As you can probably tell, I am a voracious reader. I try to read on average a book a week and sometimes I do a few more (and a lot of other times a little less). A few books have recently come out that I am quite excited about – here are the books and why I’m really interested in reading and digesting the content:

  • Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin – I learned about Gretchen through The Happiness Project which was a fun read that provided a lot of great tactical advice and strategies on how to be happier. I thoroughly enjoyed her book and she touched on these tendencies in The Happiness Project, which she now expanded into a full book through the Four Tendencies. I like books where I learn something about myself and learn how to manage and deal with others – the four tendencies are categorized by how you comply with or resist inner and outer expectations of yourself.
  • Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 days by Chris Guillebeau – Chris is another author where I thoroughly enjoy his books due to the tactical advice that comes in it. I often read books where they have very lofty visions and strategies that are not quite applicable to me and I quickly lose interest if I can’t see how I can implement some of the strategies myself. Chris’ book so far seems quite easy to grasp and easy to implement so I’ll let you know what happens after 27 days (well more or less).
  • Principles by Ray Dalio – I went out on a limb to pre-order this book and I’m not really sure what I’m going to get out of it, but I do know that some very successful people have provided rave reviews for Principles. Ray says that he has a lifetime of experience, that is, successes and failures, and every time he fails, he tries to learn the lesson in that failure and those lessons are these principles. Again, I’m just excited to have his book even without knowing what is in it.
  • Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss – This book I pre-ordered but have not received yet. I pretty much buy and read anything from Tim Ferriss and I can see this not being an exception. It’s also starting to make me think that I need a mentor in my life, either career-wise or personal. Again, I do not know too much about the book but I get the sense that it may be quite similar to Principles (though with a broader set of people rather than the life experience of one individual).

Take a chance on these books and let me know what you think. Remember, the best investment is an investment in yourself.