I'm usually reading anywhere between two to five books at a time. A few years ago, I was a devoted, kindle-only fanatic, but during the pandemic, I fell in love with paperbacks and hardcovers again.
I usually reserve buying "real" books, as some might call them, for the ones I really expect to be profound texts that I'll enjoy keeping in my home library. Oftentimes, I'll also give these out.
Here's a list of what's currently in my reading arsenal (updated December 27th, 2023):
- Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough by Michael Easter
- understanding what drives the cycle of doom-scrolling, constant cravings, and the relentless drive for more.
- Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis.
- the story about SBF (Sam Bankman-Fried) of FTX
- The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
- yes, you can re-discover and learn new ideas about the 80/20 principle!
- Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want by Dr. Grace Lordan
- I heard a lot of praise for this book but haven't found good value yet. Perhaps it's waiting for the right moment.
- Sun Tzu's Art of War: The Modern Chinese Interpretation by General Tao Hanzhang
- interpreted by a Chinese General, one of the architects of the Communist Revolution
- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach
- as recommended by Tim Ferriss, this is a wonderful book when you need to do some soul-searching and grounding.