I’ve been involved in facilitating a few leadership programs this year in which participants have had lengthy reading requirements (i.e., 5-10 books). It got me thinking about my own intentionality about the books I read. So I identified 4 subjects that are of greatest importance to me these days.
- Eastern Philosophy
And I picked 5 books in each category.
- Stumbling on Happiness, by Dan Gilbert
- The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama
- Happiness, by Matthieu Ricard
- The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin
- The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown
- Mindsight, by Daniel Siegel
- Rewire Your Brain, by John Arden
- The Emotional Life of Your Brain, by Richard Davidson with Sharon Begley
- Your Brain at Work, by David Rock
- Brain Rules, by John Medina
- 8 Minute Meditation, by Victor Davich
- The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda
- Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu
- The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle
- Awakening the Buddha Within, by Lama Surya Das
- Start Where You Are, by Pema Chodron
- The Heart of Understanding, by Thich Nhat Hanh
- How to Practice, by the Dalai Lama
- The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac
My hope is to read all 20 of these books in 2012. If you’d like to read with me, I’m starting with Your Brain at Work. If you don’t wish to read these books, how are you taking control of your reading list?