The Simple Path to Wealth: Your roadmap to financial independence and a rich, free life – This book by J.L. Collins highlights the easiest, most straightforward way of getting from here to there.

Can I Retire Yet?: How to Make the Biggest Financial Decision of the Rest of Your Life – This book by Darrow Kirkpatrick outlines the thought process for making this huge decision.  A step by step guide.

Retiring Sooner: How to Accelerate Your Financial Independence – Also by Darrow Kirkpatrick.  Getting from here to there faster.

Retirement Investing for Income ONLY: How to manage a retirement portfolio ONLY for reliable, long-term income – This book by Bruce Miller is great for helping you decide which dividend paying companies should be part of your income producing portfolio.

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy – By William B. Irvine.  This book takes a fresh look at stoicism in terms of our modern lives.  A great read and a great refresher on one of the original methods for being happier.

The Four Hour Work Week – By Tim Ferriss.  If you are not a Tim Ferriss fan, you haven’t been paying attention.  He has really defined the field of performance optimization between this book and his podcasts.  For his podcasts, go to his blog.

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World Class Performers – This is a treatment of the best of his podcasts.  He takes a couple of pages for each guest in the areas of Health & Fitness, Wealth Creation & Personal Finance, and Wisdom & Philosophy, and distills the podcasts for their nuggets of brilliance.  I’ve listened to many of his podcasts after reading the synopsis in this book.

How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life – By Scott Adams (yes, that Scott Adams).  Dilbert’s creator takes us on the journey of his life.  Outlining the systems he uses to succeed.  An unexpectedly fascinating read.

Work Less, Live More: The Way to Semi-Retirement – By Bob Clyatt.  An early entry in the “how to retire early” arena.  Bob was one of the pioneers of the retire early, then adjust to changing circumstances.  Definitely worth your time.