@findthisbook Book Club

Started: January 1, 2019

The most successful people in the world have one thing in common: They read.

Warren Buffet summarizes the value of reading perfectly: “That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

When I am traveling, I often have less access to TV and/or English broadcasts which has been a blessing in disguise. Over time, access has become easier with wifi and ability to download, but in general I find myself happier reading and now I make it a daily ritual to read.

I started my list of books in the following areas which generally fall into two buckets:
Culture & History and Personal Development including business skills, personal growth and knowledge of health and fitness.

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Art, Culture & Historical Eras

My main focus of interest in my travels is Culture and History. In addition to country/region specific books, I also seek out themes including art & autobiographies of the people who made an impact in their travels. These books enhance my journey with social and political context on the places I travel to.​

by Joseph Campbell

by Peter Watson

by Nicolo Machiavelli

by Stephen Greenblatt

Classic Stories of Travel

Paulo Coelho

by Paul Theroux

by Jack Kerouac

by Ernest Hemingway

by Ernest Hemingway

Books about Historical Figures

Books about today's Travelers & Travel Writers

by Frances Mayes

by Elizabeth Gilbert

by Peter Mayle

by Cheryl Strayed

Books by Country or Region

After I book the ticket, I usually come up with a book list written about the history and culture of that region as well as general stories by authors from that area. It gives a rich context to add to my travels.​

Business Books

I used to read these all the time when I worked in corporate – to both survive and thrive. These are some of my favorites that were pivotal in building my business acumen and also new ones that come out to keep my business skills sharp.​

by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.

by Seth Godin

by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny , Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

by Jim Collins

by Malcolm Gladwell

by Michael Hyatt

by Malcolm Gladwell

by Tim Ferriss

Personal Growth & Psychology Books

The discovery of how our minds work and sharing of information has exploded in the last decade. I am a life long learner and always seeking knowledge.​  These books touch on building your mind and creativity.

by Daniel Goleman

by Shad Helmstetter

by Thomas Hanna

by Brene Brown

by Tony Robbins

by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

by Tara Mohr

 by Don Miguel Ruiz

by Pilar Jennings

by Allie Brosh

by Sam Harris

by Kevin Horsley

Health • Fitness • Food Books

Let’s face it, with a healthy diet and healthy body… life and especially travel is just easier. The learning is endless as we understand our body and what works for you. I especially love to seek out natural methods, long lost secrets developed from centuries of healers living in regions.​