Last updated – 23/04/18
The wisdom contained within books can be the greatest gift you can give someone. Books can be transformative, either because of their quality of writing or the timing of the message when it is read, sometimes both. The second is highly dependent on what has been read before, the stage of life when read and current specific challenges being faced.
It is easy to give books we like, which may be subject to recency bias, it can be more complicated to gift a book to someone else based on their interests and challenges. To help you find the perfect gift, I’ve collected a range of books which I think are excellent and have gifted/recommended regularly in the past.
I have limited myself to three in each category. Where I couldn’t decide on three, I left it with two, rather than fill it for completeness. They are not in order.
What I Use
Stories about living Life
Books for everyday financial literacy
- Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
- The Richest Man in Babylon
- Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes
Books for graduates entering the working world
And of course my book – Who Let Me Adult? 20 Lessons I Wish I’d Learnt Before Entering the Working World.
Learning about Learning
Transforming your life
- The Art of Exceptional Living
- Morning Miracle or The Perfect Day (I couldn’t decide, perhaps one leads to the next?)
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Thinking bold and big
Starting a business
Conveying your message
Mindset and beliefs