Since I completed my undergraduate studies in early 2009 I have read a lot of books. I spent a painstaking amount of time researching which books to read and mainly employed Amazon and Google to rank them. There was one small problem. Most of the books I read focused on Finance, Economics, Accounting and business strategy. There was some fiction in my book list and a number of self-development books.
5 years later, I feel that it was a mistake on putting my concentration on such a narrow focus area. The world is much bigger and anyone passionate about gathering knowledge should definitely widen his horizons. Thus began my late entry into other topics such as Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, History etc. Last couple of weeks I did a bit of research on these topics and shortlisted the following books which I plan on reading.
A little history of the world by E. H. Gombrich (Currently reading)
A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson
The Consolations of philosophy by Boethius
History of western philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The story of Philosophy by Will Durant
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
Drive – The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel H Pink
How we decide by Jonah Lehrer
Mastermind – How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
Influence – The psychology of persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
Quiet – The power of introverts by Susan Cain