Gary's Bookshelf

Reading List


I’ve always read books slowly. I digest them, research as I read, and take notes along the way. They are my mentors. I enjoy slow and deliberate thinking. A few thoughts on reading:

  • I will re-read favorite books the way I rewatch favorite movies and replay favorite albums.
  • I will take a deep breath and understand that it is IMPOSSIBLE to read everything on my list.
  • I will be selective about my reading. If I don’t like it, then I won’t finish it.
  • I will take better notes and retain the information gleaned.
  • For my favorite authors, I’ll read other books they’ve written as well as what they read.

Previous Years

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Books Completed (5)

These are the books I’ve completed reading so far this year. Favorite books are denoted by a ★

The Longevity Diet

by Valter Longo, PhD

“Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight”

The Wisdom of Insecurity

by Alan W. Watts

“A Message for an Age of Anxiety”

The Simple Path to Wealth ★

by JL Collins

“Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life”


Herding Tigers

by Todd Henry

“Be the Leader That Creative People Need”

You Need a Budget ★

by Jesse Mecham

“The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want”