My Favourite Books

Photo montage of my favourite books.
Some of my favourite books

I love books!

Books are my favourite life hack (with podcasts coming in a close second). I could go on and on about why books are so amazing… but Barney the Escape Artist says it better than I ever could:

“Reading the right books is the most powerful life hack there is because essentially the deal is, if you take the right genius in their field… they condense their life’s learning for you.

They do all that work for years and years in their career. And they agonise for a couple more years on how to write that down and condense it. And all you have to do is go on Amazon and get it delivered second-hand for a couple quid. Or you get it from the library for free.

And you’ve just sucked from that person—the entire wisdom, knowledge, and value that they have spent decades working on. And so, if you read the right books, and you then implement some of the lessons in your own life, the benefits from that are just ridiculously great.”

– Barney the Escape Artist (Choose FI, episode 49, from 1:13:56)

Disclosure: The recommendations below include Amazon links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases—at no extra cost to you. I only recommend books I’ve read and gained value from. (But I’d suggest doing the frugal thing and borrowing the books from your library!)

My favourite books

Below is a list of my favourite money/personal growth books. I’ve read or listened to each and every book on this list, and all of them have either informed, inspired, or changed me. 

Click on the links below to jump to each category of books.


Frugality and saving

Personal finance

Early retirement

Index investing


Side hustles

Real estate


 Books by Tal Ben-Shahar

 Personal growth

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