Getting a taste of some food for thought
December 19, 2020
While books with lighter tones that are easier to digest may have been getting you through the pandemic, it never hurts to take a break and crack open a book that will really get you thinking. These books don’t fit a generic or specific genre; some might categorize several of these books as some form of self-improvement, but it essentially depends on the individual’s perspective and what they take away from it. If anyone is simply curious or up for a challenge, look no further for the perfect reads!
01. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
After the 2011 release of his bestseller, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari published another novel in 2018 titled 21 lessons for the 21st century. This insightful book reflects on what innate human beliefs and impulses might mean for the future of humankind. Cultivating concepts of the past, present, and possible future, this book will ignite curiosity in readers who are constantly looking to do some reflection on what there is to come in life, society, and the world.
02. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck was Mark Manson’s most renowned bestseller. His unique, down-to-earth philosophy on life, reflected in the title, was what first brought attention to his book. Manson unveils the “uncomfortable truth” and the role nihilism and mediocrity play in life, presented in an amusing and relatable way. His book may contain a good dosage of spunk and profanity, but it does not make his ideas any less relevant or deliberate. Anyone willing to read through it will likely be convinced to continue consuming his content.
03. 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos
Canadian clinical psychologist and psychology professor at the University of Toronto, Jordan B. Peterson, explains the essential ideals one might hope to attain as an antidote to life’s chaos in his book, 12 Rules for Life. Psychology is a large part of the proof backing the claims of Peterson’s judgments, so this may attract psychology-lovers.
04. Thinking in Bets
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke takes a deep dive into the world of decision making through the game of poker. Duke points out the fundamentals of what makes a smart decision using research, her own experience, and the lives of other people. This book can be recommended to those interested in the psychology behind making choices and developing beliefs.