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This week I finished 8 awesome non-fiction books. That puts me at 25 books in 25 days so far this year, and that’s pretty exciting since my goal for the year is 250 books. And if you missed it, I wrote a piece about how I read over 280 books in 2020 if you want to check it out.

This week, I read a wide range of books. One of them is all about the psychology of how we perceive time, which is great for anyone who feels like there isn’t enough time in a day. I also read a couple books for entrepreneurs and creatives, and I continued to try and educate myself about economics as well as being a brand new investor. There’s also an amazing book on the list about Black justice reform from a law professor. …

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This week I finished 5 books from some amazing authors. Some of the books are on writing, but I also read an excellent book on what makes us curious, and I had a great introduction into the world of investing. Enjoy!

Each of the links to the books are affiliate links, so if you use my link to purchase any of these books, some comes back to support what I do (and it also helps fund my reading habit).

Accidental Genius: Revolutionize Your Thinking Through Private Writing by Mark Levy

This book is a must-read for all writers as well as creators who struggle with coming up with ideas. Mark Levy has mastered the art of freewriting, and he does a great job explaining why it works and why it helps. For anyone who is a perfectionist or gets stuck, I highly recommend this book. The chapters are short, and there are dozens of free-writing practices for you to try to get your wheels in motion so you can start creating. …

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It’s the first official week of 2021, and I finished seven excellent non-fiction books. This week, I fell more in love with the books by Michael Shermer, learned about how free-market competition and privilege causes issues in the United States, the psychology of boredom, and I read an awesome book about why kids need to learn to fail. And, as I continue to write my new non-fiction book, I read some more books about writing. Enjoy!

Each of the links to the books are affiliate links, so if you use my link to purchase any of these books, some comes back to support what I do (and it also helps fund my reading habit).

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It’s the first week of 2021, and it’s the first weekly non-fiction reading list. This last week, I finished 8 amazing books. I’m really getting back into cognitive psychology, and some of these books on this list are must-reads. I’m also focusing a ton on my personal writing this year, and I love learning from other writers.

Also, I finished 2020 by reading a grand total of 283 books. …

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When I was a kid, I loved to read. I was obsessed with R.L. Stein’s Goosebumps and other series we millennials grew up with. But in high school, when reading became mandatory, I started to hate it, and I stopped reading. I disliked reading so much, that I cheated on just about every test we had that involved a book we were supposed to read.

For nearly a decade, I spiraled into a drug and alcohol addiction that almost killed me, and one of the reasons I stayed stuck for so long was because I thought I knew everything. At any given moment, I thought I was the smartest person in the room. It took a lot of humility to realize that I don’t know nearly as much as I thought I did, and once I did that, something happened, and I developed a thirst for knowledge within the next few years. …

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This last week, I finished 9 non-fiction books from some awesome authors. My current number of books read for 2020 is 280! I’m thinking I’ll finish 2–3 more by the end of the year, too.

As I continue to work on my newest book, I read some more books meant for authors, and it’s really interesting getting different perspectives and strategies. I even finally read On Writing by the man himself, Stephen King. Other than that, there are some great books on this list about skepticism, politics, and some other interesting subjects. Enjoy!

Each of the links to the books are affiliate links, so if you use my link to purchase any of these books, some comes back to support what I do (and it also helps fund my reading habit).

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Back in 2011, an extremely sad story took place in China. On the 13th of October, a two-year old girl by the name of Wang Yue accidentally wandered out into traffic and was struck by a vehicle. Shortly after, she was hit by a second vehicle. As she lay there bleeding on the road for more than seven minutes, no less than 18 people walk past her small, bleeding body laying there. Rather than calling for help, these people continued on with their day as though nothing was happening.

But maybe this was just something that would only happen in China, right? Surely, that couldn’t happen here in the states. Not quite. Back in 1964, Kitty Genovese was returning home at about 3 am after her shift a local bar in Queens, New York. After parking her car and walking to her nearby apartment, a man brutally stabbed her. As she screamed, lights from the surrounding apartments turned on, and the man fled, but nobody called the police. Shortly after, the man returned to stab Genovese again. He left and returned one more time to finish stabbing her, and the first call to the police didn’t come in until 3:50 am. …

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This week, I finished 10 non-fiction books, which puts my 2020 total books read at 271! A lot of these are shorter books for writers, artists, and other creatives, but we also have some books in here on social issues, politics, psychology, and smarter decision making. Enjoy and have a great holiday!

Each of the links to the books are affiliate links, so if you use my link to purchase any of these books, some comes back to support what I do (and it also helps fund my reading habit).

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

This morning, I sat down during my scheduled time to work on research for the new book I’m writing, and self-doubt came flooding in. I was paralyzed. Then, I thought it’d be a good idea to revisit this amazing book from Elizabeth Gilbert, and I binged the audiobook in one sitting as I did my work. There are a lot of great books about there for creatives about moving passed fear, but this is definitely one of my favorites, and I can see myself reading it one or two more times throughout my writing process when I need a boost of motivation. …

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I finished 8 books this week, which puts my 2020 reading total at 261 books! As you’ll see, I’ve been working hard on my next book and really trying to draw inspiration and insight from my fellow authors. In between books for authors, I read some great books on philosophy, psychology, and social issues. I also read a really disappointing book riddled with pseudoscience about cults.

Each of the links to the books are affiliate links, so if you use my link to purchase any of these books, some comes back to support what I do (and it also helps fund my reading habit).

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I’ve recently fallen in love with the books by Robert Reich, and I’m currently reading my third book of his within the last week. During my current read, Saving Capitalism, Reich dives into the myth of meritocracy and the ridiculous amounts of money that CEOs are paid. He lays out the massive increase of CEO pay over the years. For example, since 1978, CEO compensation is up 940%

Let me repeat that…940%

To put it in perspective, back in 1965, CEOs made on average about 20 times more than regular employees. In 2018, it was recorded that CEOs were being paid roughly 221 to 278 times more than the regular employee. In a nation where meritocracy supposedly exists, are we really going to lie to ourselves and say CEOs work over 200 times harder than the average employee? …

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