Richard Allen Afahaene
2 min readJan 14, 2024

(No gree for anybody version)

13 Some of you say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to a certain city. We will stay there for a year. We will buy and sell things, and we will become rich.’ If you say things like that, listen to me. 14 You do not know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a cloud which appears for a short time and then it quickly goes away. 15 So what you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord agrees and we are still alive, then we will do this or that.’ (James 4:13–15 EASY)

Grateful for a new year, an opportunity to make a different plan for, a different future. An opportunity to build better habits to end up a much better person.
We do all of this with the consciousness that there’s still a factor that is independent of us. That keeps us humble, hopefully.

Now, if you’ve followed a couple of years now, you’d know this #ReadingList thing started in 2022 for me. During my review, I noticed I always put several books and never actually completed them all.

Hence, this year, we’re taking a different approach to it. Firstly, this year we’d be focused on only nine (9) books. Mainly. Any other book would be a bonus, and would not be included in the reading list but may be highlighted during a review.

Secondly and Finally, there’s a more structured and visible way of tracking the book using Notion.

With that being said, here is #My2024ReadingList;

Personal Development & Psychology

  1. Atomic Habits by James Clear.


  1. Rules of Work by Richard Templar.
  2. Deep Work by Cal Newport.

Autobiography & Philosophy

  1. Leaving The Tarmac by Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.
  2. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Business & Personal Finance

  1. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley.
  2. The Visual MBA by Jason Barron.

Family Life

  1. How to Raise Happy & Successful Children by Esther Wojcicki.


  1. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino.

“Books are what you step on to take you to a higher shelf. The higher your stack of books, the higher the shelf you can reach. Want to reach higher? Stack some more books under your feet! Reading is what brings us to new knowledge. It opens new doors. It helps us understand mysteries. It lets us hear from successful people. Reading is what takes us down the road in our journey. Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written.” — Jim Rohn



Richard Allen Afahaene

Product Designer(UI/UX) | Creative Generalist. I was designed to succeed.