This is a list of my favorite books. Several come to mind when I find myself dealing with the challenges that accompany every day living. The others I just find interesting or entertaining. The title of each is hyperlinked to reviews that have been posted on Amazon.com.
Maugham’s short stories don’t carry many reviews but I found his depiction of humanity personally enlightening. In fact, I find many his stories so engaging that I can easily see myself playing and living the assigned roles of several of his characters. I didn’t hyperlink Sherlock Holmes only because Doyle’s stories are so well know that reviews are superfluous.
Journey Without Distance by Robert Skutch (An essential prerequisite to A Course in Miracles.)
A Course in Miracles (Author Unknown)
Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts, Ph.D. (Great lessons in every day management.)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards (If you’re artistically challenged this book is a real eye opener.)
The Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham by Somerset Maugham
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. (If you are the least bit offended by the formatting of the title, you really need to read this book.)
Maverick by Ricardo Semler (If you’re in business, this is a mandatory read.)
Green Belt Sudoku by Michael Rios (I’m working on the third copy of this one. Like the story of Goldilocks and the three bears — the puzzles in this volume are not particularly easy; not particularly difficult; they’re just right. )
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle