As you might expect, I read things on financial topics, but I also try to read as much as possible on other topics and even some fiction when I need a break from reality. When I come across a book that profoundly touches me in a deep and meaningful way, I want to share that with others. So, this page is dedicated to the few books I have read over time that do just that.

If you ever feel the need to escape into a good story or learn more about life, history, or some other matter, consider the books below.

12 Rules for Life

A life-changing examination of how we live and act.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The Last Lecture

We all face death; what will your life have meant?

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow

A look at the two systems of our brain and the implications.

Your Money & Your Brain by Jason Zweig
Your Money & Your Brain

An easy to understand dive into your brain and finances.

Quiet by Susan Cain

It's okay to be introverted in a world that values extroverts.

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

Always better than the movie, a disturbing look at La Cosa Nostra in Vegas.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road

Also better than the movie, a dystopian story about a man, his son, and survival.

Under the Dome by Stephen King
Under the Dome

Even King himself makes fun of how people dislike his endings, but still an enjoyable read.

The Shining by Stephen King
The Shining

King's best novel, ever!

The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible

The Word and the Truth.

The Constitution of the United States of America by The Founding Fathers
The Constitution

The founding document of the American way of life.

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm

Classic allegory on the reality of socialism and communism.

Atlas Shrugged

The effects of foolish oppression of business.

Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin - The Great One
Liberty and Tyranny

The Great One is the political philosopher of the modern era.

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Child 44

There are no murders in Soviet Russia or so the Party says.

Amarillo by Paul Carlson

The history of my Texas home-town.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Horrors of WWII overcome by love for peace and fellow man.

Nuts by Kevin Freiberg

How Herb Kelleher revolutionized air travel.

Misery by Stephen King

One of King's best books and the movie was good too.