Books are not just for bookworms
I’ve been a lifelong learner and reader since I was a young child. I remember reading the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings series in grade 4 and was reading 450 pg novels by the time I reached grade 6.
In junior high, sports completely took over my life, and I developed into quite the athlete, leaving book reading to the bookworms.
By the time I reached college, I began to become interested (maybe obsessed is a better description) in the stock market and picked up reading. This love for books continued to develop, and refueled my passion for reading. Below are the some gems I have read over the years that have really contributed to my current way of life and thinking:
The Intelligent Investor – a book written by Warren Buffet’s mentor on value investing and finding intrinsic value in stocks. Highly recommended, most of the information contained within these pages is golden, and drastically influenced my investing style. If you can, try to buy the edition with Jason Zweig commenting. He summarizes each chapter and relates fairly present day examples to the old school teachings.
Earl Mindell’s New Vitamin Bible – I’m sure there are a lot of good books on nutrition and supplementation out there, but I consider this book to be the standard. The book is written in a format in which it is very easy to look up any nutrient, mineral, antioxidant, etc you want, and whether you want a deep sleep, want to look younger, are looking to improve athletic performance, or want to spice up your sex life, this book is for you.
Starting Strength – Are you a weightlifting noob? Then this book is for you. Please do this guy a favour and purchase his book on his website, because the information contained within these pages is invaluable. This book shows you, step by step and in great detail, how to perform the big compound lifts, how to eat, and how to live to gain strength and muscle.
This should be enough for now. Books on vitamins, musclebuilding, and investing should be enough to get you started on the path to health, success, and wealth.
Now get reading!