One of my goals for 2019 is to read 50 books. Now I have completed 50% of my goal I thought I would reflect on the best of the books I have read this year so far. These are the top few books that gave me the most value for my time and money.
Heads up: my full in progress 2019 reading list can be found here.
1. Why We Sleep by Professor Matthew Walker
This book helped me to understand the importance of sleep on every other aspect of my life. It was an awakening of epic proportions about the dangers of too little sleep and the benefits of getting more sleep.
Admittedly I still struggle with getting enough sleep but more than ever I understand the importance and benefits that will help me take my life to the next level of performance.
2. Daniels’ Running Formula by Dr Jack Daniels
I have some aggressive long distance running goals this year and this book has helped me take my training to the next level.
Within a month of finishing this book I had dramatically levelled up my running and doubled my weekly running distance.
Most of all this book helped me answer the important question: why am I doing this specific training session today? Daniel’s explains this and more in an accessible way.
3. Average 70kg Dickhead: Motivational Lessons from an Ex-Army Special Forces Doctor by Dan Pronk
I got this book on a whim and partially wanting to support an Australian author, but wow this book motivated me more than any other book this year (so far).
I would say the main reason Dan’s book motivated me was because his middle class upbringing was so similar to mine that it made me believe if Dan can achieve amazing things, so can I.