I’ve always liked that phrase, “insatiable hunger for knowledge.” I remember seeing it somewhere in some book at some point in my life but I can’t seem to recall. Until then, I’d like to share my books-to-read list:
1. The Tipping Point
Author: Malcolm Gladwell.
“How little things can make a big difference.” After reading Blink and Outliers, I am compelled to read his very first international bestseller. His style is very inspirational and he is definitely a good storyteller.
2. The Power of Kindness
Author: Piero Ferrucci
A book that teaches us how to be kind and lead a compassionate life. This book is certainly an unexpected find, as I would never imagine myself reading a book on kindness. I thought, as naive and shallow as I was, that since kindness is in our blood, we wouldn’t need to understand the different aspects of it. Turns out we need it after all. The concept of kindness is rather complicated but if we made an effort to learn about it through eighteen aspects of this particular trait, we would have the ability to maximize our success, love, and happiness.
3. Mastering Creative Anxiety
Author: Eric Maisel
Ooooh boy am I excited to read this or what? Being an artist myself, I have a serious problem dealing with procrastination, artist’s block, and much more. …..Yes, definitely excited.
4. How To Talk To Anyone – 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
Author: Leil Lowndes
So I bought this book awhile ago, during my IB years. Never had the chance to read it due to my never ending workload but since I’m free, why not give it a go? It didn’t get a heap of positive reviews on Goodreads, but I’m sure this will help to an extent.
5. The Essential Jung
Author: C.G. Jung Editor: Anthony Storr
I was first introduced to Carl Jung and his concepts in my grade 10 psychology/sociology/anthropology class. Now I’m just digging a bit deeper into his writings. :)
6. The Definitive Book of Body Language
Author: Allan & Barbara Pease
I was getting quite a bit ahead of myself when I tried this book out at the mere age of 14. This was a difficult read for someone who was not particularly passionate about reading at the time so it was left on the shelf, collecting dust in humble silence.
7. House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies
Author: Henry Jacoby Series Editor: William Irwin
Despite it being a popular TV series, I’m not extremely interested in House. BUT this book sounds very amusing because as we all know, Dr. House is quite an uncanny dude.
Now for some fun reads:
8. The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
As I had lunch with a friend, this trilogy somehow came up in our conversation. Triggered my interest, officially on my list. I love action. :)
9. Don’t Breathe A Word
Author: Jennifer McMahon
Stumbled on it on Goodreads and the summary caught my eye. :D
10. The Ode Less Travelled
Author: Stephen Fry
I’ve always wanted to read a Stephen Fry book but just didn’t know what. Let us start on something fun with poetry.
To think I will be making a trip to the book fair in a few days…