Five Books for CPAs to Read in 2021

By Charles Hall | Accounting and Auditing

Jan 11

Are you looking for books to read in 2021? Here are five suggestions. Each will make you a better CPA—and person.

five books to read in 2021

Digital Minimalism – Want to stop wasting time on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms? Read this book. Full of helpful tips to help you regain your life.

Ultralearning – This book provides practical steps to increase your ability to learn new skills and rapidly gain knowledge. Lifetime learning is a necessary skill for CPAs.

The Bullet Journal Method – Bullet journaling is a blend of planning, journaling and project management. I have read dozens of time management books, and this is the best. All you need is a blank notebook, and you can plan your days, weeks, months and years. Of my five suggested books, this is the one that has helped me most. 

The Coaching Habit – Do you want to make your employees better? Do so with questions, not answers. This short read is chock full of simple but effective questions to ask those you work with. It will make you wise (or at least, wiser). 

Essentialism – Are you trying to master too many things? So many that you aren’t effective in any. Greg McKeown’s book will help you focus on the important and forget the rest. This is a classic.

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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.