This post is going to be a bit different from what I usually write. It’s not specifically written for my target audience – vegans, but it’s written for those who are eager to find new books that could potentially change their lives. I want to share with you 12 books that you must read in the next 12 months – or sooner, it’s up to you.
I am a business books maniac, a business books junkie even; I love everything that is written about numbers and marketing and startups – I love it all. Some books that I included are related to business, but they are more than that – they contain information that can change your relationships or even help you with your self esteem.
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Without further talking – here are 12 books you must read in the next year.
- Mind over Medicine by Dr. Lissa Rankin.
If you are an atheist and very into science + avoid all the woo-woo talk that is not realistic and scientifically proven – you will still love this book. Sure it talks about the Law of Attraction sometimes and mentions spiritual things quite often, but it’s still a book with plenty of evidence. I assume you are familiar with the placebo effect – that book is all about it. It mainly talks about one thing and that is – how can YOU use the placebo effect to heal yourself.
- American Millionaires Have Spoken by Petra Škarja.
It’s one of my favorite business books of all time. It’s easy to read, easy to understand and easy to get you motivated to do something. You can read it in one sitting and get from it everything that you need to be a better entrepreneur. Aimed mainly at Slovenian people but no worries, it is helpful to everyone who is eager to gain new knowledge and learn how the best business people work.
- She Means Business by Carrie Green.
I have been following the Female Entrepreneur Association for quite a while now and when Carrie announced her book I got all hyped up for what is it going to be about. I admit, I ordered it because of the bonuses (which I haven’t used, what a shame) but it motivated me enough to sign up for the Membership Site and join my fellow women on the journey to a more successful career. It’s about being brave and having courage, taking what you’ve got and turning it into gold. It’s dedicated to women that want to be strong, independent and successful. Carrie really put her heart in the book because its written in a way that is fun, easy to understand and contains plenty of helpful information.
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma.
I have a funny story with this book because it followed me around. I kept on seeing it and I always felt turned off by its title, until one day my dad brought it home and said that I need to read it immediately. The book contains the wisdom that we all need in our lives; information that could potentially lead us to a happier life and a calmer state of being. It’s a story about how to find wealth in BEING and not HAVING. It will make you want to leave your job, move to the mountains and live in a small cottage.
- Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins.
I have been reading this book for the past 8 months I believe. It’s thick and full of information and big English words that I haven’t learned yet. But even though it contains words that I don’t understand, it’s also written in a way that helps you learn through the stories. It’s filled with valuable information that can change your financial story + all the money from the book goes to a good cause. Learn about how to make money and help the people – what is there not to love? A must read for all humans.
- Master Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini.
I bought this book because my intuition told me so. A weird excuse to spend even more money on books but its true. I knew about Melissa and her work for a while now and felt really put off by her open promotion of eating meat (just no), but I LOVED her message on self love and self care. I listened a few of her podcast episodes and felt the urge to buy the book right away. I have read it in a few hours (the usual) and absolutely fell in love with how packed with exercises the book is. I love exercises in books, as they help me remember what I have read, and the ones that Melissa created for her readers really are great.
- The Everything Store by Brad Stone.
Although the book about Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos may not be factually correct (according to a few sources + his wife), you will not be able to help but feel amazed at how determination and good negotiation skills can create a company that became a part of so many people’s lives. Read the book if you want to know how Amazon went from an online bookstore to a website that brings you pretty much (almost) everything to your doorsteps.
- #AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuk.
If you have the internet and are familiar with YouTube, you have probably seen at least one video of Gary. He is the most motivational, brutally honest and determined person I have ever met (not really, if you know what I mean). #AskGaryVee is a book filled with information that covers everything from what platforms to use as an entrepreneur, what to post on social media, to how to name your company. That’s a very bad description of a very good book, but I trust that you will check it out and learn for yourself why I recommend it.
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.
If you find yourself moaning how it’s not fair that others have the money and you don’t, or you just don’t think to be rich is spiritual – do yourself a favour and read this book. My favorite thing about the book is the part where it talks about where to put your money every month when you get it. How many percents go into your savings account and how much should you spend on your education? It has really helped me because I would otherwise spend all my money on books.
- Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance.
What can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before? The amount of respect that I have for Mr Musk is dangerously high, especially since I find myself having put him on a pedestal and never questioning him. If you read the book you will know why so many people look up to him and go crazy every time he opens his mouth. Elon Musk is at this point the most incredible human being to have ever lived. I know I am biased because I am a fan but he truly has the most peculiar mind. His vision inspires my vision and the more I listen to him the more I want to start my own company that will save the world. After all, maybe that’s the only way I can meet him and talk about aliens over a dinner.
- My Beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn.
I can’t make a list without mentioning veganism at least once. If you are an animal eater and are reading this post, please do your health and your grandchildren a favor and read this book. I get it; you may not give a damn about the animals and the environment, but at least have the balls to care for your health and your body. This book is written in a way that even the dumbest human could understand it; it contains super delicious recipes and has an answer to every single question that you might have about the plant based diet. If you are interested in veganism – here is one of the many helpful posts that I wrote about going vegan.
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
Love him or hate him (why would you hate him, mate), you can’t deny that Steve Jobs was something. You can argue whether or not he really created Apple and whether or not his treatment of his employees was right, but you cannot argue that without him you wouldn’t have heard of Apple. He knew how to sell and get things done; because the truth is that you can have the greatest product of all time but if you don’t know how to sell it – who fucking cares about what you have. Once you start reading the book, you won’t be able to stop. It will consume you, make you think about how you can challenge your inner Steve Jobs to create a legacy and how has Apple changed since Steve Jobs died.
- God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens. (If you are an atheist or want to uncover the truth about religion.)
- Waking Up by Sam Harris. (If you are interested in meditation, consciousness, after death experience stories, and basically its just science and brain studies and awesomeness by Sam Harris. The book is a total must-read.)
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Because it’s my second first favorite book – I have two favorite books – and Gatsby is lovely and parties are large and its a story of a heartbreak and not being able to let go.)
There you go. 12 books you must read in the next 12 months; covering everything from self-growth, business, to health. These books helped me personally and I wanted to pay it forward by recommending them to you if by any chance you are on the search for a bunch of books that you can order on Amazon (cause you know… one of the books is about Amazon).
Check out my other similar post – 4 Books Every Vegan Should Own.
Leave me in the comment below what your favorite must read books are and which book do you recommend that I read in the next month. I am looking forward to it.