Dr. Julian Hosp

Co-Founder CakeDeFi & I-Unlimited, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Medical Doctor, Athlete

How to read 52 books in 52 weeks (Julian Hosp’s 2018 reading challenge)

According to statistics, the majority of the population does not even read a book a year. On the other hand, one often hears that “successful” people read at least ten books a year. Whether these facts are true or not, they inspired me almost ten years ago to make me read at least 50 books each year. That’s how my “52 Books in 52 Week Challenge” came into being.

In 2018 I had the “ten year anniversary” of this challenge. On the one hand, I wanted to introduce the 52 books that I read last year, on the other hand, I wanted to explain in a video how I actually manage to read 52 books in a year:

Julian Hosp: 52 books in 52 weeks

The key things are:

  1. Know why you want to read so many books.
  2. Know how many you really want to read.
  3. Don’t worry about how too much.
  4. Combine reading with listening.
  5. Use times in between to get extra reading in.

PS .: On my YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwO-iVuY1v1GlRwSWc0n50aBUh3ycZbG] you can find a detailed analysis of the books and the background of the reviews. In the list below you will find the title, the author and the star rating out of five possible stars. Note: the links to the books are affiliate links to Amazon. This means, should you buy a book from Amazon via one of these links you pay as normal and I get a small fraction of the sales revenue as a thank you from Amazon. Of course, there is no disadvantage for you.

  1. The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact — Chip Heath & Dan Heath 5/5: https://amzn.to/2sP4Y7I
  2. Finding my virginity: The New Autobiographie — Richard Brandson 2/5: https://amzn.to/2WrSVuB
  3. Principles: Life and Work — Ray Dalio 5/5: https://amzn.to/2Si6T2K
  4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind — Yuval Noah Harari 5/5: https://amzn.to/2SeI5ZF
  5. Total Recall, my unbelievably True Life Story — Arnold Schwarzenegger 5/5: https://amzn.to/2SeI87N
  6. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow — Yuval Noah Harari 5/5: https://amzn.to/2WtzDos
  7. The Kangaroo Chronicles — Marc-Uwe Kling 5/5: https://amzn.to/2G8D8LB
  8. This time is different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly 1/5: https://amzn.to/2S6dZaP
  9. Michael Jordan — The Life 5/5: https://amzn.to/2t1OYiV
  10. Effective Executive — Peter drucker 2/5: https://amzn.to/2G7ZpsI
  11. Chicken Soup for the Soul 2/5: https://amzn.to/2TkrPU9
  12. Lean Six Sigma — Jim Hall 2/3: https://amzn.to/2sUCJ7A
  13. Ego is the Enemy — Ryan Holiday 3/5: https://amzn.to/2Bcz6hP
  14. Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury 4/5: https://amzn.to/2ThBSt6
  15. 12 Principles of Success & Fulfillment — H K Holevinsky 2/5: https://amzn.to/2G8jtLK
  16. 1984 — George Orwell 5/5: https://amzn.to/2WAnG0y
  17. 12 Rules For Life — Jordan B. Peterson 2/5: https://amzn.to/2Tj2Nol
  18. The Black Swan — Nassim Nicholas Taleb 3/5: https://amzn.to/2B8TO26
  19. The greatest — Muhammad Ali 5/5: https://amzn.to/2MBMpNr
  20. Animal Farm — George Orwell 5/5: https://amzn.to/2S8v047
  21. Das Känguru Manifest — Marc-Uwe Kling 5/5: https://amzn.to/2COZjmD
  22. Die Känguru — Offenbarung 3/5: https://amzn.to/2CMuWx7
  23. QualityLand — Marc-Uwe Kling 5/5: https://amzn.to/2RT3Gr3
  24. The Culture Code — Daniel Coyle 4/5: https://amzn.to/2BbNkPU
  25. Psychologie der Massen — Gustave Le Bon 4/5: https://amzn.to/2ME62V1
  26. Poor Charlie’s Almanack — Charles T. Munger 5/5: https://amzn.to/2SjgdUo
  27. The New Tsar — Vladimir Putin 4/5: https://amzn.to/2CSh3xz
  28. Inspired — How to build tech products customers love 5/5: https://amzn.to/2CNRhue
  29. Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions — Russell Brand 1/5: https://amzn.to/2WsnEb1
  30. I can’t make this up — Kevin Hart 5/5: https://amzn.to/2ME8v1L
  31. Men are from Mars, women from Venus — John Gray 4/5: https://amzn.to/2WsMY0k
  32. The Truth — Neil Strauss 5/5: https://amzn.to/2MEp0Ll
  33. The 5 Love Languages — Gary Chapman 4/5: https://amzn.to/2D1OvSr
  34. Extreme Ownership — Jocko Willink 5/5 (reread): https://amzn.to/2MEDx9z
  35. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think — Hans Rosling 5/5: https://amzn.to/2TrVZEU
  36. Free Will — Sam Harris 4/5: https://amzn.to/2ME9sHn
  37. Die Känguru-Apokryphen — Marc-Uwe Kling (DE) 3/5: https://amzn.to/2UryjRv
  38. The Moral Landscape — Sam Harris 4/5: https://amzn.to/2MFYd11
  39. Economy in One lesson — Henry Hazlitt 3/5: https://amzn.to/2CQqLAA
  40. The Most Important Thing — Howard Marks 4/5: https://amzn.to/2MEa3sB
  41. The Pleasure of Finding Things out — Richard P. Feynman 2/5: https://amzn.to/2TlKBdM
  42. Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman — Richard P. Feynman 3/5: https://amzn.to/2MDkeNY
  43. The World’s Greatest Generals — Napoleon Bonaparte 2/5: https://amzn.to/2TmbuOH
  44. Shoe Dog — Nike — Phil Knight 5/5: https://amzn.to/2Tg5OG2
  45. Arianna Huffington: The Sleep Revolution 4/5: https://amzn.to/2CP0pPi
  46. Art of Learning — Josh Waitzkin 3/5: https://amzn.to/2Tq0WhT
  47. Team of Teams — General Stanley McChrystal 3/5: https://amzn.to/2MBRG7H
  48. Deep Work — Cal Newport 5/5: https://amzn.to/2B6Y3v6
  49. Deep Thinking — Garry Kasparov 3/5: https://amzn.to/2MFMyiC
  50. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century — Yuval Noah Harari 4/5: https://amzn.to/2MKpdwB
  51. Brief Answers to the Gig Questions — Stephen Hawking 4/5: https://amzn.to/2WspPLJ
  52. Seriously, I‘m kidding — Ellen DeGeneres 2/5: https://amzn.to/2Wsq4GD

By now, I’ve read over 500 books in my life so far. The lessons from these are immensely valuable to me these days. I hope this list inspires you to launch a similar challenge in 2019 for yourself as well! Let me know in the comments, if you are open to this and if you have already done something similar in the past. Are there perhaps any books which I should read in 2019? Let me know in the comments.

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Do you have any questions? Something unclear? Feedback? Or just a “thank you”? I’m always looking forward to your comment.

Until next time,


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Dr. Julian Hosp (www.julianhosp.com) is a world renown blockchain expert. He co-founded a Singapore based company that has received over 100M USD in funding. Prior Julian was a 10-year professional athlete and a medical doctor.

He is the author of several bestsellers such as „Cryptocurrencies simply explained” and “Blockchain 2.0 — more than just Bitcoin”, which have been translated into 15 languages and has sold over 100,000 copies: www.cryptofit.community

He was named one of the world’s top Blockchain and Cryptocurrency experts and also works in blockchain groups with the European Union on topics such as regulation, social impact and economics.

As a Speaker of the Washington Speakers Bureau, he is frequently invited to global tech and entrepreneur events as well as government summits around the world and he is also a regular commentator in the media on current blockchain trends, the future of cryptocurrency and best practices.

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