What I’m Reading, and What Should I Read?

Posted on by Ben Bruno

This past Saturday I attended a memorial service for someone who was very important to me that unfortunately passed away a few months ago. It was actually pretty upbeat and had more of an uplifting feel to it—which was cool—but it was still a long an emotional day.

Not surprisingly, when I woke up on Sunday I didn’t really feel like doing anything. I get in those moods from time to time, sometimes for a specific reason and sometimes seemingly out of nowhere. Sometimes I fight them and force myself to be productive, and other times I give in.

Yesterday I gave in and just kicked back and did some pleasure reading. I read a ton, but I’ve been doing less and less pleasure reading, which is really too bad.

Anyway, I thought I’d share what I read in case you’re looking for some good books for yourself, or for holiday gifts or whatever.

1. Mastery by Robert Greene

This was actually a very generous gift from one of my blog readers, Matt McGunagle. I read a good chunk of it yesterday, and so far it’s excellent. It’s cut from the same cloth as Outliers and The Talent Code with a little more of a historical bent to it. Really cool stuff and I can’t wait to finish it.

2. The Testosterone Principles 2: Manhood And Other Stuff

I actually bought this book a while ago, but I just got around to finishing it yesterday. TC has a great writing style and I always enjoy his work. I recommend it highly for the dudes in the crowd, and I’m actually going to be getting a couple copies for some of my guy friends as Christmas presents.

If you’re looking for new reading material, give these two books a look.

I’m now looking for new non-fitnessy stuff to read, so what do you recommend? Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!