Books I am Reading

By Charles Hall | Accounting and Auditing

Dec 08

Thankfully, I've had a wee bit more time in December. And when time avails itself, I read. Maybe you have a few hours as well. If so, consider these books that I am currently reading. 

Atomic Habits

James Clear

Mr. Clear provides easy steps to develop good habits and helpful actions to stop bad habits. Want to lose weight, learn to play the guitar, increase your exercise regimen? You can if you apply the insights in this book. Click below.

Make It Stick

Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, Mark McDaniel

If you're like me you learn something, and then, because you have to learn so many other things, you forget the first. Then when you need the information (in your brain), it's not there. This book provides practical ways to learn and retain the information you need--even as a CPA. Click the book to see it on Amazon.

The Coaching Habit

Michael Bungay Stanier

Do you have employees that you desire to make better? Do you try to coach them but without result? They hear you, but no change occurs. The subtitle to this book says it all: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Stanier provides some very simple questions that I have been using--and they work! Click the book below to review it on Amazon.

The Hidden Christmas

Tim Keller

Does the Christmas season leave you hollow? I just finished this read and absolutely loved it. Keller provides new insights into the Reason for the Season. One of the best Christmas books I have read. Click below to check it out on Amazon.

Jayber Crow 

Wendell Berry

My wife turned me onto this one. Jayber Crow, twice orphaned, makes his way through life. As I've listened to this story (I have it on Audible), it has stirred long-forgotten episodes from my childhood. Like me many years ago, he runs away from himself and then returns home. He becomes the real Jayber Crow--again. (The Audible version is wonderful.)

The Rise of Robots

Martin Ford

Ford provides insights into the changing world we live in. Might there be robots in your CPA firm or your home. I think so. And they may come sooner than you think. Ford provides a well written summary--even I understand it--of how the robots are coming. 

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About the Author

Charles Hall is a practicing CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner. For the last thirty years, he has primarily audited governments, nonprofits, and small businesses. He is the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. He frequently speaks at continuing education events. Charles is the quality control partner for McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co. where he provides daily audit and accounting assistance to over 65 CPAs. In addition, he consults with other CPA firms, assisting them with auditing and accounting issues.

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