I’ve been consumed by books lately, so I thought I’d write a quick list of some of my favourite lifestyle reading.

I really love to read about the lifestyles of others, how they’ve made changes for the better and particularly if we can adapt these changes to our own lives.Here’s a list some of them for you to consume.

You can buy happiness

You can buy Happiness, Tammy Strobel, who took minimalism to what some would call an extreme with her tiny house. I love a lot of things about what she did and I can really understand why they did it. I’m not altogether sure this is where my idea of minimalism is taking me though.

This I Know

This I know, Susannah Conway – A really rather interesting story of how a sudden death can have have both a negative and positive outcome and how it affects our lives as the healing process takes place. Anyone who’s suffered a sudden death of a loved one, or recovered from depression, will be able to relate to what she writes. I love the fact she’s a fellow polariod fan too, and the resultant photographs adorn the pages.

The 4 Hour Work Week

The 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris  – I can’t remember how many times I’ve read this book, at least a dozen so far. I read it again while on holiday and to some extent its been a guide to me changing my lifestyle. Its full of real practical advice.

$100 Startup

The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau  – Both my business partner and I read this without either of us knowing so. We found each other quoting ideas from it in a meeting shortly afterward. We both like the principles in the book and use many of them in our own business.

Free Range Human

Be a Free Range Human – Marianne Cantwell, who shows you that you really don’t have to do the 9-5 and who coined the phrase portfolio career. I’d not seen this concept so well defined and wish this book existed when I was rethinking my own lifestyle decisions.

In case you were wondering, I read everything I can on Kindle to avoid having more things. Books were always my downfall in the days on consumption of things, now I’m happy that my bookshelves are long gone with almost everything now available as a digital download. I also read others on laptop lifestyles, guides to SEO, and writing blogs, and making money and worrying less. Which sadly were a tad gimmicky, in my view.

A list of Lifestyle Reading first appeared on the blog – Two Less Things

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