The problem is, life is busy. Now that people spend more and more time online, at work, watching television, going to classes, commuting, etc. it can really leave you with little time to sit down and read a book. That is why this goal is going to be difficult, but if I can do it I think I would greatly benefit from it.
Here are the first ten books I plan on reading in 2009. A quick warning: they cover a lot of different topics.
- The End of Prosperity
I have already started to read this book (about 40,50 pages in) and so far it has been absolutely amazing. It is written by three economists, and it talks about how different tax policies (based on different economic schools of thought such as Keynesian vs. supply-side) have affected prosperity in America. I literally stumbled upon this book, and I'm glad I did.
- Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 7th Edition
Read the first few pages. I'm sure there will be plenty of good advice. I'm a finance major, so it only makes sense I know how to interview for it!
- Find It Fix It Flip It
I always found flipping houses interesting, and this book is kind of an 'intro' on how to do it. No I'm not going to drop out of college to flip a house, but maybe one day I will buy a fixer upper. If it's likely to be profitable, why not?
- Ready Set Sold
Another real estate book that looked interesting.
- Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant
I loved Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki so I wanted to read a few more books by him. He's very wise financially, and I can only hope to make it to that level some day.
- Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Getting Richer By Getting Smarter.
Another book by Kiyosaki. I got both of these books for Christmas from my aunt and uncle, and like I said I can't wait to read more from Kiyosaki.
- The Sociopath Next Door
Not the typical book I would read, but I saw it and it looked pretty interesting so I figured, why not?
- Pikachu's Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokemon
I used to love Pokemon when I was little! What happened to them? Haha but from what I know of this book it should be really interesting. A little business, a little psycology/sociology and I'm hoping a great story.
- Atlas Shrugged
There has to be some political book on this list, right? Well, I have heard of Ayn Rand and I know that many libertarians quote her/respect her/etc. and my friend has started to read this book and I think it would be a good idea for me to read it as well. It's a long book (over 1,000 pages) but it will be well worth it!
- The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging
-The editors of the Huffington Post and Arianna Huffington
My sister got me this book for Christmas. The Huffington Post is very liberal, but this book is not about liberals, it's about blogging. And last time I checked they were the most successful political blog. Ever. I'm sure I can learn a few things from them.
The last thing I would like to do is ask you if there are any recommendations you have. I'm pretty open to different subjects and authors (Not only will I read books by liberals, but I actually think it is important to at least see where the other side is coming from. If your views truly are the 'correct' views it can't hurt, right?). So let me know if there is a book you read or are planning to read or heard was good, and I will add it to my list for 2009.
Happy New Year! Here is to a prosperous and wonderful 2009.