What I read in books form a large part of the material of thinking and probably a large part of my thoughts as well. I have noticed that some authors, particular those who write investment books, have books they read annually, that is, they read the same book every year. (I rarely read the same book twice which is why I am liquidating my “library” save for reference books.)

This makes me wonder whether I should start an “annual reading list” so as to form my thoughts on a consistent basis and remind myself of certain things. In particular, would it be better to reread and reinforce existing thoughts rather than seek out new ones? This is certainly the case when it comes to investing.

Incidentally, if you had such a list, what would you include?

Originally posted 2010-02-12 00:06:35.