Remember how every year you set a new year resolution and promise yourself that you’re going to read a lot of books but end up reading only one book that too not completed.
There can be many reasons for it. One, you hate reading; two, you don’t find time to read books, you get bored while reading and finally you don’t even know what to read.
So in this article, I’m going to solve all these problems for you.
I’m going to review five books that I think you should read. Some of these books I’ve read in print, some as audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks is a great alternative if you find yourself busy throughout the day. I love audiobooks because they allow me to save time and I listen while I’m on the move in fact audiobooks is the new way of reading especially if you’re learning English and you’re daunted by this 300-page book then listening to it will help you improve your pronunciation and grammar.
To start with you can even pair the physical book with the audiobook and match the narration speed with your own reading speed.
Best Books to Start Reading Habit:
1. SHOE DOG -a memoir by Phil Knight The creator of Nike
This book has been a New York Times bestseller and has been on the recommendation list of Bill Gates as well as and some of the key takeaways from this book that I completely love are one not letting other people’s vision of the future dictate you.
In fact, when Phil Knight was coming up with this idea of opening a shoe company, most people thought he was completely crazy because back then running was not as popular as it is today. It was considered so weird that most people would be throwing things at someone running down the road.
The second takeaway for me from this book is that you don’t need to know everything before you start. In order to be successful, all you need is a relentless passion to figure it out.
The third takeaway is that if you’re going through hell keep going. In fact, there were so many moments in this book when I thought that knight was just hanging by a thread and he’ll never make it and trust me there are so many people out there that think that your ideas are weird – which is why I think Shoedog is a definite read book.
2. RANGE by David Epstein
This book is close to my heart. You may have read that Tiger Woods picked up the golf club as a toddler and you may even believe that some of the brightest kids know exactly what they want to pursue very early in life but did you also know that Roger Federer dabbled in squash skiing, skateboarding, wrestling, basketball and badminton before he narrowed down to tennis.
In fact much later as an adolescent and he credits this range of sports to his eye-hand coordination and athleticism. Epstein’s research has shown that many successful people actually didn’t know exactly what they wanted to pursue at the start and they tried a bunch of different things before zeroing in on one.
A statistic shows that Nobel laureates are 22 times more likely to be a musician and actors poets or a singer.
3. THE WINNER’S BRAIN by Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske
Book number three is “the winner’s brain” 8 strategies that great minds use to achieve success by Jeff Brown and Mark Penske. This book takes a neuroscience perspective on the brain and I’ll share two very interesting studies from the book the first conducted on cab drivers that use their own memory to find routes instead of using Google Maps and they found that over time the hippocampus actually grew and developed in size and the hippocampus is the part of the brain responsible for visual and spatial memory and this shows that we can actually change our brain over time the second study they conducted was on performing musicians where they did a functional MRI and when the musician was performing in flow without actually worrying about his performance or the audience the entire brain lit up not the left side or the right side but the entire brain and that tells us a bit about being in the flow or being in the zone this book gives us five power tools to help us change the landscape of our own brains book number four is the rudest book ever by Shwethabh gangwar this book is a hard-hitting straight faced book that helps you find your own identity in the middle of all this chaos it’ll make you laugh and ponder over your own inner thoughts at the same time I especially like the section where he talks about dealing with rejection Shwetabh says that typically people have 1 out of 3 reactions to rejection 1 they feel like they’re a loser too they feel like I’m going to do really well and prove to them that I’m better than what they thought and 3 is about negativity hate message the world is bad everyone’s bad and he in fact goes on to tell us how all three of these reactions are in fact detrimental to us and in this book he suggests a very cute interesting and unique reaction that we should have to rejection read this book if you want to have your belief shaken I heard it on a flight on offline mode at storytel and thoroughly enjoyed it book number five is insight by Tasha Erick this is a guidebook on self-awareness who we are how others see us and how we fit into this world Tasha shares years of research with us and some startling revelations that she comes up with in this book include that selfie takers have shallower relationships than other people and active text-ers do less personal reflection than most average people in fact one technique that she’s shown us to increase our own self-awareness is to replace the why in our questions with what now let’s take an example let’s say you’re not happy with your job now instead of asking the question why do I feel so terrible change it to what situations make me feel terrible and what can I do to change them read this book if you really want to grow as an individual so I hope you enjoy reading these five books as much as I did and by the way I’ve put a list of 20 recommended books in the description box under the video and you can go and check out all of them on the storytel and meantime put a comment under this video to tell me which one of these was your favorite book and also please press the subscribe button and the bell icon right next to it and give us a thumbs up if