Books are the best way to get insight from someone else’s years of experience and research, all condensed together into a package. Below is a list of books that I personally recommend.
Note: I periodically update this list from time to time.
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies – Jared Diamond
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Influence by Robert Cialdini
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Amazing Places by National Geographic
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
Bird by Bird” Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
1984 by George Orwell
And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Candide by Voltaire
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