I just finished reading: Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman. LOL. I thought it would be Erma Bombeck-ish. It wasn't. But it was an ok read for me.
About this time last year I started Crisis of Conscience. Got enough info to confirm what I was learning about the org and just haven't felt a burning urge to plug on. But it still sits out. Highly visible and accessible.
Smart Women Finish Rich. Very practical and informative. I read a bit at a time. Make adjustments and then read some more. I made huge financial gains in just the past 18months and have changed my life dramatically for the better.
1984. Just started but only about 10 pages into it. I got this because I keep hearing about correlations between it and the org.
Brave New World. It was required reading in High School. I wanted to read it as an adult 30 years later.
Close the Deal. I'm relatively new to sales as a specific career. The info is practical without making me feel that I have to be an agressive jerk in order to make a living in my new career. It's great because I can open to any page and get something out of it. It's a good read first thing in the morning while getting my day started. Or in the afternoon when I need a little break. Sometimes I make photocopies of a few pages to take with me while waiting in doctor's office, etc. It helps me stay focused and get to the point so I'm not wasting my or my customer's time (with unnecessary chatter or with a product that is clearly not appropriate for them or will take too much of my time with minimal return.)
Soft-Selling in a Hard World. Much to the chagrin of our VP of Sales. He doesn't respect anything other than hard-core agression. (I took this book home after the first week.)
I have a very large custom-made book case 10' wide x 7' tall. At one time it was filled double layers with books. Last week I boxed up all my jw literature (whilst I decide what I want to do with it all) Ten years ago I gave away several sets of encyclopedias, W&A Bound Volumes (complete set from 1968 thru 1992), and nearly the full collection of Reader's Digest books going back to the 50's with quite a few from before then.
That's about it for me. I look forward to doing more reading once I get into my new home. Mid Jan is the move date. I just hope I get my present home sold in time or else, with two mortgages, I'll be using my books for heat...