Updated: May 2, 2020
Aren’t there an endless amount of new books released every year about new perspectives, changed mind-sets, understanding ourselves and how to become more intelligent?
Because there are millions of these books, we’ve made a list of what we consider to be some of the best. All are well worth reading at least once in your life!
1. Daily Rituals - How Artists Work by Mason Currey
Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and stories, Daily Rituals is an irresistible, addictive and magically inspiring book! It gathers the routines of 161 assorted creative geniuses into a lean, engaging volume. Its entries humanize legends such as Hemingway and Picasso, and explain the working lives of less popular modern geniuses, like painter Gerhard Richter and choreographer Twyla Tharp.
The book is very clear about one thing: There's no such thing as the way to create good work, but all greats have their way. Get the book and get reading, because some of those ways are spectacularly weird.
Think and Grow Rich was written by Napoleon Hill in 1937. He researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. It’s one of the best books about money that’s very realistic with true life illustrations.
3. Thinking Fast and Slow by Danielle Kahneman
This insightful book explains to you how two systems in your brain are continually fighting over control of your behavior and actions. It also teaches you the various ways in which this leads to faults in memory, judgment along with decisions, and what you can do about it.
4. Train Your Brain: 60 Days to a Better Brain by Kumon Publishing
This books was a number-one bestseller in Japan, even outperforming the Harry Potter books at one stage. This revolutionary book is now available in English and perfect for rejuvenating your brain with simple calculation exercises.
5. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
This is a very popular science book filled with humor! It describes some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than numerous other books dedicated to the subject. This book will explain many things you don’t understand and things you have never even heard of. This is absolutely a must-read.