A nice question to ask me is, “What books are you reading (or what have you read)?”. When I read, I have thematic periods, I’d binge-read a bunch of books on the same topic. Writing, ethics, stoicism and anything Seth Godin publishes, but for the most part, it is non-fiction.
Until recently. I was on summer holiday when I visited a proper bookstore, where they attach little notes of recommendation to books. I take my kids to a proper book store every month, to buy they “book of the month”. I love that they are readers and collect books. I would happily go broke on buying books especially from stores like that.
This particular bookstore had a massive corner of what I learned was “Young Adult fiction” and those books look amazing. Just the looks make you grab your wallet and pile up. I picked up a book with a note that said “… I wish I could read this book for the first time again…”. That’s some recommendation and it was actually a great book. And it sparked a fiction reading flame, to balance my non-fiction hunger.
- Morning star by Pierce Brown
- Ruined by design by Mike Monteiro
- Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier by Kevin Kelly
- Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark
- The practice: shipping creative work by Seth Godin
- The three mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs
My timeless non-fiction recommendations (in no particular order)
- Bird-by-Bird Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
- The Big Leap Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks
- Leap First creating work that matters by Seth Godin
- Essentialism the disciplined pursuit of less by Greg McKeown
- This is Marketing by Seth Godin
- The war of art by Steven Pressfield
- De meeste mensen deugen by Rutger Bregman
- Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz