Most intellectuals and business people pride themselves on being renegades and going against the grain. But it won’t be fair by any means to allow your desire to be different, keeping you from enjoying the books everyone else is reading and praising.
Below is the list of today’s biggest bestsellers that have inspired so many people. Even if you’re a diehard rebel and never read the same books as the masses, open your mind (maybe even wider) and pick up at least one book among these. You’ll be amusingly surprised to discover that each one can make you a wiser, more versatile person in real life.
Michelle Obama’s Becoming
While Michelle Obama was the First Lady, you may give a little thought to the life-work balancing act she had to manage around the White House. Yet as a person, you will realise after reading her book that you should have been more awestruck by how neatly she raised two level-headed children amid a public life with style, wit, and phenomenal business understanding. It’s a great read for working parents, and everybody else alike. This book is clearly a great manual for anyone motivated for greater authenticity and grace in life.
“On this journey, you never know what you’re being prepared for.” – Becoming.
Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient
We have all done something that appeared unfathomable to those around us. In Alex Michaelides’ exceptional piece of writing, the main character commits a serious crime that appears to be completely out of character. Yet throughout the book, we realise that her decisions were less incompatible than originally presumed. Bookworms, expect to indulge in a bit of cathartic self-analysis as you set your hands on this gripping tale.
David Brooks’ The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
It is fairly easy to become entrapped by envy and greed, especially when you navigate in the modern business realm. Yet many people believe true success is only achievable through the pursuit of living meaningfully fostered by a commitment to their fellows and morals. Feeling like you’ve moved away from your centre or are climbing a different mountain? Go through this book and rediscover your true self —and of course, your next challenge.
Linda Holmes’ Evvie Drake Starts Over
Could all the comfort zones that you impulsively walk towards actually be prisons? That’s just one of the first thoughts you will come across after beginning to read this delightful, thought-provoking novel. Brace yourself: This fiction will weave its way deep into your mind. After finishing it, you will find yourself wondering what old habits you need to quit to live life to the fullest today. While this may sound like a cliché reading experience to some, it will refresh the entrepreneurial soul in most of us.
Lorri Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who suddenly finds she needs sessions herself. Not only does this unexpected dive into her own psyche allows Gottlieb to make some surprising self-discoveries, but it also gives her an extensive idea into her patients’ worlds. Reading this book, you will underscore your belief in mentorship at all levels. Just as getting new perspectives from her therapist helped Gottlieb evolve as a professional, you will realise how having a mentor enables you to serve your mentees better.
We hope these reads will help you connect more with your book club people. Reading them will surely open new doors of enlightenment in your mind.
Happy evolving thru reading!