Reading is a fantastic way to spend your free time and to fill that time with meaningful thoughts and experiences of other people. If you want to pick up reading but aren’t sure where to start, we compiled eight books that should be on your shelf.
Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
If you tend to feel overwhelmed and burned out, this book is an excellent choice for you. The book will teach you that there are some things you have to say no to and how to prioritize what is essential in your life. It gives the right tools and strategies to find out what is your top priority. Sometimes doing the most isn’t the greatest thing and you should spend your time doing the right activities with the right people.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
You can’t go wrong with Brene Brown. It’s a fulfilling book on how you can live wholeheartedly. It touches on empathy and connecting with other people, and it will teach you how to live more freely and unapologetically.
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
These books are great for any lover of the fantasy genre. Patrick knows how to write well and to make you feel like you are living the story yourself. Definitely a must-read while you wait for the final book in the series.
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology by Adam Alter
So many of us are addicted to our screens. This book speaks about what is happening behind the technology industry and how badly they want to make their products as addictive as possible.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
This is a thorough book about the history of human existence. This book is a great way to remind yourself about our history and how far we’ve come as a human race.
Hunger by Roxane Gay
This book is an excellent read if you have ever suffered from body issues, body image, or self-doubt. It is an honest and raw memoir.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is the definition of poise and grace. This memoir shows her life and how hard she has worked for everything she has in her life. It is a very inspiring read.
Dry by Augusten Burroughs
This book explains what alcoholism is like. It is a journal the author kept while he was in rehab, and while he was out. It does an excellent job of describing what an addiction feels like and the insatiable desire for alcohol.