I have listed some books that have caught my attention. My plan is to read these books in a year or so which is a challenge for me. I haven’t had the time to read any interesting books. Previously I have enjoyed reading all kinds of books and it’s a nice pastime. These few years I have piqued my interest to nonfiction genre as in guides, biographies and other.
So here are my 6 most interesting books at the moment which I want to read.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (2013) by Susan Cain
I have seen multiple videos and Cain’s TED talk about this book. It has gain international recognition and rightfully so. Quiet is about the introverts in the world and how introverts play a significant role in the world. Examples of successful introverts and other real-life examples are presented in the book. Cain argues that the world devalues the power and benefits of introverts and she shows how the world is losing on this mindset. This book is something that I NEED to read! I’m an introverted person and I think it’s one of my strengths and something that I wouldn’t change, it has shaped me to be the person I am today. I still want to understand more of the subject and maybe learn new things and aspects. Susan Cain is well-known writer and speaker, her writing has been published in many publications and has received many awards.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don’t (2001) by Jim Collins
This book introduces a question of how some companies make it and others don’t. Collins and his team of researchers took this question and made a five year study of it. They studied 28 different elite companies (e.g. Coca-Cola, Intel and General Electric) to discover the determinants of the great success. And the findings of this study are the thing that everybody wants to know how to make it in the modern business culture. Jim Collins is an advisor for business and public sector leaders to be successful in their field. As an author, Collins is known worldwide for his books.
Milk and Honey (2015) by Rupi Kaur
Milk and Honey is a collection of poems and prose of survival and the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity. Although the main team is survival of different painful occurrences, Kaur finds something positive/sweetness in the end of every occurrence. Poetry is something that can be very powerful. Poetry is something I would like to dabble in more. Rupi Kaur is illustrator and a New York Times bestselling author. Her second collection ‘The Sun and Flowers’ has been published last year. Her collections have gotten international interest and she has performed her poems across the world.
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000) by Anthony Bourdain
Kitchen Confidential is a realistic and not sugar-coated peek behind the scenes of different kitchens and happenings around the world. This is another must-read for me, I have watched number of different TV shows where Bourdain has been hosting or has been a special guest. I like Bourdain’s style of creating stories and his unique way of documenting food cultures. And this book is one of Bourdain’s bestselling books. Anthony Bourdain was an awesome cook and an award-winning TV personality and a New York Times bestselling author who had a different and unique style in creating content in the culinary world.
The Art of Seduction (2004) by Robert Greene
This book is said to be a great read for leadership and it’s also a New York Times bestseller. Greene uses more analytical and straightforward ways to explain the art of seduction (or modern manipulation and power) with example characters and its tactics, traits, triumphs and failures. I first heard about the art of seduction from a Chen Lizra’s TEDxVancouver talk and I was fascinated about the subject. I kept wondering; what makes it so interesting and how it has any relations to the business world. This book has examples from history to depict the story of the historical figures and seducers. I actually already own this book and have started to read it. Robert Greene has written international bestsellers on power, seduction and strategy. Greene also has a strong following in the business world as well as in the Washington, DC.
MONEY Master The Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom (2014) by Tony Robbins
For last but certainly not the least is MONEY Master The Game, which basically presents 7 steps to have a financial freedom, insight on how everyone could be free from worrying about money. These 7 steps are curated from advice from different experts, e.g. Steve Forbes and Carl Icahn. Tony Robbins is a philanthropist, best-selling author, entrepreneur and also a life and business coach. I am interested of this book because I watched Tony Robbins I Am Not Your Guru special on Netflix and I was fascinated about his way of helping people, his attitude and his methods and mindset.
Have you a list of books that you have considered to read? And what is your favourite newly released book?