The Reading List

Ever since I was a kid, I remember have an intense interest in books. I’d scour the library for books covering a variety of topics. I can’t say I read them all, but books have remained a part of my identity. They’re an opportunity to learn from the people you admire, to live the experiences you may never have. I always have a book on hand and a queue of books ready to ready.

I believe you should read books that will help you become the person you want to be.

Below are my book recommendations by category. If you’re interested, take a look at my entire reading list.

Keep in mind is: If you start a book and don’t enjoy it, don’t force yourself to finish it. Stop reading it and pick up another book.

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Biographies and Memoirs




What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway




Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh




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