List of Books I Read in 2013

With so many self improvement books to choose from, there are some which are truly life changing and opening a new perspective in life. In year 2013 I read more than 130 books and here are list of them, the one marked “-” on the front kf the title are the books I personally recommend for you to read. Some of them teach me to know more about myself, some of them teach me to build a positive relationship, but all of them enhance my quality of life in every possible way. Reading, I believe is necessity of life to grow and be wiser day by day.

I know that not everybody have time to read like I do, but let me get it straight that “if you want to read, you’ll find time to read. And if you don’t, you’ll find excuses”. I am a fourth year medical student and an active stock trader, yet I always found time to read. It could while waiting for class, waiting for my lunch, on my way home, before sleep, and literally everywhere and whenever I have at least five minutes break.

Self improvement:
–Unlimited Power -Anthony Robbins 90.000
–Awaken the Giant Within -Anthony Robbins 90.000
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life -James Hollis 90.000
The Charisma Myth -Olivia Fox Cabane 90.000
The 8th Habit -Stephen R. Covey 80.000
What Next? -Michael Price 40.000
Strategi Menuju Sukses -Jim Dornan 30.000
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 -Tina Seelig 60.000
This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t -Augusten Burroughs 70.000
How Will You Measure Your Life? -Clayton M. Christensen 70.000
–How To Enjoy Your Life and Job Dale Carnegie 40.000
Life Was Never Meant to be a Struggle -Stuart Wilde 20.000
Outwitting The Devil -Napoleon Hill 40.000
–Think and Grow Rich -Napoleon Hill 60.000
–Three Feet from Gold -Sharon L. Lechter 40.000

Intimacy and Solitude -Stephanie Dowrick 60.000
The 3rd Alternative (ID version) -Stephen R. Covey 80.000
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man -Steve Harvey 60.000
–The 48 Laws of Power -Robert Greene 60.000

Basic investing and financial:
–Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing -Robert T. Kiyosaki 50.000
–Retire Young Retire Rich -Robert T. Kiyosaki 50.000
How To Be Richer, Smarter, and Better Looking Than Your Parents -Zac Bissonnette 120.000
Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens (ID version) -Robert T. Kiyosaki 20.000
Rich Kid Smart Kid (ID version) -Robert T. Kiyosaki 40.000
Cashflow Quadrant -Robert T. Kiyosaki 50.000
–The Compound Effect -Darren Hardy 80.000
The Richest Man in Babylon -George S. Clason 20.000
The Science of Getting Rich -Wallace D. Wattles 30.000
Millionaire Teacher -Andrew Hallam 80.000
–Secrets of the Millionaire Mind -T. Harv Eker 40.000

Basic business guidance and start up:
Midas Touch -Robert T. Kiyosaki 50.000
What Color Is Your Parachute? -Richard N. Bolles 100.000
Good To Great and the Social sectors -Jim collins 30.000
How to Get Rich -Felix Dennis 60.000
–Start Something That Matters -Blake Mycoskie 70.000
Built To Sell -John Warrillow 80.000

–Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking -Susan Cain 80.000
The Power of Habit -Charless Duhigg 60.000
–Brain Rules -John Medina 80.000
Learned Optimism -Martin E. P. Seligman 80.000
Find Out Who’s Normal and Who’s Not -David J. Lieberman 70.000
Choke -Sian Beilock 80.000
Thinking, Fast and Slow -Daniel Kahneman 60.000
Antifragile -Nassim Nicholas Taleb 60.000
–Social Intelligence -Daniel Goleman 80.000
–Get Anyone To Do Anything -David J. Lieberman 80.000
–You Can Read Anyone -David J. Lieberman 80.000
–How To Change Anybody -David J. Lieberman 80.000
–Never Be Lies To Again -David J. Lieberman 80.000
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty -Dan Ariely 40.000
Predictably Irrational -Dan Ariely 40.000
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking -Malcolm Gladwell 40.000
What The Dog Saw -Malcolm Gladwell 40.000
The Tipping Point -Malcolm Gladwell 40.000
The Psychology of Winning -Denis Waitley 40.000

Statistic and Facts:
The Price of Everything -Eduardo Porter 60.000
Why Nations Fail -Daron Acemoglu 80.000

Religion, Spiritual, Meditation:
Your Best Life Now -Joel Osteen 70.000
A New Earth -Eckhart Tolle 60.000
More Instant Self Hypnosis -Forbes Robbins Blair 100.000
The Magic -Rhonda Byrne 60.000
God’s Abundant Life (ID version) -Henry Scougal 20.000
E2 -Pam Grout 80.000
–The Power of Now -Eckhart Tolle 60.000
–Search Inside Yourself -Chade Meng Tan 40.000
Akhir Zaman Sudah Berlalu -Agustinus Sawkar Pramod Anand 20.000
The Master Key System -Charles F. Haanel 30.000
As a Man Thinketh -James Allen 30.000
Wherever You Go There You Are -Jon Kabat-Zinn 80.000
–The Four Agreements -Don Miguel Ruiz 60.000
–Man’s Searching For Meaning -Viktor E. Frankl 50.000
–The Secret -Rhonda Byrne 100.000
The Power Rhonda Byrne 100.000
The Secret to Teen Power 80.000
100 Cara Mudah Agar Diskusi Meriah (ID version) -John Buckeridge 30.000

Time management:
–Getting Things Done -David Allen 90.000
–The One Minute Manager -Ken Blanchard 40.000
–The Skinny on Time Management -Jim Randel 80.000

Novel and Biography:
Around The World in Eighty Days -Jules Verne 15.000
Dua Tangus dan Ribuan Tawa -Dahlan Iskan 20.000
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School 80.000
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles 80.000
The Psychopath Test -Jon Ronson 70.000
Into The Wild -Jon Krakauer 50.000
Many Lives, Many Masters -Brian Weiss 70.000
The Game -Neil Strauss 60.000
–The Diary of a Young Girl -Anne Frank 40.000
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari -Robin S. Sharma 20.000
–What Should I Do With My Life? -Po Bronson 40.000
The Five People You Meet in Heaven -Mitch Albom 60.000
Tuesday with Morrie -Mitch Albom 60.000
For One More Day -Mitch Albom 60.000
Setengah Isi Setengah Kosong -Parlindungan Marpaung 30.000
Si Cacing dan Kotoran Kesayangannya -Ajahn Brahm 30.000
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume 1 40.000

The Mobile Wave -Michael Saylor 120.000
–Born to Blog -Mark W. Shaefer 60.000
Triple Your Reading Speed -Wade E. Cutler 40.000


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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4 Responses to List of Books I Read in 2013

  1. Which self improvement and business books did you find most helpful? I’ve read most of the psychology books you have, I see Liberman was an occurring author 🙂

    • agent909 says:

      David is the author which invites me deeper into psychology, in fact his book “How to get anyone to do anything” is the first self help book I read. For self improvement I believe the classic “Think and Grow Rich” and “Awaken the Giant Within” are the most life changing to my life. As for business book, Robert Kiyosaki “Retire Young, retire Rich” is the one that spark my curiosity and get inside the world of stock (although he himself is a real estate guy instead of stock investor). It’s a pleasant to know someone who read the same book as I did and interested in the same major, are you a psychology student? What’s your favorite book? In my country not so many people read “self improvement” book, so it’s always been pleasant for me to chat about it.

      • I’m studying business but I tend to go for psychology/improvement books more often, Tolle, Canfield and Gladwell are my favourites as well as Brian Tracy and Waldo Emerson. Your book record is putting my yearly list to shame though 😀

      • agent909 says:

        Ahh, Brian Tracy “Eat that frog”. One book that change my way organizing priorities in life. I see that you are passionate in developing yourself as well, it would be fun to share some of our “wisdom” here weekly. Cheers

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