Since you’re here to find a book, I am sure you have been a prey to statements like – Why do you read books? Why do you think I should read books?
Recently, I came across the best answer for such questions, which made me realise how important it is to read books, and how people asking such question are pushing away potential of their mind. But since, you are here, let me tell you what books you can read to expand the boundaries of your mind.
1. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven.
If you’re curious to know at which period of 4.5 billion years old Earth you are, this book is for you. This book will tell you who you are, where you have reached and how far will you reach. Be it culture or technology, this book has covered all the fields. From knowing where is God to understanding how we became slave to farming, this book will teach you everything.
2. When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead by Jerry Weintraub
Do not get attached to the world as it is. Because the world is changing something new is coming.
This is a story of the man who moved from the poker tables of Palm Springs to the power rooms of Hollywood and to the halls of the White House. Jerry became a success before even crossing his thirties and that’s what makes this book worth reading.
3. Quiet by Susan Cain
There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.
Are you an introvert? If yes, this book is for you. Do you believe that being quiet will ruin you and your future? This is your book. Do not even think before picking this one up. Just get it. This book will tell you that how your quietness has got nothing to do with your success. Why is it important for half of the world to be an introvert? Why most of the scientists are introvert? Why great thinkers are introverts?
4. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it
Want to learn about rational and irrational behaviour of human beings? This book explains in detail why we behave the way behave. You will also learn why most of the things that we think about are useless.
Overthinkers: *frowning* Are you kidding me?
Daniel Kahneman: *smirks* NO
5. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.
Have you ever spent your time thinking that you’re being productive, but all you were being was just busy? It happens often. We don’t understand how far we misuse our mind and put it to work for making stupid decisions. Most of us don’t know this, but even choosing a t-shirt online makes us tired. Read this book if you want to understand why categorising somethings as essential is important.