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Ten Reading Tracker Book Suggestions

If you’ve looked at any of the Spreadsheet Life Templates, then you’ve possibly come across the Reading Tracker Template for Google Sheets. If not, be sure to check it out!

If you do so happen to download the Reading Tracker and/or you are an avid reader, here are ten wonderful book suggestions for you to look into as well.

Also, it is important to note that no affiliate links are used in this post. Spreadsheet Life receives no money whether you go and buy these books or not. We just want to share them with you because these books just might have a positive and powerful impact on your life. After all, that’s what this website is all about in the first place.

Book No. 1 – Atomic Habits

Author – James Clear
Page Count – 320

This book is all about building better habits! Not only does the author go into depth about how habits work and how they affect our lives, but he takes it one step further. He actually provides you with valuable knowledge and several tools to help you build better habits.

Take a look at this book on Amazon. At the time of this writing, the book has 4.8 out of 5.0 stars. What’s more, this score takes into account over 78,000 ratings!

Book No. 2 – The Compound Effect

Author – Darren Hardy
Page Count – 170

If you want to really know just how important your habits are in the first place, this book will tell you.

In this book, the author really paints a clear picture of how your actions (even seemingly insignificant ones) can truly affect your life over a long period of time. Basically, what you do today may not matter right away, but over time your actions and choices will compound and determine your destiny.

Book No. 3 – The Seasons of Life

Author – Jim Rohn
Page Count – 125

Life is just like the seasons. Throughout our time here on earth, we all experience times of opportunity (Spring), times of hardship (Winter), times of labor (Summer), and times of consequence (Fall).

In other words, there are many different aspects of life that we live, and learning what they are and how to handle them is very important.

This book helps you do just that and gives you a fresh perspective on life and all it has to offer.

Book No. 4 – Who Moved My Cheese

Author – Spencer Johnson
Page Count – 96

Change is hard, but it doesn’t always have to be so difficult. In fact, change is a normal part of life, and sometimes it’s the best thing that could ever happen to us.

In Who Moved My Cheese, the author tells a fun little tale of some fun little characters working through a fun little maze. It’s a wonderful story, and with it comes some wonderful lessons about change and adversity. It’s a story you will remember forever, and it just might change your life for the better.

Book No. 5 – The Foot Book

Author – Dr. Seuss
Page Count – 24

Now you’re probably thinking – “This is a kid’s book. It’s meant for toddlers! What in the world are you doing offering it up as a book recommendation!?!?”

Yes, it is totally a kid’s book, and yes it is a super easy read and has goofy fun pictures and all that jazz.

But at the same time,

  • It will only take you a few minutes to read
  • It just might bring a smile to your face
  • And it just might remind you of what it was like to be a kid

You know…that time when the whole world was a mystery, but it didn’t matter because all you needed was a few fun rhymes to make your day that much better. That’s what we’re talking about.

So if you need a fun book to read or if you just need a fun reason to smile or laugh, give this book another try and it just might make all the difference in your day.

Book No. 6 – Make Your Bed

Author – Admiral William H. McRaven
Page Count – 144

This book was written by a Navy SEAL.

First of all, that’s awesome! Second of all, isn’t that a pretty good reason to pick up this book a read it? If not, here are just a few more.

In this book, the author uses his experiences training to be a Navy SEAL as metaphors for wonderful life advice. In other words, the author takes what he learned throughout his training and translates it into powerful life lessons that are applicable to you and me. Now that is powerful!

Book No. 7 – Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout

Author – Rick Rigsby
Page Count – 160

Whether you’ve been around for 95 years or just a decade or two, it’s never too late to learn a little bit more about life. Plus, you never know whom you might learn something from.

In this book, the author tells a touching story and offers the reader several lessons he learned from his father long ago. These lessons aren’t complicated nor difficult to grasp. Rather they are fairly simple yet incredibly profound.

In the end, these lessons are invaluable to learn and apply in any walk of life.

Book No. 8 – The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Author – John C. Maxwell
Page Count – 288

Growth is a natural part of life. However, what we grow into is what makes all the difference.

This book is an excellent guide to help you grow in the best ways possible. After all, our income, success, achievement, or whatever you want to call it rarely exceeds our personal development.

That is why it is so important!

So pick up this book, and maybe read a chapter or two. You just might find something to help you grow into the person you’ve always wanted to be.

Book No. 9 – Rhinoceros Success

Author – Scott Alexander
Page Count – 80

If you need a book to make you smile, give you a laugh or two, and really make an impact on you, then this is the book for you!

In this book, the author explains plain and simple how to be be the best rhinoceros possible. In fact, the author claims that this is the best book out there on being a rhinoceros. There probably isn’t another that comes close.

Regardless if that claim is true, this book will help teach to to be the happiest you’ve ever been, more audacious than ever before, and more successful with each passing day. Don’t hesitate to grab this book and learn all about becoming the best rhinoceros you can be!

Book 10 – Leading an Inspired Life

Author – Jim Rohn
Page Count – 378

Although this is the longest book on this list, it is definitely the top recommendation.

Basically, the best thing that can be said about this book is this:

If you’re committed to your career, if you’re serious about becoming wiser, smarter, healthier and wealthier, you absolutely must own this indispensable book.


Enough said.

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