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What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:57 am
by Lemur
This was on the blog roll today:
http://earlyretirementextreme.com/an-an ... -list.html

I'm curious if anyone here has a book they like to re-read annually for whatever purposes.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 1:42 pm
by benrickert
Investing:
Antifragile, taleb
Poor Charlie’s Almanack, kaufman (about/writings of c munger)
Thinking fast and slow, kahneman
Financial Shenanigans, schilit

Philosophy:
Letters from a stoic, Seneca
The art of living, lebell (about Epictetus)

Read the investing book several times already, but annual basis would be good. Possibly every other/third year is sufficient.

Did you start such a list, @Jacob? Did you stick to it? What did you find out?

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 1:59 pm
by jacob
I didn't. I do have a couple of books I reread on a regular basis. (They're small enough to fit in the Napoleon pocket.)
https://www.amazon.com/Analects-Dover-T ... 00A62Y3D2/
https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Young-Ra ... 00IJ2UHNQ/

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 2:45 pm
by benrickert
Thanks @Jacob! Must be something worth reading then. Will give them a try 👍🏻

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 2:54 pm
by jacob
Not necessarily. I wouldn't have found them as worthwhile ten years ago as I do now.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:10 pm
by OTCW
I've been reading The Catcher in the Rye most every year since Sophomore year in HS (1988). Not sure why other than I enjoy it immensely.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 12:52 am
by 2Birds1Stone
The only book I've ever read more than twice was ERE, and it gets better every time.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 3:03 am
by benrickert
@Jacob totally agree. Different books for different parts of life and education level. That’s why it’s difficult to recommend books. Wil change response to ‘interesting suggestions’ 😊

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 8:31 am
by AnalyticalEngine
It's not a book, but I reread the entire LivingAFI blog every year. That guy had a great way of capturing the emotional aspects of working full time.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 4:30 pm
by Lemur
@AnalyticalEngine

That is one I've read through twice. Whenever I think my job is bad, bs, or what have you....I remember this blog and think lucky me I don't have to directly deal with any sociopaths.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 6:28 pm
by Lemur
I've read this more than once...
https://www.amazon.com/Warren-Buffett-W ... 0471177504

It reminds me something in my own active investment strategy on having a concentrated portfolio of stocks; a bit contrarian to the diversify advice.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:52 am
by ertyu
Seconding Living a FI blog. The mental and emotional aspects are crucial, imo. I love about it that it's a chronicle of his growth as a human being first and a FI blog second. If you separate the two, you get "tips and tricks" on the one side and "laugh live love" posters on the other. His approach is very insightful and down to earth. When I read him I feel like someone's sharing with me not just knowledge but wisdom.

A book I have read more than once is Focusing by Eugene Gendlin.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:16 am
by 2Birds1Stone
@ertyu, I'm on my 4th read through of it since AE reminded me of its existence yesterday.

Originally read it in real time as he was releasing posts 2014-2015, then reread it in 2017 whilst at my first megacorp job (and started getting burnt out). Then I binge read the whole thing before pulling the plug myself last summer. It's gold, but I don't think everyone can relate to it. Having lived in a cubicle farm, water cooler and all, it's right on the money.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:12 pm
by mathiverse
I've also read the Living a Fi blog more than once. Very entertaining. I related to being a spender and having to learn to spend less which I found was a position many FI bloggers didn't come from. I don't remember getting many other insights from it. I haven't worked in places as dysfunctional as the places he seemed to work.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:38 pm
by MEWMEW1991
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield great motivation to achieving longterm goals.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:46 pm
by Kriegsspiel
MEWMEW1991 wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:38 pm
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield great motivation to achieving longterm goals.
That's funny, Gates Of Fire is one of the few books I've re-read several times.

Re: What books are on your annual reading list?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:20 pm
by BWND
@Kriegsspiel that is a very enjoyable book. I read it for the second time last year.

Nobody has said ERE yet? * ;) I'm on my third reading at the moment and really trying to slow it down and go through. I recently secured a substantial promotion. Everyone is asking me what I'm going to buy, so I'm responding by renewing my vows.

* Someone already did!

I've read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in each of the past three years. No particular reason.