Growing up, I never really liked to read.
Books never interested me. I didn't understand the reason why would anyone spend their time looking at some combination of letters. Reading was just not something I was encouraged to do. And in both elementary and high school books were just dull. I haven't even read the school books. I was only good at listening, and that is how I passed every exam. Later, I found out that I have a mild form of dyslexia, and that was the reason I didn't enjoy reading.
But I discovered a joy of reading while going through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. That was the first book I read front to back. Eventually, my mind and eyes syncronised and now reading is not so hard to do.
How to read
A big boost in my reading came after finding a recommendation on how to read a book by Tobias van Schneider. It resonated with me. I started to read more. So for this page, I shamelessly stole his title.
Here is the list of some of the books that left a significant impact on me.
- The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
- Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
- Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
- Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
- The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
If you're curious, check what I'm reading now.