75Hard Nonfiction Reading

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In my previous post I mentioned wanting to endure the 75Hard Challenge again in the new year. Happy New Year! (Isn’t it incredible it’s 2024?)

This morning I logged into the app, but imagine my dismay to find even more goals to hit each day were added. The original ones were enough of a challenge, but the addition of: 8 (8!) Power List Critical Tasks and 10 minutes of dedicated visualization, among other things is a bit too much for me to consider. I DO want to get back on board with this as the achievements I made the first time I did this challenge have disappeared (that was obvious with my progress picture this morning.) Therefore, I just will keep with the original goals shown in the image below and it means I won’t be logging onto the app each day. 75 days from today is Saturday, March 16.

Let’s do this!

One part of 75Hard is to read 10 pages of non-fiction a day. I have been lining up non-fiction books in the past few days and weeks and many have come about from reading or watching other’s year-end best of lists. Really incredible non-fiction suggestions have caught my eye and have been marked to read. A good part about this challenge will also mean I will read the number of non-fiction already sitting on my shelves.

I’m going to start with one that has been waiting for me since receiving it as a birthday gift when it was first published in 2019. Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow will I’m sure infuriate me. I’ll just use that infuriation to fuel one or both of my workouts each day.

Here are some other books I came across from reading and watching those end-of-year-lists. Some really excellent sounding non-fiction looks to be crossing my lap in the next 75 days!

Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy, Valley of the Birdtail, Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Cult, Mortal Monarchs: 1000 Years of Royal Deaths, About a Son: A Murder and A Father’s Search for Truth.

Happy New Year again!