3 Epic Books You’ve Likely Never Heard Of
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” ― Victor Hugo
Recently, I was recommended an app called Borrow Box. It is free and with a library membership, you can log in and within seconds, download e-books and audio books to read on a tablet or device. When searching, I immediately was surprised by the lack of books by my favourites such as Joe Dispenza and Gabby Bernstein. The silver lining was that this prompted me to think outside the box and stay open to titles I hadn’t yet heard of.
I am a risk-taker, after all and so, finished a few while some were thrown to the side.
The usual reading style I engage in is non-fiction. So, I tend to lean towards these even though, I’ve tried fiction on a number of occasions.
Firstly, people talk at length about Atomic Habits and one I recommend. One that is just as good and to draw a comparison and an excellent find, I read ‘Indistractible’. This book by Nir Eyal is so practical and gives sensible tips on how to maintain focus in personal, professional and relational life. Each chapter has tips on how to work towards your goals without becoming distracted and to give time to what is in line with your values.
‘Turning down the noise’ by Christine Jackman encourages and talks to the importance of silence in a time of constant noise. Similar to the book ‘Indistractible’, this one focuses on the significance of focusing on the self and shutting out what doesn’t resonate. There are many benefits to silence including improved intuition, mindfulness and undeniable focus. As someone who enjoys silence and time in these types of environments, this book resonated greatly and gave a reminder of the importance of listening to the self.
‘Will’ by Will Smith is an autobiography written by himself in 2021. This focuses on his childhood onwards and gives the insight into his life in acting and singing. He is vulnerable and transparent about how he came to develop a personality of humour following on from some challenges in his childhood. As he has progressed through his life, his strong sense of self and determination has lead to him becoming a world class icon.
Reading books that are not the norm can be an excellent way to move outside usual ways of thinking and to understand people from diverse backgrounds. I’m always open to other titles so do share.