“So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa

I thought that graduating high school and not going to a four-year college meant that I was over reading lists. Clearly, that is not the situation.

My list is longer than ever before and constantly growing. I think it has grown so much within the past year because I didn’t have the constraints of school on me anymore. No more schedule telling me what I had to read, when I had to read, and how long my paper had to be on the book that I merely skimmed over. 

My reading list as of December 2019 includes:

  • Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • I Will Teach you to be Rich – Ramit Sethi
  • My Inventions – Nikola Tesla 
  • WITSEC series- Lisa Philips
  • Traction – Gabriel Weinberg
  • Art and The Bible – Francis Schaffer
  • Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport  
  • Deep Work – Cal Newport
  • That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea – Marc Randolph 
  • Persuasion: Convincing others when facts don’t seem to matter – Lee Hartley Carter 
  • The Lessons of History – Will Durant
  • Only the Paranoid Survive – Andrew Grove
  • Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: 7 Steps to Stop Bullying Yourself and Start Loving Yourself – Christine Arylo and Amy Ahlers
  • Good Strategy Bad Strategy – Richard P. Rumlet
  • The Art of Possibility – Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander
  • Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  • Niche Down – Christopher Lochhead
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
  • The Inner Game of Tennis – Timothy Gallwey
  • The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

I am all too aware that it will take me a long time to fully get through this list. Me adding new books to it weekly doesn’t help much either. 

If you have any book suggestions I’d love to hear them! You can click here to go to my contact page or you can email me at mialiang@gmail.com.

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