There are lots of places to read for free – the public library, a school library if you are enrolled in a class somewhere, the little free library kiosks on the side of the road, even borrowing books from friends. I take advantage of all these resources when I can, but there are some books I know I want to own, want to have as part of my personal library, books that I can take notes in that I can revisit from time to time. A few of the books I am tracking to own right now are:
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferris which is a compilation of lessons he’s learned and tips he’s gleaned from some of the most important contributors in our society
Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money by Rabbi Daniel Lapin which is where he shares some of the teachings the Jews take from the Bible and apply to their financial pursuits
The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day by James Kakalios. This one is actually on its way to me, courtesy of Blogging for Books, and I can’t wait to indulge my desire to test their theories against what I studied in school myself.
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. One of my favorite people to follow on Instagram is Paul C Brunson and he just finished reading and raving about this book. I love the concept which is that as every design is someone’s response to a problem that needs to be solved (think the majestic beauty that is the iPhone), how can you apply the same principle to design your own life to thrive at whatever age and stage you’re in.
Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has been raved about and reviewed everywhere and I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet.
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow is the companion to Sapiens and I figure if you read one, you should read both.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is about Korea and immigration and family sagas – all themes that feature highly in my most recent fiction reads and that I want to continue exploring.
On Love by Alain Botton is a book I’ve wanted to own for a while. I actually acquired a copy and gave it away and am itching to get another one.
The Book of Night Women by Marlon James, the 2015 Booker Prize winner from Jamaica. I’m reading his award winning book next month and would like to read this one too but also, because I want to support my fellow Jamaican authors and fill my shelves with their books.
What are some of the books on your TBR that you are looking to buy soon?
Link: Top Ten Tuesday