I appreciated this article on which books are worth reading. The premise is that nobody should be reading “business card books” which tout the author’s credibility, books that aren’t long enough to be worth a book, and actually good books.
I don’t agree that even most business books fall neatly into one of these categories, but I do appreciate the list of “good books”:
“MASTERY” by Robert Greene
“BOLD” by Peter Diamondis and Steven Kotler
“OUTLIERS” by Malcolm Gladwell
“WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM” by Steven Johnson
“MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING” by Victor Frankl
“BORN STANDING UP” by Steve Martin
“ZERO TO ONE” by Peter Thiel
“QUIET” by Susan Cain
“ANTIFRAGILE” by Nassim Taleb
“MINDSET” by Carol Dweck
I’m starting with Nassim Taleb’s book: he seems to have dozens of quotable reference in every book he’s written.