Book List 2019

Thirteen days left before the year 2019 ends. In terms of reading, I decided to finish my last book today and spend the next 13 days processing and reflecting on what I have learned this year (This is partly because the last couple of books I read were about EQ and were emotionally draining.)

So just like last year, here is a record of the different books that I’ve read this year.

Personal Development

  1. The One Year Chronological Bible (ESV) (MUST READ)*
  2. Giants Will Fall by Dutch Sheets
  3. Loving People: How to Love & Be Loved by Dr. John Townsend
  4. Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man by Ken Harrison
  5. The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success at Work and in Relationships in a Shortcut World by Dr. John Townsend (MUST READ)
  6. The Holy Spirit: An Introduction by John Bevere (MUST READ)
  7. The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg (MUST READ)


  1. Every Man’s Marriage: An Every Man’s Guide to Winning the Heart of a Woman by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey
  2. Strengths-Based Marriage: Build a Stronger Relationship by Understanding Each Other’s Gifts by Jimmy Evans & Allan Kelsey

Professional Development

  1. Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
  2. Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts by Brené Brown
  3. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown (MUST READ)
  4. First Things First by Stephen Covey
  5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  6. Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s Introduction to the Theory of Constraints: A Business Graphic Novel by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Dean Motter
  7. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley
  8. How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority by Clay Scroggins
  9. Leading from Your Gut: How You Can Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Your Values, Feelings, & Intuition by Dr. John Townsend
  10. Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play: Transforming the Buyer/Seller Relationship by Mahan Khalsa and Randy Illig
  11. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (MUST READ)
  12. StrategyMan vs. the Anti-Strategy Squad: Using Strategic Thinking to Defeat Bad Strategy and Save Your Plan by Rich Horwath
  13. Talk Like Ted: The 9 Public-speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo
  14. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown


  1. How to be Rich: It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with what you have by Andy Stanley (MUST READ)
  2. Ratio Analysis Fundamentals: How 17 Financial Ratios can Allow You to Analyse Any Business on the Planet by Axel Tracy
  3. Rich for Life and How You Can be One by Dennis Sy


  1. Microsoft Learn and Microsoft Azure Docs (achieving 8 Microsoft certifications this year)
  2. Various blogs, articles, and feeds
  3. … and Web Novels as my past time (Webnovel and WuxiaWorld)

I wasn’t able to read as many books as last year, but I think it’s pretty good. For next year, I hope to imitate Bill Gates and read a wider variety of books (inspired by his TV-series Inside Bill’s Brain.) Let’s see…

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