Books are the escape routes that we often need in our lives when we feel lacking emotions about people understanding us or being stuck in our mundane lives or we not being able to find a refuge elsewhere. They become our friends, companions with no expectations and we find a solace in them. We learn a great deal from all the stories, accounts and characters that rest in these incredible pages. It is very well said by Po Bronson that,
“Books have been my classroom and my confidant.
Books have widened my horizons.
Books have comforted me in my hardest times.
Books have changed my life.”
So, here is a list of 7 interesting, fun and wonderful books that every person can enjoy and learn something from.
STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0, author: TOM RATH
Written by Tom Rath, a writer, researcher, and filmmaker who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being, the book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” is a unique guide that helps people uncover their special talents and find the opportunities to do what they do best every day.
SECRET GARDEN: AN INKY TREASURE HUNT AND COLORING BOOK, author: JOHANNA BASFORD
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who creates intricate and hand-drawn illustrations rooted in the flora and fauna that surrounds her home in rural Scotland. With over 2 million copies sold worldwide, her interactive coloring book “The Secret Garden” features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with color.
THE STRANGER, author: HARLAN COBEN
One of the bestselling masters of suspense, Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet, proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life—and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it. The stranger appears out of nowhere. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.
THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: THE JAPANESE ART OF DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING, author: MARIE KONDO
Written by Marie Kondo, dubbed as “the warrior princess in the war on cluster”, this detailed guidance will help you tell which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t). The international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS, author: DAVID McCULLOUGH
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. In this thrilling book, McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and over a thousand letters of private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story.
OLD SCHOOL, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK 10, author: JEFF KINNEY
Boasting one of the best readers´ reviews on Amazon, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School” is the most popular book in the Wimpy Diary series written by Jeff Kinney, an online game developer and bestselling author. These diaries continue to be solid steppingstones into the literary world for any reluctant reader.
GO SET A WATCHMAN, author: HARPER LEE
Written in the mid-1950s, “Go Set a Watchman” imparts a fuller understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Price winning author. It is a novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Lee’s masterpiece, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.
These books will take you through a journey of understanding yourself, learning new things, be a part of mysteries and histories, all along with providing you the much needed escape from the monotony of the everyday life. ENJOY!