12 Months, 12 Books, Year 2017

Moreira da Costa Library, Porto, Portugal

This year i decided that i need to continue to grow my personal home library. Even when i don’t read, it is important to have a personal refuge of knowledge, to be always available when we are thirsty for good information.

When i was younger, i didn’t like books that much. Not even when i was in school, was always a sacrifice when i was forced to read.

But after i start working, and knowing people who showed me and advice good books, the taste for reading began to appear and to grow. I think the secret was the right book recommendations, based on themes and interests that I had, whether professional or personal level.

And since a few years from now, i have been absorbing this knowledge through the many books i have read over the years.

So from now on, I’ve decided that i’m going to buy a good book every month.

You can follow my list of books to see the new arrivals each month to my library. :)


Ego is the Enemy: The Fight to Master Our Great Opponent by Ryan Holiday
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Turn the Ship Around: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules by L. David Marquet
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath
Amazon | Book Depository


On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or how to build the future by Peter Thiel
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A counterintuitive approach to living a good life by Mark Manson
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August: ???

Books to choose for the next months:

Most of the books on this list, are recommended by people i admire for their professional and personal achievements, and by the way they see and live their lives. Like Kevin Rose, Tim Ferris, David Heinemeier Hansson, Derek Sivers, Jason Fried, etc.

Do you recommend any of this books? Any new book to add to the list?