I know many people have lists and piles of books and things that they’d like to read. I do too. But I’m not proud of it. Reading things brings me joy. I want to do more of it and proactively take notes which I often find helps me keep engaged with my reading.
I don’t read fiction. Rarely have done. I think the last fiction book I read was when I was pregnant with my eldest son. He is now 13. Most of my reading is around building skills, business, creativity and education.
So here I go.
- Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers – a great short read looking at business in a different (yet very down to earth) way.
- E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber – A great book for entrepreneurs looking to understand where they should be and how to systemise their business for success.
- Marketing: A Love Story: How to Matter to Your Customers by Bernadette Jiwa – I picked up this book because I wanted and felt the need to be reminded an re-inspired by good marketing. This certainly did the trick. Not necessarily new ideas, but it still felt refreshing to read and great to see things from another perspective.
- Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You – a pracitcal, systematic and down to earth book on ways to plan your life.
- Anything School Can Do You Can Do Better – Marie Mullarney: an old but lovely story of how Marie home educated her 11 children in Ireland many years ago.
- Marion Richardson: Her Life and Her Contribution to Handwriting – Rosemary Sassoon – I’ve become a bit obsessed with handwriting and came across Marion’s work a short while back.
- Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know about Schools and Rediscover Education Paperback by