I consider reading a continuous learning skill, and after taking up the habit of reading back in 2019 I personally have not looked back. On average I strive to read 12-15 books a year, and have a personal goal of trying to get to 18 in a year.

Harry Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” The main reason? All leaders have to have a continuous learning mindset. That being said, here are some of my favorite books and some recommendations:

Self Help & Personal Development

  • Atomic Habits – James Clear
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport
  • Surrounded By Idiots – Thomas Erikson
  • Man’s Search For Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
  • The Magic Of Thinking Big – David J Schwartz
  • The Mastery Of Self – Don Miguel Ruiz Jr
  • The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F**k – Mark Manson
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  • Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport
  • The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
  • 1 Rules For Life – Jordan Peterson
  • Your Career; Managing Oneself – Peter Drucker
  • Start With Why – Simon Sinek
  • The Daily Stoic – Ryan Holiday
  • The Power Of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  • How To Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie
  • We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Late Bloomer: The Power Of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement – Rich Karlgaard

Leadership & Career

  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership – John C Maxwell
  • How To Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • The 48 Laws Of Power – Robert Greene
  • Zero To One – Peter Thiel


  • The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
  • How To Invest In Real Estate – Joshua Dorkin & Brandon Turner
  • The Psychology of Money – Morgan Housel
  • The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  • Your Money or Your Life – Vicki Robin
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  • You Are A Badass At Making Money – Jen Sincero
  • The Simple Path To Wealth – JL Collins
  • The Richest Man In Babylon – George Clason
  • The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferris
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  • Money; Master The Game – Tony Robbins
  • Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals


  • Half Of Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Adichie
  • Biafra – Charles River
  • Freedom Is A Constant Struggle – Angela Davis
  • Presidents Of War – Michael Beschloss
  • It Worked For Me – Colin Powell
  • Sapiens; A Brief History Of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Amistad – Charles River
  • Pimp – Iceberg Slim
  • The Rape Of Nanking – Iris Chang
  • The African Origin of Civilization; Myth or Reality – Cheikh Anta Diop
  • Dreams From My Father; A Story Of Race and Inheritance – Barrack Obama