The problem that I have is that I like to read part of a book, then think about it for a while before moving on. That takes time.
So I had to find a way to consume the information while doing other things.
My first thought was to find a way to read while running.
As you can probably guess, the solution that I turned to is the audiobook.
As you know, Audible is a great place to start. I have downloaded a few books there. I haven’t subscribed yet, but I was thinking about it.
These apps let you download audiobooks from your local library for free. I repeat… FREE!
I am currently listening to my first audiobook on Libby now and it seems fairly easy to use. And, the selection of audiobooks at my local library is fairly good. It definitely should give me enough choices to last me the year.
While I do have a lot of books on my to-read list, I am always looking for suggestions.
To get a feel for the books that I am looking for, here is a list of the books I read in 2017 and those that I am currently reading:
Books Read in 2017
The Distribution Trap: Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities by Andrew R. Thomas (Actual book)
Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson (Audible audiobook)
The 86 Percent Solution: How to Succeed in the Biggest Market Opportunity of the Next 50 Years by Vijay Mahajan (Actual book)
Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe (Actual book)
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (Actual book)
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (MP3 audiobook)
The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil (Audible audiobook)
Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler (Actual book)
Books That I Am Currently Reading
1984 by George Orwell (Libby audiobook)
Googled: The End of the World as We Know It by Ken Auletta (Actual book)
The Erotic History of Advertising by Tom Reichert (Actual book)
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam (Actual book)
There are a lot of great books out there.
And, now that I have access to free audiobooks from the library via the OverDrive and Libby apps, I will learn a lot more this year.
That said, if there is a book out there that I need to add to my reading list, please let me know.
And, feel free to connect to me on Goodreads.