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My 2016 reading list - What books are waiting in my library

Posted Jan 21, 2016 by Mathieu Chiasson


A couple weeks ago I shared my list of favourite books that I read in 2015. I hope you enjoyed the list and got a few reading ideas from it. Now I’m always grabbing reading ideas everywhere. There's a thousand books, at least, I’d love to read.

Don’t ever send me get a book in a book store. Last time that happened, I was sent to get a single book for my father in law, one of the store clerks came to me and asked “Can I get you a basket for your books?”

Evidently my hands were full. I took control of myself and responded with- “No thanks, I don’t think I can afford more than this.”

My hands were full. One book for my father in law… that’s the one I was sent for. One for my girlfriend… nothing like a good book for Christmas. Only three for me… only because I wanted at least fifty. Three more for my daughter… she loves search and find books!

All those expenses done, I do have many books in my growing library which I can’t wait to read this year.

And here they are… more will most likely be added to this list in the months to come.

Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill

A classic. Why I haven’t read this book yet is beyond my own comprehension. But 2016 is the year I’m going to read it, grasp everything in it and learn all that Napoleon has researched.

I attended a conference last Summer on the principles of this book and it’s very promising.

It’s the number one book recommended by so many people including Jim Rohn, my most respected mentor.

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

If you read my list of favourite books from 2015 you know I loved The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy. I was going to get this one right after reading The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster but I didn’t because for some reason I thought it was all about investing. The term “compound effect” is indeed an investment term but the book is about life and how all you do does compound over the year to create a fruitful lifestyle.

It’s not a very big book but I feel I’ll be getting lots of value from it.

The Truth by Neil Strauss

Neil is the one guy who got me started on my personal growth journey. I had the privilege of meeting him last Summer and have a good baby talk with him. We both have kids of about the same age.

This book is about his story of his pursuit for the meaning of relationship. What ever he does he usually digs very deep, consult with a broad array of experts and tries out what most people won’t dare attempt. I heard him narrate two chapters in Toronto and this one is no exception.

Can’t wait to discover his findings.

The Big Picture by Tony Horton

I’m a huge Tony Horton fan. I love his P90X series. I love the way he his, energetic and funny. When I found out he wrote a book on life success I knew that book would end up in my library.

I can’t wait to read his 11 laws that will change my life.

These types of biographies are so valuable, to learn the habits of successful people is priceless. And only a few dollars for a book like this.

Kids, Parents and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

This book was highly recommended to us by an early childhood educator we know. All parents should read it.

I’m talking as if I already read it, my girlfriend is currently reading it and I read the first chapter. Everything so far is outstanding.

Raising a child is the most complex task we’ll ever have. So as our daughter is entering the stages which this book covers I can’t wait to read it myself.

And a few more…

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk is another book on parenting. We’ve had this one for a little while but now’s the time to read it since our daughter is starting to talk. (Amazon.com) (Amazon.ca)

They Can’t Eat You not sure what to expect from this one but I’m excited to discover what it holds. It was highly recommended and given (I only paid the shipping) by Darren Hardy. It’s a compilation of 50 tips for success by Marc Sparks. Comparing the traditional way of doing things and the Sparks way. (Amazon.com) (Amazon.ca)

Philosophie 101 (French) is a book on the principles of philosophy. Once in a while I like to grab a book on a new domain that I don’t know a lot about. (Amazon.ca)

Crossing the Threshold of Hope by His Holiness John Paul II. Found this jewel in a book sale for a dollar. I can’t see that I wouldn’t learn valuable lessons from a book by such a figure in history. I’m expecting a lot from this book. (Amazon.com) (Amazon.ca)

The Trusted Advisor another one of those books I picked up because it’s about a topic I don’t know much about. So much knowledge out there. This one is on building trust. If you don’t trust my book choices now maybe after I read this one you will. (Amazon.com) (Amazon.ca)

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca. The content of this book is taken from texts written by the Roman philosopher Seneca almost 2000 years ago. The principles of time management in this book are still very applicable to today’s life. Our environment may be changing but human life has stayed the same for centuries. I read a portion of Seneca’s text contained in this book before and I want to read more of it. (Amazon.com) (Amazon.ca)

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin. Honestly I don’t expect to learn a lot from this book but I feel like it would be the perfect reminder book I’ll need to get me back on track later this year. I’m a strong believer in keeping your foundation principles strong. As Jim Rohn said “Things by longevity tends to get off course” meaning that we lose track of things as time passes. Hence the importance of this kind of books to get back on course. (Amazon.com) (Amazon.ca)

That’s it!

That was a long list. I hope some of those books are of interest to you also. Please share with us the books you are looking forward to reading in 2016 in the comments below.

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