Books - June 2019

This month, I have reached my goal of 24 books for the year 2019. I am planning to have an extended goal of 48 books.

The Zoya Factor

by Anuja Chauhan

I heard that there is a movie being made on this book starting Dulquer Salmaan. When I looked at it, it is related to Cricket. I thought it was the perfect timing to read, as World Cup Cricket 2019 is ongoing.

This novel is about Zoya Solanki, who was born at the very moment India won the World Cup back in 1983.  As a marketing executive, she got a chance to have breakfast with the Indian cricket team. Members of the team came to know that whenever they have breakfast with her, they win their match. This superstition gets her a sponsored trip to Australia for the next world cup. This book is about her mental struggle and romance with the captain of the team.

Rating: 3/5

The Barefoot Investor

by Scott Pape

I decided to read it after seeing a really good rating for the book on Goodreads. I didn't know that it is targeted/focused for the people in Australia.

There is a huge similarity in the concepts Mr. Pape mentions, with the Dave Ramsey's baby steps concept.

There isn't anything new I learned from this book. But that doesn't qualify it as a bad book. If you haven't read a lot of finance related books, then you'll find these concepts as new. At the same time, I won't recommend it for people outside Australia. You can find all  the concepts in many books targetted to your country.

Rating: 2.5/5

The Millionaire Next Door

by Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko

I found mention of this book in several of my previous reads. I wasn't expecting anything new to learn in this book. Oh boy I was wrong.

When the authors did a research about millionaires, they found that most of the people who consider themselves as millionaires and lives like a millionaire, are not actually wealthy. Their lifestyle may make them look like wealthy, but actual millionaires don't live like that. Most actual millionaires live like normal people and doesn't live in affluent neighborhoods. That's why the title 'millionaire next door'.

This book is about people who are actually wealthy, what do they do, how do they shop, where do they live, what car do they drive, how do they invest and how did they invest.

This book also cleared my misconception that you can't be wealthy in a single generation. Authors says that significant part of the millionaires are not because of their inheritance.

It is a must read.

Rating: 5/5