These are the books that I'm reading. I like to escape into fiction, but also learn something from self-help. It turns out there is a lot to learn in this world. As a teenager, I thought I knew everything. I was off a little bit on that one. The self-help books are generally about business, self-improvement, motivation and other topics that catch my interest.
Here are the current books that I have on the go:
James Patterson - 15th Affair
Seems like it's connected to the last one so reading it next.
Gary Keller - The One Thing
Easy enough concept. Not sure why we make our lives so complicated.
I started this, but I'm going to stop and read it with my wife...
Jame Patterson - 14th Deadly Sin
Another Women's Murder Club novel.
Jen Sincero - You Are a Badass
I'm definitely a badass for having read this book. Definitely.
James Patterson - Cross Justice
23rd book in the Alex Cross series
Not my favourite story Alex Cross story. I felt the plot was all over the place and the story has a few major holes.
James Patterson - Invisible
Good story idea. Hated the main character, the villain and the ending. Glad it's a standalone
Reed Tucker - Slugfest
The battle between Marvel and DC.
I enjoyed reading about the in-depth look at both companies. A lot of information I knew, but quite a bit that filled in some gaps and cleared up some rumours and misconceptions. The only reproach is Marvel's financial troubles in the 90's was largely glossed over considering a lot happened during that period.
David Baldacci - Saving Faith
Trying out a book from this author.
James Patterson - NYPD Red 2
The police for the elite are back.
Moz Staff (Randy Fishkin) - The Beginner's Guide to SEO
This field has attracted my attention and I want to learn more in depth techniques. It's right up my alley in terms of how I like to approach work.
James Patterson - Private India
This one didn't grab me like some of the books in the series.
James Patterson - Burn
A Michael Bennett book.
James Patterson - Unlucky 13
The 13th (obviously) installment in the Women's Murder Club
James Patterson - Private Down Under
A new Private office open in Sydney, Australia.
Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson - The (New) One Minute Manager
Short and sweet.
The saying goes that: 'you don't quit your job, you quit your boss'. After reading this, I see that this is true and I have left jobs because it wasn't fulfilling, there wasn't enough feedback or direction. If the simple techniques in this book are applied, I strongly believe that employee retention at pretty much any company would vastly improve.
James Patterson - Private L.A.
The 3rd Jack Morgan book and 6th in the Private Series.
Robyne Baruchel - The Stage Parent Survival Guide
My daughter is getting into acting. My limited experience won't be enough to prepare me.
James Patterson - Mistress
One of the standalone books.
Some people enjoyed this book, but I found myself trying to figure out why I care about the main character.
Napoleon Hill - The Law of Success
It took me almost two years to get through it. Every page contains valuable information.
It's a long book and I've only completed my first pass. I'll need to keep consulting it in order for the lessons to sink in. Any lessons that I apply to my life will only serve to improve it and further my goals. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be successful, not only in wealth, but to feel great in your own skin.