Who is ready for a reading challenge?! I know, I know! One more thing to add to your plate, but trust me – this will be good!

If you read articles online about CEO’s, you will find one thing in common – most C-level executives immerse themselves in business books throughout the course of the year. They are constantly improving, constantly learning and constantly seeking to understand the changing landscape that business is. If you aspire to lead a company, a group or just be a better leader at home or in your community, you need to start reading.

In fact, studies show that most CEO’s read an average of 60 books per year! That’s more than 1 book per week! While I can’t commit to 60 books, I can certainly commit to 1.5 books per month, or 18 books this year. Below, you will find the 18 books that I have pledged to read in 2018. I hope you will join me on this journey throughout the year and this reading challenge to become better leaders and better readers, starting today.

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Most of these books are available via Amazon Kindle and even Audible. A few of the books are offered free on Kindle Unlimited right now – and you can even signup for a free trial month! If you prefer to listen to your books or want a way to listen during your morning commute or on your way to run errands, right now you can try Audible and get TWO of these audiobooks for absolutely FREE!

The 18 in 2018 Reading Challenge

I have broken the reading challenge down by months, which you will see below. Feel free to move at your own pace, this is simply a guideline. Once I’m done with a book, I’ll link back to a review on it – feel free to comment and let’s discuss! Maybe we each heard something the other didn’t. Don’t be afraid to share it!

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January: Let’s get our mindset right!
Increased Happiness = Increased Productivity!

Power Your Happy: Work Hard, Play Nice & Build Your Dream Life
by Lisa Sugar

January to February:

Happy As a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World
by Malene Rydahl


Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World
by William H McRaven


You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
by Jen Sincero

March to April:

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
by Cara Alwill Leyba


Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business
by Romi Neustadt

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She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
by Carrie Green

May to June:

How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

Boost Your Busines in 2018 Reading Challenge - 18 Books in 2018. Get your head in the game and conquer your business this year with Business Consultant Tiffany Staples


Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
by Shauna Niequist


Faith in the Spotlight: Thriving in Your Career While Staying True to Your Beliefs
by Megan Alexander

July to August:

You’re Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days
by Holly Gerth


Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue your Passions
by Sarah Kornak and Beth Anne Schwamberger


Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits that Bind You
by Erin M. Straza

September to October:

Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro
by Dana Malstaff


Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways to…Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are
by Melissa Michaels


Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
by Anne Bogel

November to December:

The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You
by Jessica N. Turner


Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More
by Rachel Macy Stafford

Boost Your Busines in 2018 Reading Challenge - 18 Books in 2018. Get your head in the game and conquer your business this year with Business Consultant Tiffany Staples

BONUS! Read these books if you find yourself with extra time or swap them out with others you are reading through the year on this reading plan if you have already read them or just feel the desire to.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferris

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
by Chris Guillebeau