I’m a book worm. I’ll admit it. I enjoy reading and wish I had more time for it.
Growing up I could knock out a book in a couple hours. When a new book came out in a particular series, I’d sit and devour it, letting nothing distract me from my reading.
Now that I have more responsibilities other than cleaning my room and loading the dishwasher, finding time to read is much harder than when I was 10. I have found the books I’m reading have changed as well. The genre has primarily stayed the same, however, the content is much different.
I really enjoy reading about history and growing up I would love reading historical fiction books. I liked how an author could take an actual event in history and create characters around those events. It really gave me a sense of how things were back in the day.
A few weeks ago I attended the premier of a new way to share photos called Pass. I blogged about it here. During that seminar several of the speakers mentioned several business books that had helped them in their careers. A few days later I had made my Barnes and Noble purchase and eagerly awaited the arrival of my summer reading.
Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence. Tim Sanders
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing. Al Ries & Jack Trout
How to Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie
48 Days to the Work you Love. Dan Miller
The Most Important Year in a Woman’s Life. Susan Devries & Bobbie Wolgemuth
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
I’m really looking forward to getting into these books and learning from them. Some of them have been around for a while, why others are relatively new. I’ll be sure to let you know what I learn from them. I’m about to finish up Public Enemies: America’s Great Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, Bryan Burrough. Yes, I know this confession makes me a nerd, but I’m okay with that.
What books do you like to read? What books have been helpful to you? Leave me a note and let me know!