Cheaper by the dozen: my list of 12 books for this summer


It’s that time of the year again; schools have vacated, children are on holiday and the general mood is one of gaiety and joviality. So, here I am, suggesting few books you could pick up and read during this period, and even if you’ve read some of them before, don’t you think it’s time to dust off those classics eh?

No 1] The Art of War by Sun Tzu – First published in English in 1988, this little book has being read by millions across the world and has been proclaimed as the no 1 in business leadership, personal development and strategy.

No 2] Gifted Hands by Ben Carson – In this all time classic, Carson tells the story of a dull ghetto boy with a bad temper who always takes that last position in class but who later rose to become the most celebrated medical doctor in the world.

No 3] Everywoman by Derek Llewellyn Jones – Another classic work which dexterously explains how a woman’s body works. Parents are advised to gift it to their teenage girls as an introduction before having ‘The Talk’.

No 4] What women want men to know by Barbara De Angelis– Still in the same topic, Barbara serves up one of the most detailed, accurate and relatable body of work on understanding a woman (a difficult endeavor indeed).

No 5] Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson – Billionaire business mogul and leader of the Virgin group tells the story of how he started from the bottom towards building a $4 billion dollar business empire.

No 6] Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela – “[This book] should be read by every person alive!” – Boston Globe. Enough said.

No 7] The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – This book will change your life in an instant. Having sold more than 25 million copies, Seven Habits was elected as the most influential business book of the 20th century. You can’t go wrong with this!

No 8] The 360 Leader by John Maxwell – World renowned leadership expert John Maxwell serves up another classic on becoming a leader in the 21st century.

No 9] Fighting Corruption is Dangerous by Ngozi Okonjo Iweala – Okonjo Iweala pulls no punches in a tell all story which delves into the murky waters of Nigerian corruption. This book is a must read for every Nigerian and African.

No 10] The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson – While the title might be a little bit too strong, however, Mark Manson delivers a masterpiece on how to maintain your identity and uniqueness in a world that is constantly seeking to rob you of them.

No 11] Leadership: It’s in Your DNA by Rhea Duttagupta – Rhea beautifully proves that EVERYONE of us is a leader. Yes, the traits of leadership is right there in your DNA from the time you were born! Rhea shows you how to develop those untrained leadership traits.

No 12] More Important than Money by Robert Kiyosaki – is there really anything more important than money in today’s world? Answer… more money! Lol. Seriously, Robert masterfully exposes the secret of sustainable wealth and that is The Entrepreneur’s Team! Robert’s mantra is “if you want to succeed in business, you must have a good team”.
The word team is actually the acronym of the word: T= together
E= everybody
A= achieves
M= more.

So here you have it, my list of 12 books you could read/reread this summer. Please do share your own list with me 👇.

Happy reading, selah!