🤓

Below is the list (in English, unless otherwise noted).


- Never Split the Difference, by Chris Voss

- Becoming, by Michelle Obama

- A Brief History of Indonesia: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia's Largest Nation, by Tim Hannigan

- Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek

- In Sheep's Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People, by George K. Simon

- The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss

- Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference, by William McAskill

- The Enneagram: The #1 Made Easy Guide to the 9 Types of Personalities, by Tina Madison

- Bitcoin Billionaires, by Ben Mezrich

- Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

- The One Thing, by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

- Awareness, by Anthony De Mello

- The Closer's Survival Guide, by Grant Cardone


- Qualityland, by Marc-Uwe Kling (German version)

- Qualityland 2.0, by Marc-Uwe Kling (German version)

- Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev (English version)

- Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev (Russian version)

- Fifteen Dogs, by André Alexis

- Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare

- Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather

- Faust, Part 1, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German version)

- Faust, Part 2, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German version)

- Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann

1 Comment

Jan 11, 2022

Congratulations! I really like the variety of both languages -- German, Latin, Russian, and English -- and genres -- everything from entrepreneurial advice to classic literature to modern literature to what appears to be psychology/self help.

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