Books I Wish I Read Earlier

These books were all recommended by people I trusted or on reading lists that had previously given me good results. For some reason, though, I just kept reading other things first. When I finally read each of these books, I was sad that I hadn’t read them sooner and happy that I’d finally done it.

Here’s the list :

  1. How to win friends and influence people (by Dale Carnegie)
    – Best way to win an argument is to avoid it.
    – Don’t criticise, condemn or complain.
    – Remember names and make the other person feel important.
    – These practical tips along with many others are worth mastering.
  2. Man’s search for meaning (by Viktor E. Frankl)
    – He who has a why to live for can bear almost anyhow.
    – Without hope, meaning a future, death will come soon.
    – You can resist your environment’s influence.
    – There is meaning in suffering.
    – You can get used to anything, and so much more. I can’t even begin to scratch the surface of how essential this book is for every human being to read.
  3. The power of now (by Eckhart Tolle)
    – The power of now takes the best life lessons from wide-ranging spiritual religions like Christianity and Buddhism and shows you a super applicable way to integrate them into your life.
    – More commitment, more inner peace and moments of enlightenment. Above else, you’ll be on a right path.
  4. 7 habits of highly effective people (by Stephen R. Covey)
    – An absolute masterpiece with easy to follow tips, this book is helpful for both businesses and individuals.
    – It will teach you to “put first things first” and “begin with the end in mind”. It is a classic in management and leadership literature and should be mandatory reading for anyone who wants to be a leader.
  5. The power of habit (by Charles Duhigg)
    – Habits play such an important role in shaping our future, and this book will explain exactly why and how to use your habits to your advantage.
  6. The subtle art of not giving a fuck (by Mark Manson)
    – A guide to dealing with life, when things get fucked up.
    – This is book is all about how to handle life’s inevitable disappointment and painful moments and keep moving forward no matter what.

What books would you add to the list?


8 Comments Add yours

  1. G D Ogilvie says:

    I also recommend Eckhart Tolle ‘The Power of Now’ I’d also recommend Ram Dass ‘Becoming nobody’.

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    1. GS says:

      Ah yes very good suggestions.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Patrick Cole says:

    Thank you for this list. I’ve read 5 of the 6 books mentioned above so I will have to check out the one I missed. In response to your question above, I would add a book I just purchased titled “If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?” written by Kurt Vonnegut and selected by Dan Wakefield. It’s a collection of Vonnegut’s graduation speeches. Vonnegut is my favorite author and I’m very happy to add this book to my collection. 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Oh wow…such a good suggestions. Thanks for adding to my list of books to read 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Happy Maurya says:

    I read 1st, 4th, and 6th. They are great books. I’ll try to read others from your list.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. My Rollercoaster Journey says:

    I have read 4 & 5. The rest are on my tbr list.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Awesome Sauce


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