What I’m reading…

I believe we have an obligation to read for pleasure, in private and in public places. If we read for pleasure, if others see us reading, then we learn, we exercise our imaginations. We show others that reading is a good thing.

Neil Gaiman (Source)

My focus on reading is to make better choices. I’m looking at what smart people are reading and taking direction from them. Instead of being distracted by new books I’m focusing on important books that I’ve overlooked and books I’ve bought but never read.

I’m also reviewing my reading at the start of every month and trying my best to stick to my plan of what I want/need to read.

2019 was the first year that I created a ‘re-reading list’ – a list of books that have had such a great impact on me that I’ll be revisiting. I’ve included my re-reading list for 2021 on this page.

Archive: 2019 | 2020

What you’ll find here is books I’ve read or that I’m currently reading. I’m not going to recommend a book to you that I haven’t read. Oh, and you can join me on Goodreads ( where you can find out what I’m currently reading and read my book reviews).

Currently reading…

You should be extending your stay among writers whose genius is unquestionable.

Seneca – Letter II

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Theme for 2021…the biography!

  1. Churchill by Andrew Roberts
  2. Einstein by Water Isaacson
  3. Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  4. Grant and Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  5. Indira by Katherine Frank
  6. Mandela by Anthony Simpson
  7. Obama – A promised Land
  8. Tolstoy by Rosamund Bartlett

2021 re-reads [/r]

…if at any moment you find yourself wanting a change from a particular author, go back to the ones you have read before.

Seneca – Letter II
  1. The war of art by Steven Pressfield
  2. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman [/r]
  3. The four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  4. Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday [/r]
  5. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday [/r]
  6. Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday [/r]
  7. Man’s search for meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  8. Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now by Jaron Lanier
  9. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  10. The family board meeting by Jim Sheils
  11. Big fish by Daniel Wallace
  12. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy [/r]
  13. The road by Cormac McCarthy [/r]
  14. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  15. How to be a friend by Marcus Tullius Cicero [/r]
  16. In praise of wasting time by Alan Lightman [/r]
  17. When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

Daily reading and journals…

  • The daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
  • The daily Stoic journal by Ryan Holiday
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
  • A calendar of wisdom by Leo Tolstoy
  • Discourses and selected writings by Epictetus

Read in 2021…

  1. No time like the future by Michael J. Fox
  2. A man in full by Tim Wolfe
  3. Together is better by Simon Sinek [/r]
  4. The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  5. Working identity by Herminia Ibarra
  6. Leadership in war by Andrew Roberts
  7. The advantage by Patrick Lencioni
  8. In cold blood by Truman Capote
  9. They ask, you answer by Marcus Sheridan [/r]
  10. The visual sale by Marcus Sheridan
  11. Authentic happiness by Martin Seligman
  12. The boy who would be king by Ryan Holiday
  13. Factfulness by Hans Rosling
  14. Think again by Adam Grant
  15. Eleanor Roosevelt: In her words by Nancy Woloch
  16. How I learned to understand the world by Hans Rosling
  17. Deep work by Cal Newport
  18. After dark by Haruki Murakami
  19. High fidelity by Nick Hornby
  20. Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday [/r]
  21. The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday [/r]
  22. Networking is not working by Derek Coburn [/r]
  23. The biggest bluff by Maria Konnikova
  24. Tuesdays with morrie by Mitch Albom
  25. Ego is the enemy by Ryan Holiday [/r]
  26. Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami
  27. The road by Cormac McCarthy [/r]
  28. The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom
  29. Do the work by Steven Pressfield
  30. The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy [/r]
  31. In praise of wasting time by Alan Lightman [/r]
  32. How to do nothing by Jenny Odell
  33. The comfort book by Matt Haig
  34. The summer book by Tove Jansson