Prior to The Martian, which I read while on vacation in Los Angeles September 2015, I hadn't read a book in nearly a decade (trust me, I'm not proud of it). For awhile, I convinced myself that I didn't have the attention span and that I may even have adult attention deficit disorder. I consumed all sorts of other media but had no interest in reading books.
Since last September however, I've become addicted to reading books, and have read and listened to XX books. I think the difference is that when I read books as a child, it was not optional. Now that I can choose what and when I want to read, I can't get enough literature.
Books I read or listened to from Sept. 2015 to Dec. 2016:
The Martian by Andy Weir.
Quietly, From Afar: A Dark-Comedy Cartoon-Western by Lucas Gardner.
American Sniper by Scott McEwan, Chris Kyle, and Jim DeFelice. (on Audible)
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (on Audible)
The Launch: An Internet Millionaire's Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.
Good to Great by Jim Collins.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss.
1984 by George Orwell. (on Audible)
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts.
Walden by Henry David Thoreau. (on Audible)
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau. (on Audible)
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It (3rd ed.) by Michael Gerber.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. (on Audible)
The E-Myth Real Estate Investor by Michael Gerber, Than Merrill, & Paul Esajian. (on Audible)
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance.
Currently in progress:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey.
New York Real Estate, The Complete Guide 4th Edition by Hondros Learning.
Reading goals for 2017 (in no particular order):
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek.
How to Make Millions with Your Ideas: An Entreprenuer's Guide by Dan Kennedy.
Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, and Quads: The Fastest and Safest Way to Real Estate Wealth by Larry Loftis.
The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Intelligent Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing by Brandon Turner.
The Book on Managing Rental Properties: A Proven System for Finding, Screening, and Managing Tenants with Fewer Headaches and Maximum Profits by Brandon Turner.
The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor: Powerful techniques Anyone Can Use to Deduct More, Invest Smarter, and Pay Far Less to the IRS by Amanda Han & Matthew MacFarland.
2 Years to a Million in Real Estate by Matthew Martinez.
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi.
Buy it, Rent it, Profit! Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market by Bryan Chavis.
Passive Income by Ralph Waters.
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entreprenuers Use Continuous INnovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.