As part of 2017 retrospective, I found that I purchased wayy more books than I actually read. I decided in 2018 I will try to be more selective with books. I still suck at it.
In the first four months of 2018, I’ve acquired 8 books. Most of them are compulsive random buys from stores or from weekly BookBub ebook discounts email.
When analyzing the data, two patterns jump out immediately. The books I actually read are: a. the most expensive books in the list, and b. books I deliberately sought out, not random finds. This is a very clear signal: Don’t buy random, cheap books!
My book list for 2018 so far…
|Jim Butcher||Hardcover, new||$2.99||The only fiction book in the list|
|The Power of Myth (affiliate link)(non-affiliate link)||Joseph Campbell||Hardcover, new||$3.99|
|Daymond John||Kindle||$1.99||Started reading, lot’s of fun stories!|
|Brendon Burchard||Paperback, new||$6.94|
|Susan Cain||Hardcover, used||$7.00||Read! Awesome guide to introversion|
|Robert Greene & 50 Cent||Kindle||$1.99|