8 Books That Shaped My Worldview (And Why I’m Rereading Them Now)

Over the last 5 years, I’ve read 225 books.

And it took me reading those 225 books to realize:

90% of books shouldn’t be books at all — they should be blog posts.

On top of that, the total number of books read is a vanity metric.

I used to chase that elusive “52 books in 52 weeks” metric thinking it would somehow prove I was smart, disciplined, or wise.

But I would have been far better off reading the best books several times rather than trying to read a lot of books one time.

With that in mind, I reflect this weekend on which books had the biggest impact on me. And next year, I will re-read each of them:

  1. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  2. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  3. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  4. The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley
  5. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  6. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgensen
  7. How to Win Friend & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  8. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy

If you’re looking for some new reads, it’s hard to beat this list.


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