As I have already mentioned one of my great joys in life is reading, especially since I learned how to read faster. Despite my love of books I am embarrassed to admit I rarely big up the books I have read and almost never leave reviews on them. As an author myself and somebody who is working on a book as we speak, this is a pretty inexcusable example for me to set. Especially because having studied our book sales metrics quite meticulously, word of mouth seems to trump every other form of book marketing there is.
So I might do a few of these posts.
I used to read a lot of self-help books and that is fine for a while, but reading self-help on its own is quite an insular experience, because it causes you to think about yourself only. Since I stopped reading exclusively self-help books a few years ago I discovered that some of the most beneficial life lessons you can learn, and apply to your own life, come from reading broader books about other people. Today I wanted to share five books which are truly fascinating in and of themselves, but I would argue also teach you more about psychology and how to live a good life than 99% of self-help ever could.Continue Reading