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Sorta Random Sunday: 10 Best Books You Need to Read

As you may know, here at The Prudent Plastic Surgeon, I’m trying something new. Every week, I’m making a post called Sorta Random Sunday. These posts are going to be about…well, anything. Today, I’m gonna share the top 10 books that I have recently read.

Since the end of my training, I have found a renewed love of reading. To be fair, I did a lot of reading in training. It was mostly just from plastic surgery textbooks.

So, this is the list of the best books that I have read that I think you should read.

The rules for this list are that I had to have read the book in the past 3-6 months. That’s it.

Here we go!

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The top 10 books you need to read

(No particular order)

1. Deep Work by Cal Newport

Love this book. More about it here: 10 Ways to Implement “Deep Work” as a Physician

2. Taxes Made Simple: Income Taxes Explained in 100 Pages Or Less by Mike Piper

3. Independent Contractor, Sole Proprietor, and LLC Taxes: Explained in 100 Pages Or Less by Mike Piper

I never really understood taxes. And man did they seem like a boring topic. I read both of these books in just a couple days and loved filing my taxes this year. That’s how good of a job these books do.

4. The Doctors Guide to Eliminating Debt by Dr. Cory Fawcett

Just an awesome book written in a really simple and straightforward way. If you feel that your debt is so high that you will never pay it off, read this book. You’ll come out with a plan to pay it all off in 5 years.

5. The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

This book will teach you all that you need to know if you are considering investing in real estate. Best book out there on the topic.

6. Dear Boy: A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You! by Paris Rosenthal

My sister got this book for our sons and it is really a great one. They also have “Dear Girl” if you have daughters. Highly recommend.

7. Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

I’ve become more aware of some of the criticisms against Robert Kiyosaki. I have no idea how true they are.

Regardless, I have gained a lot of insight from his books, especially this one. It taught me to think like an entrepreneur and businessperson. It’s the book I recommended to my brother when he wanted to learn the same thing. And he loved it and it has changed his thinking in a very positive way as well.

8. You Are A Badass by Jennifer Sincero

My wife bought this book about a year ago and neither of us read it. It kinda seemed a little “rah-rah” and corny. This was before we committed to focusing more on mindset and self-care.

So, I found myself without a book to read a few weeks ago and decided to finally give it a shot.

I really loved it! It’s funny, well-written, relatable and really helpful. I gained a lot of great insight. My wife is reading it now.

9. I’m Not Sleepy! (Baby Owl) by Jonathan Allen

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This baby owl is my spirit animal.

10. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Ok, I’m cheating with this one. I’m still reading it. But I really like it. You have to look past the outdated references and some questionable analogies. But the main message is spot on and I really believe in it.

So, now you can’t say I never share anything useful! And I hope this recipe makes reading my financial ruminations worth it!

What are the best books you have read recently? I love new recommendations!

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    8 thoughts on “Sorta Random Sunday: 10 Best Books You Need to Read”

    1. The Slight Edge by Robert Greene is pretty good. The most gripping book I think I’ve ever read was “Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea” by Gary Kinder. I caught my mum up at 3am reading it, she said she couldn’t put it down.

    2. I really need to read Deep Work by Cal Newport. I think it’ll really increase my writing productivity. I heard him on Paula Pant’s podcast talking about a new book called “A World Without Email.” I swear without email, my employer would self destruct in a day.


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