Books To Make 2018 Your Reading Year


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Many, many thanks to my friends for helping me out! Here are some books that they really love and would surely recommend.

 

Here are a couple of Anisah’s favorites

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Here’s Akim’s

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Ali’s

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Syiqin’s

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Hanisa’s

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Amir’s

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Izzlan’s

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Huda’s

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Sarah’s

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Ammar’s

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And Danial’s

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I read a lot of great books in 2017. It was a bit of a slow year for fiction, though. So here are only some of the best :


 

Non-fiction :

 

Strategy

 

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33 Strategies Of War, Robert Greene

“Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it.”

 

 

 

Self-Help / Psychology

 

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Deep Work, Cal Newport

“Two Core Abilities for Thriving in the New Economy :

1. The ability to quickly master hard things.

2. The ability to produce at an elite level, in terms of both quality and speed.”

 

 

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Mastery, Robert Greene

“Become who you are by learning who you are.”

 

 

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Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“…success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue…as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.”

 

 

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Ego Is The Enemy, Ryan Holiday

“Most successful people are people you’ve never heard of. They want it that way. It keeps them sober. It helps them do their jobs.”

 

 

 

Biographies

 

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The Roosevelt Trilogy, Edmund Morris

“(Bram Stoker) wrote in his diary: “(Roosevelt) must be President some day. A man you can’t cajole, can’t frighten, can’t buy.”

 

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Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

“We made the iPod for ourselves, and when you’re doing something for yourself, or your best friend or family, you’re not going to cheese out. If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.” 

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Starting At Zero, Jimi Hendrix

“The only way for me to explain myself thoroughly is through songs.”

 

 

 

Media / Marketing

 

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Blue Ocean Strategy, Kim and Mauborgne

“Don’t compete with rivals. Make them irrelevant.”

 

 

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Perennial Seller, Ryan Holiday

“A critical test of any product: Does it have a purpose? Does it add value to the world? How will it improve the lives of the people who buy it?”

 

 

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Trust Me, I’m Lying, Ryan Holiday

“In an age of images and entertainment, in an age of instant emotional gratification, we neither seek nor want honesty or reality. Reality is complicated. Reality is boring. We are incapable or unwilling to handle its confusion.”

 

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Reclaim Your Heart, Yasmin Mogahed

Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall.

 

 

Letters

 

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A Life In Letters, John Steinbeck

“If you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you…
If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

 

 

 

Malaysiana

 

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Arkitek Jalanan, Teme Abdullah

“Jangan compare rezeki kita dengan rezeki orang. Ada kelebihan kau yang aku tak ada, dan ada kelebihan aku yang kau tak ada.”

 

Fiction

 

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The Sound And The Fury, William Faulkner

“A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you’d think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune.”

 

 

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On The Road, Jack Kerouac

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

 

 

 

 

 

                                

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