It’s exciting what we have been able to do at the Naija Book Club. Every month, we pick a book to read — from a rich variety based on recommendation by members. So, in total we had 12 books. Some read 11, some read 5 and some read 1. Some collected extra sheets and read 37 😊. It’s usually not the quantity that matters, but the habit of reading.
With that in mind, I almost didn’t write this post about the books I plan to read in 2022, but so many have asked, seeing the reading list I made in 2020 and 2019. Therefore, I chose to continue that tradition. My read for 2021 will come up shortly, but you can find out about the 44 books I read in 2020 and the 41 books I read in 2019.
I share these lists every year for three reasons:
- To encourage others to read. I will not get tired of saying we need to read more as a people.
- To provide a list for those who don’t know where to start. With 50 books, there is a lot of options.
- To document my own personal book history. I take writing seriously because I know that a pen is many times better than the best memory.
Right now, it’s only right that we just dive into it.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
- Fela: This bitch of a life — Carlos Moore
- When Breath Becomes Air — Paul Kalanithi
- Mission-Driven Leadership — Mark Bertolini
- Sam Walton: Made in America — Sam Walton
- Red Roulette — Desmond Shum
- Out of Nigeria— Joe L. Brandler
- Empire of Pain — Patrick Radden Keefe
- A Very Punchable Face — Colin Jost
- Between Two Kingdoms — Suleika Jaouad
- The Great Successor— Anna Fifield
- The key man — Simon Clark
- The Story of China — Michael Wood
- The Square and The Tower — Niall Ferguson
- The Internal Enemy — Alan Taylor
- Nothing is True and Everything is Possible — Peter Pomerantsev
- The Napoleonic Wars — Alexander Mikaberidze
- The Norwegian Exception — Mathilde Fasting
- Aftermath — Harald Jähner
- Your Money and Your Brain — Jason Zweig
- The Behavior Gap — Carl Richards
- The Deficit Myth — Stephanie Kelton
- Richer, Wiser, Happier — William Green
- Poor Charlie’s Almanack — Peter D. Kaufman
- Tao of Charlie Munge — David Clark
- Damn Right — Janet Lowe
- The Snowball — Alice Schroeder
- The Ride of a Lifetime — Bob Iger
- Trillion Dollar Coach — Eric Schmidt
- Pour Your Heart into It — Howard Schultz
- Reminiscences of a Stock Operator — Edwin Lefèvre
- The Price of Peace— Zachary D. Carter
- DeFi and the Future of Finance — Ashwin Ramachandran
- The Way of the Wall Street Warrior — Dave Liu
- Choose Possibility — Sukhinder Singh Cassidy
- Land of Big Numbers — Te-Ping Chen
- East of Eden — John Steinbeck
- Klara and the Sun — Kazuo Ishiguro
- Choose Yourself! — James Altucher
- Getting to Yes — Roger Fisher
- Backable — Carlye Adler
- The Mind Club — Daniel Wegner
- The Code Breaker — Walter Isaacson
- Packing for Mars — Mary Roach
- LikeWar— Emerson T. Brooking
- The State Must Provide — Adam Harris
- The Triple Package— Amy Chua
- Why Buildings Fall Down— Matthys Levy
- Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics — Joel David Hamkins
- The Blind Side — Michael Lewis
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Got books you absolutely love and would like for me to read? Please mention them in the comments.