When it comes to non-fiction, it can really just seem not fun. It’s not a task that most people are drawn to because it is kind of like you’re already in school or college so why do you need to read non-fiction. You don’t feel like learning at that time and that’s what I was thinking too. But I was determined to broaden my horizons. I wanted to be someone who reads fiction as well as non-fiction. Of course, you can have a preference but these are some non-fiction books that I really found intriguing. So, let’s start off with the one that changed my life in 2020.
• “Atomic Habits” by James Clear
This was the first book that I read in quarantine and it was just for pleasure. You might have heard of this book because it is so widely talked about. It is a very popular book about creating new habits – how to create them, why we need to create them, and tools to stick to them. There are so many things that are highlighted in this book because there are so many good pieces of information that I took away and applied to my life. I think that’s the best thing when you can take something from a book, apply it to your life, and make it better.
• “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now” by Meg Jay
This book is so interesting. It’s written by a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development. There’s a lot that you go through in your 20s and this book breaks it down. It helps you and kind of guides you through how to get through those circumstances that come your way that you don’t know how to handle. This is a book that I would re-read multiple times during my 20s just because there’s so much good information in here.
• “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank
A piece of history and one that I have always been super interested in reading was this book. I’m sure you are familiar with who she is because we all learn about this back in high school. There’s a lot of different versions of her diary, ones that are a little more censored but I read the normal one. This book is a roller coaster of emotions. The diary is written throughout her time in hiding at a secret annex. It was weird to think that I wasn’t reading a tragic piece but something that happened in real life. So that was definitely a little emotional rollercoaster to think that this young 15-year-old girl had to go through this much in her short life.
• “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss
The last book I want to give a mention to is one of my most recent reads. Unlike the other books that I shared, if feel like this one has more of a particular audience so if this applies to you, you might want to check this one out. ‘Escape the nine to five, live anywhere, and join the new rich’ – it’s written on its cover. Doesn’t that sound appealing? This book was recommended to me by one of my entrepreneur friends who own a small business. If you’re someone who wants to be your own boss, this could possibly be the book for you.
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