I love reading, even though I don’t read as much as I think I should.

With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most so far this year.

The following are some of my favorite books I have read since January this year [2018]:

  1. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  2. Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark
  3. Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis by Jeffrey A. Krames
  4. Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, Second Edition by Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Milburn
  5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  6. Dark Continent my Black Arse by Sihle Khumalo
  7. Bold: How to go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  8. Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  9. The Wizard Crow by Nguni wa Thiongo
  10. Golden Gate Bridge: History and Design of an Icon by Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel
  11. The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo
  12. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  13. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  14. Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown
  15. The Shack: Where Tragedy confronts Eternity by Wm. Paul Young
  16. The Last Slave Market: The Incredible Story of John Kirk: The Man Who Ended the East African Slave Trade by Alastair Hazell
  17. Mafia: The Final Secrets by Bill Bonanno and Gary B. Abromovitz

My favorite songs since January 2018 to today:

  1. Kinda Blue Album by Miles Davis [All songs]
  2. Firebrand by Simphiwe Dana
  3. Ezinkalweni by Linda Sikhakhane
  4. Spirit by Kwesta
  5. Wakrazulwa by Thandiswa Mazwai
  6. Sobantu by Nduduzo Makhuthini
  7. Family Feud by Jay-Z [feat. Beyoncé]
  8. Trip to Lyon by Dj Black Coffee
  9. Waiting, Falling by Bokani Dyer
  10. My All by Kirk Whalum
  11. Let the Heavens Open by Kari Jobe
  12. Seven Days of Falling by Esbjörn Svensson Trio
  13. Cherry Pie by Sade
  14. Emazulwini by DJ Ganyani ft. Nomcebo

My Favourite Podcasts this year so far:

  1. Superlead by Maanda Tshifularo
  2. Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Akimbo by Seth Godin
  4. The Tim Ferris Show by Tim Ferriss



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