One thing I’ve learned about all successful people is that they share a common hobby: reading. According to Warrant Buffet, the best way to expand your mind is to read since knowledge builds up like compound interest. Everyone is capable of it but not everyone does it. Recognized as one of the most successful investors of all time, I’ve taken his advice to heart.

I read at least one book a week, sometimes more. I’ve always been a fast reader because most of what I read are suspense, fiction or sci-fi and I really need to find out what happens in the end. I’ve read all the Game of Thrones books because I couldn’t wait around for HBO. Patience is a virtue and I have none of it.

I’m pretty sure Mr. Buffet wasn’t talking about sci-fi books but at least I’m prepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse or white walkers invasion. Hey, survival skills should be at the top of everyone’s priorities. Now that I’m older and a lil bit wiser, I’ve dipped my toes into some serious stuff. And you know what? The results have been amazing. My finances are on track, I learned about things they don’t teach you in school, and have a better understanding of the world.

I’m a firm believer that everyone can enjoy reading; you just have to find what you like. So without further ado, I’ve created a compilation of my favorite reads. To go along with the theme of this blog, I’ll stick to categories that relate to world culture, history, global issues and personal finances.

· Please note I’m not affiliated in any way with these recommendations. If you want to save money, you can pick up a copy at your local library.