A few months ago I wrote a post detailing the 12 books I thought you should add to your reading list. The post drew a lot of discussion, especially around the topic of what my blog readers were reading.
The list was fascinating. The reading lists of my readers included books I’ve read, books I’ve wanted to read, and books I’d never heard of before.
I couldn’t let this great resource go to waste. Reading through the book recommendations, I knew I had to put together a post to share the great books you guys recommended. After all, you, my readers, had a hand in putting together a fantastic reading list.
Rebecca Jo Cannon recommended Lone Survivor:The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell.
Jason Pockrandt said Wild At Heart by John Eldridge should be on the reading list of others. I have to agree, and have recommended Wild At Heart before. Fantastic book for men and for the women who want to understand how men were made.
Business In Blue Jeans: How To Have Success On Your Own Terms, In Your Own Style by Susan Baroncini-Moe was recommended by Kimanzi Constable.
Joel Manby’s book Love Works gets a nod of approval from myself and Jon Stolpe. If you think the workplace shouldn’t be a place of love, you’ll leave with a different perspective once you’ve read Love Works.
Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building Your Own Team of Champions by Daniel S. Harkavy was recommended by Jon Stallings. Jon says this book will help you see beyond your team beyond their job descriptions. Sounds like a much needed message to me!
The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan came highly recommended by Bill Benoist. His reason for the recommendation? The Three Laws Of Performance goes beyond the basic Leadership 101 fluff we so often get.
Someone who has been through a lot, Linda Lochridge Hoenisberg (if you haven’t checked out my interview with her about emotional intelligence, I recommend you do so), recommends Unbroken by author Laura Hilebrand which is being made into a major motion picture. Unbroken tells the story of a World War 2 hero and the atrocities of war.
Last, but not least, Elizabeth Darcy Jones, puts her stamp of approval on 2 books! The first is Gary Vaynerchuk’s Thank You Economy. The second title is The Answer To How Is Yes: Acting On What Matters by Peter Blockk. Why The Answer To How Is Yes? Elizabeth recommended it due to an interview she heard with Peter Blockk. The insights Blockk gave was very valuable and she believes the book will be as well.
Whew, that’s a lot of book recommendations going on. This adds 8 more possible books you could add to your reading list. These books vary from business/leadership to history to personal development.
Question: Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? Any other books you would recommend? Share your thoughts in the comment section and help others pick out a great book to read.