No surprise that as a writer I love books. I’ve written a few reading lists not to mention the tales of my tsundoku habit. As we head deep into the festive season, I thought I’d share what’s on my list to Santa and I’d love to hear what’s on yours.
These are five on my wishlist, so not ones I’ve read yet so I can’t give you my opinion on them. Well not yet.
I guess it depends on how good Santa thinks I’ve been this year.
Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
Some tasks and habits can feel huge. Like we don’t know where to start.
So we don’t.
The premise of this book is it’s all about starting small and building day by day. David Hieatt talks about being 1% better every day, which compounds up to 3800% a year.
Tiny adds up.
Taste by Stanley Tucci
Ok, not a business book as such. But I love people who love life, are the definition of the over-used word “passionate”, have resilience, perseverance and humour. It helps when they also love and mix a fabulous Negroni.
Learning can come from anywhere. Why shouldn’t it come from Stanley?
The Second Mountain by David Brooks
I don’t know if it’s an age thing or the times we find ourselves in, but it’s more and more important to do work on things that have a positive impact. And I love the phrase in this book about wanting things that are truly worth wanting. Which are often not things at all.
The book blurb also says it’s a book full of joy, and who doesn’t need that on a wishlist?
“It’s time to reboot capitalism. And purpose is the source code“
I think that’s a good call to arms. I’m fascinated to see what these two have to say on the subject, and what their principles are. They’ve worked with some incredible brands on purpose, and very big brands at that. I’m always fascinated by how that purpose really lives and breathes in massive organisations.
365 Ways to Have a Good Day by Ian Sanders
Ok, confession. I’m not waiting for Santa on this one as it’s probably going to arrive through the letterbox about the same time as this post hits your inbox.
But my day with Ian at Do Freelance left a big positive impression on me, and the way I work. My manifesto came out of that day and holds good today. I haven’t decided if I’m going to read it cover to cover or a day at a time. Maybe start with one and then revisit each day.
What’s on your book wishlist for Santa this year? I always love to get good recommendations, like Scoff and Humankind that I’m currently reading thanks to other people recommending them. Tell me what you’re hoping for!