For those of you who know us at RED you will know we are always talking about reading and ,as the great Jim Rohn once said, “the difference you make to your life is down to three things, the people you meet, the goals you set and the books you read”.
We can’t do anything about the first two but we can help you on your way with a list of books to get you going. Make one of your goals to read a non fiction book a month a year next year. To inspire you to get started, here are our recommended 12 Books of Christmas.
Day 1 How to read a book – Mortimer Adler
Many people say to me I don’t read books so if that’s the case start with this one. It also has a great list of the books well-read people will read.
Day 2 Learned Optimism – Martin Selligman
For many a life changing book. I was fortunate to meet the author and this book changed my life.
Day 3 Raising Boys or Raising Girls – Stephen Biddulph
For the parents among us. The best child raising manuals out there!
Day 4 The Richest Man in Babylon – George S Clayson
It’s not the number one bestseller across the Middle East for nothing. A very quick to read full of great financial advice.
Day 5 Zen and The art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
An enquiry into values. He also wrote Lila, an enquiry into morals, for anyone vaguely interested in politics this is a must read. Need I say more?
Day 6 Matt Cartoons from The Daily Telegraph
Every year they publish a selection of the best ones, always great for a Christmas stocking filler and never has it been more important to laugh out loud as it is now!
Day 7 How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie
Great to have on audio to play in your car. Start it on the school run you are never too young to learn these techniques.
DAY 8 The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
How little things can make a big difference. Great if you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.
DAY 9 How to be a Brilliant Thinker – Paul Sloane
A great read to get those little grey cells working , lots of ideas here to immediately transform the way you think.
DAY 10 The Art of War – Sun Tzu
In my view one of the best leadership books out there.
Day 11 Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
As old as the hills written in 1937 and still as pertinent today as it was then.
DAY 12 Nudge – Thaler and Sunstein
We all make choices but how do we make better ones? Be it health, wealth or happiness sometimes we all need a little help getting it right.
(image courtesy of The Purposeful Mom)