Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This classic by Napoleon Hill was one of the first books that I ever read on the subject of wealth. In the book, Hill says that he was tasked by Andrew Carnegie to interview some of the richest men in the world at the time in order to understand the principles of success. Some of the facts about Napoleon Hill himself have been disputed, but I found the book itself to be a solid source for figuring out how to obtain wealth.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway is a writer whose work that I’ve never been wowed by. That said, I loved A Moveable Feast. It was a charming look into expat life of American writers in 1920s Paris. I enjoyed reading about Ernest & Hadley’s marriage, and was crushed when he began having an affair with Pauline. When I am having a hard time writing, I think of Hemingway’s quote from the book: “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know”. In summary, it was a joy to read and I could not put it down once I started it.
Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan
Being the fashion-minded person that I am, I had to pick up this well-known industry book by Maureen Callahan. It told of the 1990s fashion scene – and its central subjects were supermodel Kate Moss & designers Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. I liked reading about how these seemingly unorthodox figures came into the industry and completely disrupted it. It helped me to put together a few loose strands from what I already know about the fashion industry. It’s a great read, and I highly recommend it.