Books are an investment in yourself

I’m convinced of the importance of reading as a way of standing on the shoulders of giants. I recently came upon this quote by writer, thinker and businessman Ryan Holiday:

Books are an investment in yourself—investments that come in many forms: novels, nonfiction, how-to, poetry, classics, biographies. They are a way to learn about what’s happened in the past. They’re a way for you to learn about people and human nature. They help you think more clearly, be kinder, see the bigger picture, and improve at the things that matter to you. Books are a tradition that stretches back thousands of years and stretches forward to today, where people are still publishing distillations of countless hours of hard thinking on hard topics. Why wouldn’t you avail yourself of this wisdom?

Complement with this quote by Haraki Murakami:

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

So, what books are you going to read this year? What are you currently reading?

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