The world is battling against the Coronavirus outbreak, while you must stay home and maintain social distance to stop the spread. This pandemic has confined us to our homes that somehow has become a source of boredom for many. This COVID-19 lockdown which was to end on April 14, is now extended till April 30 for UP and other areas in India. But the actions are to keep us safe, so follow the government guidelines and help our cintry win defeat coronavirus. Don’t worry the remedy to your boredom is right here.
Guess what? We have cure for this lockdown boredom that will make your stay at home an amazing experience. The magic cure is exploring the bookworm in you, now is the time to read these 9 life-changing books for which you never had time before. Follow our recommendations for lockdown reading.
Until the End of Time by Brian Greene
Until the End of Time by Brian Greene is a masterpiece for science lovers. This will be an enthralling experience for you, if you have the quest to explore the creation of the universe and time theory concept. The author gives you an outstanding experience of the Big Bang Theory, explains how merger of life and the human mind lead to creation of modern cities and the concepts that define human mind like religion, myth, creativity, love etc. This book is one of the top recommended books to read during lockdown. Not just this book helps you understand the universe but also your existence.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This novel by Paulo Coelho is a great book to cut the lockdown boredom. This easy to read novel revolves around Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy, and his journey of self-discovery. The book shows how his desire of worldly treasure gives his life the right direction. Santiago’s story will make you understand why to listen to your heart and follow your dreams.
The Art Of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
If you are a thinker than “The Art of Thinking Clearly” is one ultimate masterpiece that you should not miss to read. This book tops the good reads recommended for psychology and human behavior enthusiast. Do you know how many numbers of decisions we take in our life are rational? If you don’t ask Dobelli. This book will help you recognize and elude our thinking errors. This collection of 99 thinking errors is your practical book to improve your decision-making power.
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
This non-fiction book by M. Scott Peck takes you to a self-realization journey. It talks about both the psychology and spirituality and how they relate to each other. By this work, the author helps you understand the different human concepts and explains the development of spirituality in human life. Adding this book to your lockdown life will bring a lot of positive changes to your life.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Bachman
This book is one my personal favourites since its release in the year 2012. The theme of this book made it a best seller. This journey is of Ove Lindahl, a man who was forced into retirement after his 43 years of work life. The book is based on Ove’s fight with depression after losing his wife. It also highlights the love of stranger, when Ove plans to commit suicide, each time his new neighbour saves him. This modern life of a senior citizen will give you many heartwarming moments. Don’t miss to read this great book.
Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue by Neil Donald Walsch
This is an inspirational series of 3 books of conversation between the author and God on various topics including spirituality, love, religion, politics, education etc. This book will completely change the way you think. The new you will see the world with a different eye, with a better understanding of your existence, you will start taking better decisions. If you have a quest to understand the human existence, this is a must to add to your good reads.
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal
This book is an ultimate self-control guide, which beautifully explains how to take your biological function called “will power” to the next level. This is a wonder book that teaches you how to utilize self-control for a happy, healthy and productive life. This book inspires you to take control of your life in the balanced way. As excess of anything isn’t good and the book also mentions that too much of self-control isn’t good for your life. Why to wait, get this book today and start learning self-control.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
This beautiful book by Haruki Murakami is a captivating story of Toru, a young college student in Tokyo, in love with a self-contained girl named Naoko. This story of love, loneliness and responsibilities of life will make you fall in love all over again. This life story of the young boy will make you rethink about your relationships, life and question your place in this world.
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey
I believe in the power of daily exercise. And this book by renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey has been an inspiration for me. The book talks about the mind body connection and how it defends addiction, depression and other life issues. John Ratey has highlighted the positive effect of Aerobic exercise on our brains. This magical book is for you to understand the how exercise connects to brain for a happy and productive life. This book inspired me to include exercise into my daily life. Go grab your copy and share your experience with me.
The Bottom Line
These excellent books will make your life constructive during this Covid-19 lockdown as well as keep you away from ennui. To make reading books an interesting experience, play best book challenge with your family, pick one book each and swap as soon as you finish. After finishing one book, discuss what everyone learned, this will be a great way to increase your craving for reading. Read the best books recommended by us and make this lockdown useful. Happy Reading!!