October’s Reading List
Last month I started the month talking about the books I was looking forward to reading in September. This got some great feedback, so I thought I’d continue letting you know what I’m reading each month and then post my reviews and summaries on the books I’ve read.
Not only does this help you understand whether the books is worth buying, it’s good for me to summarise my notes in one place!
You can read my reviews, from last month, of Trust Agents here and Leading Outside the Lines here when it goes live just by clicking on the links.
So, October, what will I be reading?
I was excited to get The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World, by Chris Guilleubeau in the mail from Amazon.com the other day, especially as it’s not out in the UK until December…! This is the book based on Chris’ popular blog of the same name and based on the concept around the concept that “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to”.
The Truth about Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know is a new book by James M Kouzes and Barry Z Posner – bestselling authors of the The Leadership Challenge (although I haven’t read that book either). This new book is aimed at the emerging leader, although I suspect the advice will be as relevant to leaders of any age or any experience.
Just as I was typing this, I suddenly thought that I don’t know if I’m going to get to read both of these books as we are moving house next month and I’m going to have to start packing my office. But then I just flicked through the The Truth About Leadership and noticed that excluding the notes it’s only 164 pages, so that shouldn’t be too challenging! It will be interesting to see what they cram into the book.
Last month I was in the car quite a bit and got the opportunity to listen to a lot of podcasts and Audio Books. I know many readers are short of time to read actual books, so maybe an audio book could be good for you?
I’ve come across the free download offer from Audible.com (click the banner below)
If you’re not sure whether Audio Books are for you, or just want a free Audio book, just click the link. Last month I downloaded a Free Copy of the 4 Hour Work Week from Audible, which was brilliant and I really enjoyed that.
Reader El Edwards asked, when I mentioned the free download on my Wednesday Wisdom Posts which other Audio Books I’d recommend, for people looking to grow their business, is the E-Myth Revisited or The Magic of Thinking Big.
Go check them out!
What books are you reaading this month?