2017 Books Update: Part 1

June is a very good time to update you on my “reading challenge” It’s the half way mark. If you recall in this post here I talked bout me getting my mojo back and reading more books this year.

How have I done? January to May is basically 21 weeks and I’ve read 20 books aka 20 books in 21 weeks, it sounds good right? honestly, I think it’s a little disappointing. Not quite satisfied with it, the first thing I thought was damn that’s too low.

The problem is that I didn’t set a goal. A goal has to be clear, specific and measurable but all I said was “I’m going to read more this year” which doesn’t say much or put up any challenge.
Good thing it’s never too late to set a goal, so the challenge is 100 books this year. Yes I know it’s June but on the bright side, I’ve just 80 more to go.

Here is the list so far;

Smart money woman Arese Ugwu


1. The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu

The alchemist Paulo Coelho,You are a badass by Jen Sincero


2. You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero.
(Check out my favorite quotes from the book in this post here )

3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Steal like an artist, born a crime, 5 second rule, leave your mark,


4. Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht

5. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

6. The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Ribbons

7. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

8. Ignore Everybody by Hugh Macleod

Bossy pants by Tina Fey, Yes Please by Amy Poehler


9. Bossypants by Tina Fey

10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

2017 books


11. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

12. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

13. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

14. Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop

15. The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia

16. Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

17. Advancing Your Photography: A Handbook for Creating Photos You’ll Love by Marc Silber

18. Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

19. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell

20. Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris by Jennifer L.Scott

Have you read any of the books listed above?
What’s on your reading list right now?

Cheers to the 80 books to go

Lots of Love



  1. Tee

    June 9, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Hey Soogie. I want some of these. Do you have soft copies? I’ll send you a DM.

  2. Afoma

    June 9, 2017 at 11:09 am

    That’s a lot of great books you’ve got there! I love Amy Poehler’s book and even reviewed it on my blog! Lean In and Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime are certainly on my list for July! Great post!

  3. Boluwatife

    June 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Hey, Sog! We want some of this books na, leave us a link to the ones you have in soft copies. Pretty please

    1. Boluwatife

      June 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm


Leave a Reply