One of my 13 New Years Resolutions for 2013 is to read 52 books. The number was 33 (20 + 13) at first but it was nearly impossible for me to narrow down the list to only 33. So I thought of a genius idea: read an average of one book per week!
I used to be one of the two kids in my classroom known for the amazing ability to not remember anything that I just read in a book. I was a math wiz (best in the class) but my comprehension was the worst (bottom 1%) all through grade school. It did not improve much in high school or college but I was no longer a complete idiot.
With blogs taking the world by storm, I began to read lots and lots of articles on the internet about nutrition in 2009 which lead me into reading actual books.
And now I have this crazy ass goal to read 52 books in 2013 even though I have not read 52 books in full during my entire 24.5 years of life on this planet!
I’ve broken them down into categories as I saw fit. If I am to meet my resolution of receiving my WISE Traditions Nutrition Certificate with a 4.0 then me reading the first 14 books is a must (kind of).
WISE traditions nutrition certificate
The following books are required reading for the WISE 102 to WISE 106 classes that I will be taking in 2013. I am in the middle of WISE 102 but have yet to read any of the books. Learn more about this toadally kick ass certificate here.
- Eat Fat Lose Fat
- Good Calories Bad Calories
- The Vegetarian Myth
- The Whole Soy Story
- The China Study
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
- Fast Food Nation
- Food Politics
- Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal
- The Sheer Ecstasy of Being A Lunatic Farmer
- The Untold Story of Milk
- Pottenger’s Cat: A Study In Nutrition
- Devil in the Milk
- The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care
Harry potter series
I’ve been to Harry Potter World but have not read a single word in any of the books. I’ve watched two movies; I think the first and sixth. Since I’m an Amazon Prime member, I’ll be reading all seven books on my kindle for free; only one per month though.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
I don’t read novels often. But now that I’m a huge fan and now friend of Joshua Fields Millburn (and Ryan Nicodemus too!), I’m excited to read Harry Potter and the following three with the first being about Joshua’s life. Or is it? I’m not sure how Animal Farm got on my list but East of Eden was recommended via this facebook post.
The human being
What makes us human? Perhaps hunting and cooking? Are we vegans or meat eaters? What is optimal? Perhaps I’ll know a little more after reading the following 8 books.
- Girl Hunter
- Eat Paleo Save the World!
- Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
- Meat Eater
- The Meat Fix
- The Human Career
- The Agile Gene
- The Real Eve
Simple & intentional living
Simple living is my favorite topic to read about. I’ve been a minimalist since early 2011. I currently own less than 100 things and am ready for an adventure-filled 2013. I’m chasing experiences. Are you?
Learning & Thinking
How could you not want to read Tim Ferriss new book, The 4-Hour Chef? I definitely do. And will. All of it. The most important part will be applying what he teaches. The thing I want to learn most at this moment is speed reading. I’d love to learn how to remember names too. I plan on hugging 20,130 humans in 2013 after all…
I’m a traveling entrepreneur who is a huge fan of Chris Guillebeau. Who isn’t a fan of a dude who has visted every country in the world except for 2? Yea, he’s throwing an End of the World Party in Oslo, Norway on April 7. I’ll be there.
I don’t think I’ll ever go a year without reading at least one nutrition book. The following is what I currently plan on reading in 2013! The last book – Fat Profits – is not nutrition per say but it’s all about how WRONG the governmental nutrtion guidelines are which I’m stoked to learn about! It’s all about the money folks…
- The Great Cholesterol Myth
- 12 Paleo Diet Myths
- Eat for Heat
- The Perfect Health Diet
- Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox
- The Coconut Oil Miracle
- Wheat Belly
- Coffee Is Good For You
- It Starts With Food
- Vitamin D Revolution
- Fat Profits
View the Facebook post with excellent book suggestions.
Questions to ponder and leave a comment on: How many books do you wish to read in 2013? Which books should I add to the list and then which ones should those books replace?
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