Monthly Archives: November 2015

Some books I’ve been reading due to the lure of 4.3 star $0.99 e-books

In August 2014, I found a website called bookbub.com, while searching for a biography of Henry Ford for the kindle. The autobiography that I have found was excellent and I recommend people to read this, if you are interested in the mind of the innovator and industrialist.

I found on a site that linked to a page on bookbub. It was free, so I registered and found that it showing the cost of $0.99. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It linked to amazon.com, and it really was selling for $0.99. I purchased it. I explored bookbub for a bit and found that I had a filter that I can set. For example, I can set categories. So I did.

I removed all the best sellers category first, and cut out young adult romance, and adult romance, and paranormal romance, fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller and everything else that seem to somehow include romance drama in them. Why are these so popular? I don’t understand. From what was left I removed kids and gladly went for non-fiction, business, parenting, biographies, history, and self help. This website would then send me an email with the list of books that I’m interested in that are on sale. . . like $0.99 cents, and sometimes $2.99. This lead me to read a lot of book between that time and now. Here are some good books that I have finished. Some are from book bub, and others are through recommendation by people or books that I have read (not in order):

  • Reviving Work Ethic by Eric Chester
  • The Payoff Principle by Alan Zimmerman
  • Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • My Life And work by Henry Ford With Samuel Crowther
  • The Effective Executive by Peter Druker
  • Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald
  • 5 Minute Business by Mark Middo
  • How to win friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market by Nicolas Darvas
  • God With You At Work by Andy Mason
  • Breaking The Time Barrier by Mike McDerment

Still Reading and is pretty good as of yet (not in order):

  • The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
  • Non Ovbious by Rohit Bhargava
  • Engaging the Revelatory Realm of heaven by Paul Keith Davis
  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  • Lets Write A Short Story by Joe Bunting

Want to read (not in order):

  • The Innovator’s Dilemma
  • The Third Wave
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Thing
  • Save The Cat
  • Practical Electronics For Inventors

That’s the most amount of books that I’ve read in a year. Many of the books I had completed in the last 6 months. It has done a lot to expand my mind. Now I know what that means.