Teenagers, in the course of their education, DO NOT read enough. And they definitely don’t read enough of the important books from the last 50-100 years or so which are tragically ignored by school curricula.

These are some of the books that I’ve read recently and believe are MUST-READS for the +12 age group:

Flags of Our Fathers

Man’s Search for Meaning

How To Win Friends and Influence People

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read: One Man’s Triumph Over Illiteracy

Beyond the Mountain

The Road to Serfdom

Outliers: The Story of Success

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination (Vintage)

Hitler: A Study in Tyranny

Mark Twain: A Life


John Adams

Aborting America

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Now I’ve got plenty more suggestions and I’ll continue to build out this list…

Remember, reading is important for a variety of reasons but chief among them is because it amounts to *vicarious experience*.

How many have Mom and Dad read?