Book Recommendations:

  1. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

    How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

  2. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

    This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book’s unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of “the little book” to make a big impact with writing.

  3. The Keys to Prolific Creativity by David V. Stewart

    Designed for all artists, writers, and musicians, The Keys to Prolific Creativity is a no-fluff guide to organizing your priorities, managing your growth, and designing a creative process that will help you achieve the creative output you have always desired.

  4. A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

    Especially in the wake of the financial meltdown, readers will hunger for Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring, authoritative, gimmick-free, and perennially best-selling guide to investing. With 1.5 million copies sold, A Random Walk Down Wall Street has long been established as the first book to purchase when starting a portfolio.

2021 Reading Challenges:

  • [A book you’ve been meaning to read.]: The Bell Curve by Charles Murray and Richard J. Herrnstein
  • [A book about a topic that fascinates you.]: The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  • [A book in the backlist of a favorite author.]: The End of the World as We Knew It by Nick Cole
  • [A book recommended by someone with great taste.]: Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong Luo
  • [Three books by the same author.]:
    • The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemmingway
    • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemmingway
    • A Farewell to Arms by Earnest Hemmingway
  • [A book you chose for the cover.]: Corpus by Rory Clements
  • [A book by an author who is new to you.]: The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West by Tom Holland
  • [A book in translation.]: The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art: Companion and Commentary by Shen Kangshen
  • [A book outside your comfort zone.]: The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain by Gina Rippon
  • [A book published before you were born]: The Constitution of the United States of America by The Found Fathers