Day 2 — A quick one — which books am I reading in my new life?

One of my goals in my new life was always to take more time to catch up on the many many books I have been wanting to read over the past few years. Some of the books on this list I should have read a long time ago, some of them I will never actually read. The list is being compiled by me based on 1) recommendations by friends/people and 2) books I come across myself online or through whatever other channels. Many of them are on self-improvement, learning and development, some are economics and politics related and there is a lot of actual literature as well. Any comments, thoughts and suggestions welcome! Which one of them should I read next? Which ones should I drop?

In terms of what I am reading right now, it is the first part of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Luo Guanzhong) and the Secret Sauce (Vincent Dignan / Austen Allred)

In no order of priority:

· Daily Rituals (Mason Currey)

· How will you measure your life? (Christensen)

· Living Economics (Boettke)

· Selected (van Vugt / Ahuja)

· Selling to Win (Richard Denny)

· The Brothers Ashkenazi (Singer)

· A Tale of Love and Darkness (Amos Oz)

· HTML & CSS: Design and Build Web Sites (Duckett)

· Antifragile (Taleb)

· Stumbling on Happiness (Gilbert)

· The Denial of Death (Becker)

· Friedrich Hayek: The Ideas and Influence of the Libertarian Economist (Butler)

· Perfect Competition and the Transformation of Economics (Routledge Foundations of the Market Economy) (Machovec)

· War and Gold: A 500 year history of Empires, Adventures and Debt (Kwarteng)

· Top 25 Fantasy (some of them?):

· Top 8 Books on startups (some of them):

· When Money Dies (Adam Fergusson)

· Business Writing (Ian Atkinson)

· The Jewess of Toledo (Feuchtwanger)

· Self Improvement: Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to Performance, Health, and Happiness (Loehr/Schwartz)

· Berlin Diary: The rise and fall of the Third Reich (William Shirer)

· The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Lyubomirsky)

· Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

· Rework (Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson)

· Conscious Capitalism (Mackey/Sisodia)

· Be Here now (Dass)

· The Welfare State We are in (Bartholomew)

· Rich dad poor dad (Kiyosaki)

· The Hiding Place (ten Boom)

· On Inequality (Harry Frankfurt)

· The Rational Optimist (Matt Ridley)

· The DAO of Capital (Spitznagel)

· Secrets of Power Negotiating (Roger Dawson)

· Getting Past No (William Ury)

· Built to Sell (John Warrilow)

· A Monetary History of the United States (Friedman/Schwartz)

· Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Murphy)

· Traders, Guns & Money (Das)

· The Snows of Yesteryear (Gregor von Rezzori)

· Dream of the Red Chamber (Xueqin)

· The Force of Finance; History: The Human Gamble (Reuven Brenner)

· Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom (Hanson)

· Foucault and Neoliberalism (Daniel Zamora)

· The Machinery of Freedom (David Friedman)

· Libertarian reading list (some of that!):

· The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die (Ferguson)

· Packing for India (Mulford)

· Debt: The First 5000 Years (Graeber)

· The Hare with Amber Eyes (de Waal)

· 29 Books for entrepreneurs (some of these?):

· The Connected Company (Gray)

· I will teach you to be rich (Ramit Sethi)

· The Philosophy of Debt (Douglas)

· A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

· Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

· Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

· Smartcuts by Shane Snow

· The Four Steps to Epiphany by Steve Blank

· The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

· Originals: How non-Conformists Move the World (Grant)

· Give and take (Grant)

· The Hard Thing about Hard Things (Horowitz)

· Martin Lawrence’s Broken Empire Trilogy

· The Effective Executive (Drucker)

· How to stop worrying and start living (Carnegie)

· The 4 Hour Body (Tim Ferriss)

· Bobby Dollar series (Tad Williams)

· Top 10 entrepreneur books (I have too many of these lists don’t I?):

· Managing Oneself (Drucker)

· A Manual for Living (Epictetus)

· Post Office (Bukowski)

· Feel the Fear and do it anyway (Jeffers)

· The Elements of Style (Strunk & White)

· Extreme Ownership (Wilink) 
 Deep Work (Newport)

· So good they can’t ignore you (Newport)

· Quitter (Acuff)

· Platform Scale & Platform Revolution (Sangeet Choudary)

· The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing (Al Ries)

· How to Build a Billion Dollar App (Berkowski)

· The Richest Man in Babylon (Clason)

· Value Proposition Design (Osterwalder)

· The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Duhigg)

· Talking to Humans (Rimalovski & Constable)

· List of most often gifted books by Tim Ferriss (this is great!):

· Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World (Girard)

· Lean UX: Getting Out Of The Deliverables Business (Gothelf)

· Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons In Life (Branson)

That’s it for today!