I want to re-read more books in 2017. I’m reading too many books which means I’m taking in too much information and don’t have enough time to implement what I read. This is problematic, especially when it comes to books on finance and personal development.
Moreover, there are so many great books I’ve read that I want to read again. These books are filled to the brim with knowledge, and I know that I’ll find more wisdom reading it a 2nd or 3rd time.
My inclination has always been to avoid re-reading books. The logic was ‘Why read something again if you can read a new book and get even more knowledge?’ The truth is that there are a lot of useless books out there, and just by re-reading great books you can get even more wisdom than by reading a new book.
Where to Focus Your Reading Energy in 2017
If you’re not an avid reader, I don’t recommend doing too much re-reading. Focus on reading many books to find the authors and genres you enjoy. Once that is solidified you can go back to the books that stood out.
To get started, I want to share 10 books I will be re-reading in 2017. These are books I’ve learned a ton from, so I suggest you check these out as well:
Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich (Review): This is the 3rd time
I’m reading I read this book. The first time I just read through the book casually, the second time I skimmed in, but this time I really wanted to dig deep. I’ve gotten a lot more out of it. I actually did the exercises too which I recommend you do as well. The concepts of self-talk are ones I’d really like to implement, but find hard to do so.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie (Review): There is a ton of great advice in this book, especially in the form of anecdotes. It will not only help you to get rid of anxiety, but to be a more grateful person.
Essentialism by Greg Mckeown (Review): I plan to skim some sections of the book. It’s a pretty straightforward concept, but important to make concrete in one’s mind.
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi (Review): This is the guide to networking. There’s a lot of information packed in this book–so much so it can be hard to implement it all. That’s why it needs to be read multiple times.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: This is another book I just casually read. But to get the most out of this book it will require much focus. I want to re-read it, going slow, and really picking out the aspects that stand out to me.
Choose Yourself by James Altucher (Review): This is another book where the concept is pretty clear, but there are some gems in here I want to dig out.
Bachelor Pad Economics by Aaron Clarey (Review): Because of where I am in life, I want to revisit some sections in here. I am not sure what particular sections I’ll want to read, but I’ll figure that out as I go along.
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco (Review): I just read this book quite recently. I don’t want to revisit the whole book, but rather later sections on how to build a business.
The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (Review): There is a lot of outdated info in the 4HWW in regards to online business, but still lots of valuable info that I want to go over again.
I also plan to share 10-15 new books I want to read this year in a future post.
What books will you be re-reading in 2017? Share in the comments section!