There are a lot of books out there that people who are new to their favorite genre might think they should skip because they don’t know anything about that genre. But skipping these books means missing out on some great content. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of five books you should read no matter what genre you’re in!
The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements is a book of personal development, developed by don Miguel Ruiz. It’s about living in alignment with your values and principles. The book includes four agreements: Don’t take anything personally, Don’t make assumptions, Always do your best, and Always do something for others. The Four Agreements is a series of short personal essays written by Don Miguel Ruiz that explains the major differences between fear and love. Through the use of practical advice, questions and stories, he explores how to overcome fear and live in total freedom.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate was released on September 24, 2014 and is Naomi Klein’s third book about climate change and specifically the effects it has had on human society despite continued denial of climate change by capitalism. The book pulls no punches in describing the heavily damaging effects that industrialism has had on the world and will continue to have in the future. This Changes Everything is an in-depth look at what happens when corporations are allowed to make decisions about the environment. Naomi Klein spends the book highlighting how this has resulted in a mass of unmitigated destruction, and how it will continue to do so unless changes are made soon.
Who Moved My Cheese?
Who Moved My Cheese? written by Spencer Johnson was first published in 1984 and has been translated into 37 different languages. The book is about a group of mice that are faced with the question, “Who moved my cheese?” They discover that it isn’t who you think and all hope seems lost. The book was based on the children’s game, “I Spy.” This children’s book is a favorite of people all over the world. It is helpful for personal learning in many ways. First, it is a reminder that change can be both an opportunity and a challenge to face. This can remind you to have more faith in yourself, even when you’re faced with adversity. Additionally, it can help you work more effectively with others who are also going through changes in their lives.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Most people skip reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, many people say they don’t have time to read this book, but they do have time to eat, sleep and watch TV. If you’re interested in being more successful then you should read this quick guide. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a classic business book that has been translated into over forty different languages. A couple of the habits discussed in the book are “Think Win-Win”, “Begin with the End in Mind”, and “Put First Things First”.
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking’s masterpiece; “A Brief History of Time” has mesmerized readers since it was first published in November, 1988. It is a book about physics, cosmology and the universe which, like Einstein before him, Stephen Hawking changed through his scientific research. It took on average 30 pages for Stephen Hawking to ponder a scientific curiosity and explain how he reached his conclusion. Before TED and TED talks there were fewer ways inventors could present their glorious creations to the public. Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time changed the entrepreneurial landscape but also made it possible for the shrewdest thinkers to share their brainstorms. This book forces the reader to think about their personal perceptions of science in a very unique way and how they might react to different things depending on who they are and where they grew up.
It’s safe to say that even if you’re not a big reader, there are books that you should be reading. For example, fiction is one of the most popular genres in books. It can draw a person in and have them completely immersed in the story. If you don’t like reading fictional novels, it doesn’t mean you should skip books altogether. There are many other genres of books to read as well. They may just take a little more effort to get through!