I stumbled on this incredible list of books everyone should read and I knew immediately I was going to share it with you. The difference between the man who knows and the one who doesn’t, is what the former reads. Here’s the list as compiled by success.com
There is very little difference between someone who cannot read and someone who will not read. The result of either is ignorance. Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.
1. The Bible
2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This is arguably the best personal development and wealth building book of all time. It belongs on everyone’s bookshelf.
3. How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
This book will teach you to do just what the title promises: how to read a book for all it is worth so that you come out the best you can be at the end.
4. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
This book will ground you in the belief that whatever you believe you become. It’s based on the idea that we are what we think.
5. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Written in parables, this is a classic on thrift, financial planning and personal wealth. Everyone needs to read this book.
6. The Lessons of History by William James Durant
This book gives insight as good as any book on the changes that have taken place over time in economics, politics, military customs and more—very insightful.
7. The Story of Philosophy by William James Durant
In this book, Durant summarizes the lives and influence of philosophy’s greatest thinkers. This is very important for us, as we know that our philosophy determines how we live and what we achieve.