This will be very short. I’m happy how things went. I do wish I would’ve read more but life happens and I’m still reading anyways. I will complete the list regardless.
Logistically, this was a challenge to push my limits and it did. Fact is I don’t think I’ve read this much in such a short time, ever in my life. And I’m pretty sure no one I know has either. It was a little over reaching to think I could make it when I was working through some things in life, helping my Mom as she is going through cancer, work was needing me more, and I was working on about 5 other habits/goals/projects on top of this reading challenge. Yet I still pushed, I stayed up till 3am to finish a few books. Read every minute I had free. And I didn’t give up even when I knew I wouldn’t make it.
Goals like this I recommend to everyone. Especially a goal you probably know you will fail, because if you keep powering through even when it looks bad, it changes your entire view on life.
Go do that goal you’ve always wanted! I’m going to keep posting books as I finish them regardless of this challenge or not. I have plenty more books I want to read! Let the fun begin!
The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone
Curtis Stone goes through the entire process from start to finish, of being a urban farmer. He talks about how he got here, what challenges he’s had, and best practices he uses on his farm now. This is a 50/50 book, 50 percent manual and 50 percent background.
I really like this book. It’s very good and I was happy to find it had a lot of raw data as to how to do things, plus his story. It doesn’t take long before you feel like you totally understand what he’s doing, how, and how you can too! Great read if you’re into farming on a small scale!
This is the final book in the 90 day challenge as I have ran out of days but certainly not books. Here is my final post on this challenge.
I’ll be honest, most would call this challenge a failure. Honestly, I felt that way about it at first.
At this point, there is no way I will be able to read the final amount of books unless I change the list to all Dr. Seuss books (haha not gonna do that.)
But that’s okay.
What I learned from this whole thing is that failure is good. Not making the mark for the challenge, that’s alright. Why? Because it helps you grow so much more when you look at things from this perspective. I don’t feel like I failed. I just feel like I didn’t have the time. I tried to make time for it but life happens. My Mom has cancer and I have to help with her as much as I can. I thought with everything I could juggle it all, but at the end of the day I couldn’t. It doesn’t bother me because I’m not giving up. So I won’t read all these books in 90 days, maybe in 180 days? Maybe less.
Fact is I’m gonna read all these books and then I’m gonna read a lot more books before this wonderful year ends.
A good friend of mine, Liz said, “Alan, how many people do you know, read as much as you do? ” My response was none. I would bet a lot of people don’t even read that many books at all. I looked up the stats, the average American reads 5 books a year. I feel like the little amount I read, made a huge difference already in my life and how I feel towards everything. I learned so very much!
Like I said, I’m not done, I’m going to finish all these books. I can spend more time on them now and enjoy them more, really deep dive into them. I’m still going to try and read as many as I possibly can before the end of March 2018.
There is a very strong chance I will take on this challenge again. Maybe this fall, or next winter. But I will probably take it down to 60 books in 60 days. 90 is a bit much. And I think next time I’ll stick with just nonfiction books.