Reading Challenge 2020

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Anirudh has read 1 book toward his goal of 20 books.
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When there are so many options competing for our time, it’s worth reminding yourself of the unique rewards of book reading. I made up my mind to free some time and resolved to read more books. By the end of every book, you’re somehow changed, you see the world differently. Screens show you what’s happening; novels, by contrast, construct those fictions within your mind, allowing you to become anyone, and go anywhere.


I intend to complete 20 books by the end of the year. I’ll post the reviews of the books as and when I complete reading here.


1/20

My India: Ideas for the Future by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always admired Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. I was fortunate to meet him a while back when I was a kid.

His ideas about free India are so inspiring and will leave a strong positive impression on the reader. All the excerpts shared in the book are thought-provoking, and there is a lot to take ahead and apply in our own lives. Being the missile man and the president of India, Dr Kalam has been the epitome of change and scientific development in modern India for which he will always be remembered. I’d suggest this book to be read by young students who will be shaping our countries future. If you admire Dr Kalam’s Journey, his ideas, his achievements, then recommending this is a no-brainer.


2/20

Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits by James Clear

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Atomic Habits is one of those books which you should read and read again. The ideas shared by James Clear are as clear as his name.

Throughout the book, the author shares multiple excerpts which are backed up with strong scientific, psychological experiments and historical events. Being a science student, I only believe what I see and what I understand, and the 4 laws according to the author that govern habit formation or destruction are all based on science. The cycle of CUE | CRAVING | RESPONSE | REWARD is so true and yet so simple. The whole idea revolves around how an individual can tackle habits with these 4 laws.

This is a must-read for anyone and everyone struggling to drop a few bad habits and forming good habits. I can easily put this with the top motivational reads.

Enjoy and learn a few things! :)