5 Books You Need to Read in 2024

Emily Olson
3 min readDec 13, 2023

After Reading 30 Books, These 5 Stood Out as Life-Altering

I’m always excited to share my favorite reads of the year, and 2023 has been one of my favorite reading years!

From 30 books, here are the top 5 that truly stood out and stuck with me:

5. The Winner Effect by Ian Robertson

  • Notable Quotes: “Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident, and more aggressive.” “The brain chemistry of the winner is different from that of the loser.”
  • My Thoughts: The more you win, the more you win. Your kids need to see you winning at life. Why? Well once you start winning, it becomes easier and easier for you and also everyone around you.
    A concept we all need to hear and deeply know.

4. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

  • Notable Quotes: “Simple daily disciplines — little productive actions, repeated consistently over time — add up to the difference between failure and success.”
  • My Thoughts: This book literally shows you how to be successful in the most simple and straightforward way. It turns out it’s not the big moves, but the little things that add up over time. Success can be easy and simple.

3. Scarcity Brain by Michael Easter

  • Notable Quotes: “Scarcity has a way of stripping away the inessential and leaving us with the essence of what truly matters.” “In the face of scarcity, we find clarity.”
  • My Thoughts: This book exposes our default desire for more as human beings. Now, in the world of abundance we live in, we need to remember that limitation fuels…