The Reading List

Ever since I was a kid, I remember having 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 and to live the experiences you may never have. I always have a book on hand and a queue of books ready to read.

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 this in mind: 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.

Biographies and Memoirs

Business

Poverty Alleviation

Career

Fiction

What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

The Sympathizer: A Novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Finance

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko

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Marketing

Philosophy

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Road to Character by David Brooks

Happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Psychology

Self-Help

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