What Is The Last Book You Read And Enjoyed? 13 Answers
From International Taxation by Richard L. Doernberg to The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama, here are 13 answers to the question, “What is the last book you read and enjoyed?”
- International Taxation by Richard L. Doernberg
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger and Gene Stone
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- The Nix by Nathan Hill
- The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
- Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
- The Truth About Green Business by Gil Friend
- The Army of the Potomac by Bruce Catton
- The Attic by Danilo Ki
- The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
- Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson
- The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
International Taxation by Richard L. Doernberg
International Taxation by Richard L. Doernberg details the logic of international taxation and is full of noteworthy information on the world of corporate finance. I enjoyed this book because it is uniquely structured in an informative and creative manner to make the topics of finance more fresh and intriguing. Taxation has become a key element of cross-border activities as well as intra-country activities, so it was a welcomed source of insight.
Cody Candee, CEO, Bounce
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The last book I read and enjoyed is The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. The book was truly an inspiration to me. It did not only teach me the necessary things about business and investment but also how to make sound decisions about life The book gives a detailed description of what everyone needs in order to become a successful investor. The book highlighted that someone wishing or desiring to invest does not require inside information or a high IQ about business to succeed.
All that is needed is a strong mindset for decision-making and the strong ability to guide your emotions in order not to corrode your intellectual framework Following the business and behavioral principles that are written in the book, you increase your chances of becoming a successful investor.
Peter Bryla, Community Manager, ResumeLab
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The last book I read and enjoyed was The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel about a shepherd named Santiago who embarks on a journey to find his personal legend and fulfill his dreams. Along the way, he encounters various challenges and meets interesting characters who teach him valuable lessons about life, love, and purpose.
I particularly enjoyed the book’s themes of following one’s heart and dreams and the idea that the universe conspires to help us achieve what we truly desire. The writing is poetic, and the story is both inspiring and entertaining. Overall, The Alchemist is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance and motivation on their own journey towards self-discovery and fulfillment.
Brian Clark, Founder, United Medical Education
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Giver by Lois Lowry was the last book I read and enjoyed. The book is a dystopian novel set in a futuristic society in which all citizens live in a seemingly perfect world free of pain and suffering. The main character, Jonas, is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory, which means he is the only person in the community who can remember the past. As Jonas learns more about the world he lives in, he begins to question society’s beliefs and norms.
Readers are taken on a journey of self-discovery and understanding of society, as well as the power of choice and the importance of making decisions, through Jonas’ journey. The Giver is a powerful and thought-provoking story that encourages readers to reflect on their own lives and the social structures that surround them.
Connie Glover, General Manager, Product & Market Development, Bfx
How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger and Gene Stone
The book How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Dr. Michael Greger with Gene Stone provides readers with an evidence-based guide to living a longer, healthier life. It is based on years of scientific research and expert advice from doctors and nutritionists, making it an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand the science behind staying healthy.
The book talks about how diet is one of the most important factors in predicting our health, and it reveals which foods we should be eating more of and which ones to avoid. Anyone who is looking to make positive changes to their diet and lifestyle will benefit from reading this book.
Burak Özdemir, Founder, Online Alarm Kur
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was the last and best book I’ve read to date. The writing style and story line had me intrigued from the first page all the way to the last. It’s unlike anything that exists to date and the ending is something you’ll never see coming. The rave for this book is incredibly real and is a must-have.
Lindsay Malu Kido, CEO, Empower Pleasure
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill’s debut novel, The Nix, is an absolute journey. It’s timeless, tender, and brimming with empathy. If you decide to read it, get ready for the emotional rollercoaster. This unforgettable book will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think. It is wonderful to the very last page.
The Nix tells the story of Samuel. Of the man he is in 2011 – an English professor obsessed with video games – and of the boy who became him. Abandoned by his mum as a child, adult Samuel searches for her secrets. When a vanished woman suddenly reappears on every TV screen in America, the man is given the chance to write a book about her. The Nix is a multilayered novel about a lot of things – politics, the hippie movement, gaming, unresolved traumas, new beginnings, second chances. And, primarily, about how we are haunted and sometimes defined by an unexplored past.
The past molds us, breaks us, and never lets us go. But there’s always hope. I recommend this fantastic book to anyone!
Agata Szczepanek, Community Manager, LiveCareer
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to have the correct advice stored in a book? If you did, The Comfort Book by Matt Haig is the right pick. It would give you comfort, as the name says, during difficult times. I definitely felt this when I read this book. It made mundane things much clearer, in terms of the context we see them. Like, we would never imagine using a life raft until we are in a position to do so. If you think of this in a larger context, you could pick and choose things in your own life itself. Moreover, it teaches about the importance of living in the moment and caring for yourself it’s prime. So, a worthy read.
Shawn Mahaffey, Founder, Wingit
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The book I read most recently was The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. One of the most well-liked businessmen in Silicon Valley is Ben Horowitz. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz pulls the curtain on the realities of what it’s like to lead a great business through hardship.
Horowitz provides helpful advice for any business leader in his book, written in his plain way with a couple of his trademark references to the world of rap aficionados. It’s a must-read for both novice and experienced readers, but it’s especially helpful for those making adjustments to challenging conditions with challenging hurdles.
Samrudha Salvi, Founder, Buildfba
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express was the most recent novel I read. What more could a mystery junkie want than a despised murder victim discovered aboard the opulent Orient Express with numerous stab wounds, thirteen possible suspects, an incomparably brilliant investigator in Hercule Poirot, and the most inventive crime ever devised? What justice is, the book’s topic. Where should the line be drawn? This is supported by the fact that the victim, in this case, was the perpetrator of multiple sophisticated crimes against innocent youngsters.
Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is another book with a similar topic. This book was fantastic. I was never bored for a second, and no matter how exhausted I was, I had to finish the book to solve the mystery.
David Reid, Sales Director, VEM-Tooling Co. Ltd.
The Truth About Green Business by Gil Friend
The Truth About Green Business (2009) by Gil Friend is the most recent book I have read and it was a truly engaging and informative experience. The book takes an in-depth look at how business leaders can make their companies greener through detailed case studies, inspiring stories, and thought-provoking analyses. It provided me with valuable new insights into the increasingly important topic of sustainability, showing how real change can happen on an organizational level if forward-thinking techniques are implemented.
The author offers practical advice while also placing the importance of green business into the larger framework of environmental stewardship, offering key lessons that will stay with me well after I have finished reading it.
Peter Jones, Sustainability Consultant, Carbon Accounting
The Army of the Potomac by Bruce Catton
I’m finishing up a 3-volume history of the Civil War by Bruce Catton called The Army of the Potomac. It’s fascinating reading, but one especially poignant lesson that stands out is what a mess the war was, and how much the leadership had little clue what they were doing. I’ve seen the same dynamic in many organizations and situations. We like to think our leaders know what they’re doing, but more often than not they’re flying by the seat of their pants and making it up as they go along. For me, that’s comforting, because it means I’m not alone and if anyone can make anything work, maybe I can make some things work out as well.
Josh Steimle, Founder, MWI
The Attic by Danilo Ki
The Attic by Danilo Ki is a novel about a young man’s quest to learn the truth about his father’s background. The novel is renowned for exploring memory and identity as well as the nuanced dynamics of family connections. The book is full of references to poems, artworks, and mythology, so it’s fun to try to connect particular words to stories you may already be familiar with to what’s in the book.
I enjoyed The Attic because it showcases the types of personalities I don’t really see in my day-to-day life. I like books that show me something unfamiliar! It’s hard to even describe the book as having a good plot; the story doesn’t really go anywhere. But the way the emotional states are described was just so fascinating to me that I couldn’t stop reading. And when I finished, I immediately went to read it again.
Miroslav Munitlak, Technical Manager, Ask Gamblers
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
I recently read The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and thoroughly enjoyed it. The novel tells the story of a young woman living in Texas during the Great Depression and the challenges she faces during the Dust Bowl. The characters were well-developed and the historical setting was vividly depicted. The novel also touched on important themes such as family, love, and resilience.
Through reading this book, I learned about the impact of the Dust Bowl on the people living in the Great Plains region of the United States and the resilience and determination of those who were able to overcome these challenges. Overall, it was a poignant and thought-provoking read.
Anirban Saha, Founder & Editor, TechBullish
Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson
Personal Finance for Dummies by Eric Tyson is the best finance book I read recently because it is written in a very simple way. It taught me the basics of budgeting and saving money, as well as reducing debt and maximizing government benefits. The best thing that this book taught me is how to evaluate and manage my finances, as well as improve my credit score. No other book can holistically explain everything in a very simple way. Hence, I really enjoyed this book.
Sharon Dylan, Co-Founder, Management
The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
The last book I read and enjoyed was The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama. As a lifelong learner, it provided me with some valuable insights into how to lead a more meaningful life. It taught me that the most important thing is to focus on achieving inner peace and developing values of compassion and altruism.
The book inspired me to be more mindful in my daily life, encouraged me to think critically about various aspects of life, and gave me a better understanding of the social dynamics at play. The beautiful writing style of the author kept me captivated until the very end and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an inspirational read.
Haya Subhan, Management Executive, Sheffield First Aid Courses
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