Monday, December 29, 2014

Roselle Honofre's To-Read List 2015

Again, a new year is coming.  It's time for New Year's resolutions.  And for 2015, I will read more.  I'll eat books for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I want to read at least 43 52 books a year.  Here they are:

1.  HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done by Harvard Business Review Press
2.  HBR Guide to Project Management by Harvard Business Review Press
3.  HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations by Harvard Business Review Press
4.  HBR Guide to Giving Effective Feedback by Harvard Business Review Press
5.  HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across by Harvard Business Review Press
6.  20 Minute Manager Series: Running Meetings by Harvard Business Review Press
7.  20 Minute Manager Series: Managing Time by Harvard Business Review Press
8.  20 Minute Manager Series: Delegating Work by Harvard Business Review Press
9.  The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
10.  The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
11.  The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
12.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
13.  First Things First by Stephen Covey, Merrill & Merrill
14.  The Tools by Phil Stuz & Barry Michels
15.  Think Big by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker
16.  Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
17.  World War Z by Max Brooks
18.  Maximize Your Day by John Maxwell
19.  The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader's Day by John Maxwell
20.  How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
21.  How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job by Dale Carnegie
22.  How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
23.  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
24.  Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
25.  Increase your Financial IQ by Robert Kiyosaki
26.  Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky
27.  International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) by The Institute of Internal Auditors
28.  Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch with John A. Byrne
29.  How Would You Move Mount Fuji? by William Poundstone
30.  As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
31.  Live the Life You Always Dreamed Of by Chris Widener
32.  Living Your Best Year Ever by Darren Hardy
33.  Stupid is Forever by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
34.  Winning by Jack Welch
35.  The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clayson
36.  Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Roselle Honofre's Reading List

Here are the list of the books I've already read or listened to as of date.  I excluded books that I already started reading.  Nevertheless, this is a growing list.

Total Books Read/Listened To:  24

     2014 -   6
     2013 - 18

1.  The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
2.  Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant
3.  The Miracle of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy
4.  How To Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps) by Jessica Hagy
5.  The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
6.  Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?  At Iba Pang Technique Kung Paano Makaka-Move On sa Wasak na Puso by Ramon Bautista

2013 and Earlier

1.    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
2.    Cash Flow Quadrant:  Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki
3.    The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
4.    Something to Smile About by Zig Ziglar
5.    Till Debt Do Us Part by Chinkee Tan
6.    Effective Time Management:  How to Save Time and Spend it Wisely by John Adair
7.    101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions by Ron Fry
8.    Outliers:  The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
9.    Your First Job: A Practical Guide to Success by Nelson Dy
10.  Rumors (Sweet Valley High #37)  by Francine Pascal
11.  Kokology:  More of the Game of Self-Discovery by Tadahiko Nagao
12.  The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
13.  Use your Head by Tony Buzan
14.  Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
15.  Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
16.  Ang Pera na Hindi Bitin:  How to manage your money so God will entrust you with more
17.  The Wakefield Legacy:  The Untold Story (Sweet Valley High Magna Editions #2)
18.  Something to Smile About:  Encouragement and Inspiration for Life's Ups and Downs by Zig Ziglar

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I Eat Books for Breakfast

I was a morning person.  But when I started working a 2pm-10pm shift, my body clock changed.  I woke up at around 10am.  Then I would eat my brunch.  I had no time for breakfast.  Same goes with my love for reading books, it changed.  After I passed the Board Exam, I stopped reading.  Of course, I still read but not the genre of books I used to read.  I used to eat books for breakfast.

Before, I read fiction.  I read 400+ pages book in one sitting.  I used to read a lot of children books.  I even read some Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University series.  I used to read adventure books where options were given, i.e. if you want to go to this place, go to page 48 or if you want to open this door, go to page 57.

Books have been a big part of my life.  If only I could count the number of hours I spent reading them, I would.  Books became my stress-reliever and silent partner.  It takes me to a place where I can dream, like nothing is impossible.

In my first book review I mentioned that I'm on a journey of finding who I am and what I want.  Every time I'm lost, I find myself holding a book.  Sometimes, I go to the bookstore not knowing I already spent two hours browsing books.

I love books.  I still do.  This is me embracing a part of me.  And from now on, I'll always eat books for breakfast.

Book Review No. 1: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It By Kamal Ravikant

I've always wanted to put up a blog.  Actually, I created two blogs in the past two years but I took it down.  Why?  Primarily, because I don't know who I am.  Second, I don't know what I want. 

In my journey of figuring out who I really am, I learned that I love books, particularly, self-help books. 

So I started looking for top self-help books and I found this book.

Title:                 Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
Author:            Kamal Ravikant
Paperback:      68 pages
Publisher:        CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 6, 2012)
Language:        English
ISBN-10:          1478121734
ISBN-13:          978-1478121732

Well, the book is just 68 pages.  But it has a huge impact which pushed me into starting this blog.  I was afraid of what other people might think of me.  Now, it doesn't matter.  Who cares anyway?  As long as I love God and I love myself.  And when I love myself, I can love others.

Highly recommended.  You can also read it too in one sitting.