I recently shared my review of books I read in 2021. I selected these books with the goal of becoming a more well-rounded and knowledgeable financial advisor. This year’s selection includes topics on finance, parenting, essential disciplines, and living a balanced life.

So, here are 5 books I am reading in 2022. I will inevitably read others, but I want to be held accountable for at least these ones!

1) “The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness” by Morgan Housel

This book made the list, because so many clients raved about it. My clients are smart people, so it must be a great read! From what I’ve heard, it’s a compilation of stories demonstrating peoples’ unique approach to money based upon their own life experiences, emotions, and bias. I dabbled into this topic when I wrote 6 Investing Mistakes I Bet You’ve Made.

2) “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character” by Paul Tough

I’d say that Will and I are still developing our parenting style. Our daughter just turned 14 months old. However, her curiosity and personality are really starting to show themselves. I want to ensure we harness her unique abilities and point her to towards a life of growth, resilience, and happiness. I have no idea how to actually do that… I hope this book helps!

3) “Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster

Caveat: I read this book almost 10 years ago. When I read it in college, it was more about completing an assignment than trying to harvest life lessons and personal growth. Today, I know exactly what I need to do to live a life full of faith, joy, peace, and growth. My problem is lacking the motivation to put in the work. “Celebration of Discipline” offers insight on often overlooked disciplines like meditation, study, simplicity, service, and guidance.

4) “Devil Take the Hindmost” by Edward Chancellor

This book was also on my 2021 list…. But It didn’t exactly get read…. So I’m giving it another go in 2022! It should be an interesting take on the origins of financial speculation and its progression through the centuries.

5) “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer

I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. How much of this busyness is necessary and how much is just self-inflicted stress? There is chaos around us, but it does not have to dictate our life. This book was suggested to me by life coach, Scott Miller, and I can’t wait to read it!


I’ll check in with in you next December to let you know what I thought. Feel free to email me with what you are reading this year!