Bookshelf

I often challenge myself to read a few books yearly; surrounding topics such as health, mindset, finance, fantasy, and more. My favorite reads are listed below, but sometimes using audible is preferred when I want to listen 📚


Finished Books

Reading has been a big reason for helping me grow over the years and has guided me to develop a stronger interest in learning new things.

Let’s start with the following list of books I’ve read previously.

2024:
Atomic Habits – James Clear
12 Rules For Life – Jordan B. Peterson
Feel Good Productivity – Ali Abdaal

2023:
JLPT N5 1000 Vocabulary – Arc Academy
The Atlas Six – Olivie Blake
The Five Second Rule – Mel Robbins
The Writer’s Journey – Christopher Vogler

2022:
Genki 1: Part 1 – Eri Banno
The High 5 Habit – Mel Robbins
The Power Of Now – Eckhart Tolle

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2021:
Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
Money Master The Game – Tony Robbins
Nihongo Fun & Easy: Part 1 – Yukiko Ogata

2020:
Harry Potter: The Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter: The Order Of The Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

2019:
Awaken The Giant Within – Tony Robbins
Harry Potter: The Goblet Of Fire – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter: The Prisoner Of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

2018:
Harry Potter: The Chamber Of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
Notes From A Friend – Tony Robbins

2017:
Unlimited Power – Tony Robbins.
The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King – J.R.R Tolkien

2016:
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring – J.R.R Tolkien
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – J.R.R Tolkien
The Secret – Rhonda Bryne

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2015:
Percy Jackson: The Battle Of The Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian – Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Titans Curse – Rick Riordan

2014:
Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief – Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson: The Sea Of Monsters – Rick Riordan

Upcoming Books

Unfortunately, there’s never enough time to read all the books I want, but that hasn’t stopped my peers from recommending their books.

The following is a list of books I plan on reading in the future.

2025+:
A Brief History Of Time – Stephen Hawking
Abroad In Japan – Chris Broad
Die With Zero – Austin Kleon
Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport
Dune – Frank Herbert
Eight Rules Of Love – Jay Shetty
Genki: Part 2 – Eri Banno
Happy – Derren Brown
How To Take Smart Notes – Soenke Ahrens
How Will You Measure Life – Clayton M. Christensen
It’s Not You – Ramani Durvasula
Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven
Nihongo Fun & Easy: Part 2 – Yukiko Ogata
Outliers: The Story Of Success – Gladwell Malcom
Pocket Full Of Do – Chris Do
Protect Your Piece – Trent Shelton
Remembering The Kanji 1 – James W. Heisig
Remembering The Kanji 2 – James W. Heisig
Show Your Work! – Austin Kleon
Storyworthy – Matthew Dicks
Straight Shooter – Stephen A. Smith

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The 12 Week Year – Michael Lennington
The 5AM Club – Robin Sharma
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Atlas Saga – Olivie Blake
The Chronicles Of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
The Courage To Be Disliked – Ichiro Kishimi
The Creative Act – Rick Ruben
The Diary Of A CEO – Steven Bartlet
The Gifts Of Imperfection – Brene Brown
The Holy Grail Of Investing – Tony Robbins
The Magic Of Thinking Big – David Schwartz
The Making Of A Manager – Julie Zhuo
The Mamba Mentality – Kobe Bryant
The Nutshell Technique – Jill Chamberlain
The Psychology Of Money – Morgan Housel
The School Of Greatness – Lewis Howes
The Subtle Act Of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson
Think Like A Monk – Jay Shetty
Unshakable – Tony Robbins
Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker
Worthy – Jamie Kern Lima
Your Money Or Your Life – Vicki Robin

Final Takeaways

I was never much of a reader until adulthood, but since making it a part of my daily routine, starting a new book has become something I look forward to.

Reading has done so much for my well-being, confidence, and relationships, that it’s hard to imagine a time when I wasn’t doing it.

These lists have been put together to track my progress but feel free to use them as a guide or personal bookshelf (I update them often).

If you’re interested in reading about my story, I invite you to check it out.

We may be getting older, but the knowledge we gather is priceless.

Thanks for reading,
William