Have a you read a book recently that you loved? A book that is a favorite that you go back to often? A book that shaped your thinking on a topic? or a book that helped you unwind after a crazy week? Share it with the community.I have also created an Elpha groups at goodreads, which offers a lot of features for managing book lists
@farhat Sapiens: The History of Mankind
Sapiens is a choice of many! check out this tweet
Thanks @farhat i've been reading it twice!
Just finished Alibaba: the House that Jack Ma built and it was insightful in learning how customer-centric the company model has been from day 1!
I love anything by Jose Saramago!
Blindness is one of my favs! Need to check out his other works :)
I'm reading White Fragility and while it's not the easiest book to read it's incredibly interesting and feels transformative for me.I also really liked Untamed by Glennon Doyle and American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.
+1 to Untamed!
Kindred, by Octavia Butler!It’s an incredible novel about a contemporary-day, black, female writer who gets transported in time back to the antebellum south where she has to contend with saving her white ancestor’s life while not losing her own. Every content warning you can imagine from that synopsis, but done in a way to create empathy and understandings rather than shock and titillation.
I just read Parable of the Sower! Fun read -- def made me want to check out more of her work :)
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. This book helped me shape my principles in life. Highly recommended!
This has been on my list for a while! Which translation did you read? I've heard they're slightly different.
Finished Talking to Strangers by Gladwell a few weeks ago and it could not be more relevant now. It starts and ends with the story of Sandra Bland and has a wide variety of stories in between, uncovering why we run into challenges when interacting with people we don't know.
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline WoodsonBeautiful prose and story that unfolds through the generational ties of black families. Explores coming of age, sexuality and family reminiscent of Toni Morrison.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. It helped a lot with checking my own imposter syndrome. It also contains techniques on how to draw out underlying assumptions from others, especially if it's emotionally charged. One tip is to talk about "The story I am making up" during tense situations. It helps to analyze the emotions and thinking behind why you are feeling that way. Free resources can be found here:
Ooo I read this book recently too but wasn't aware of the resources, thank you for sharing!
The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf! I think every woman needs to read this book
I just finished 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'. I highly recommend it.I'm starting Beloved by Toni Morrison now, and hooked in the first 15 pages.
Beloved is a beautiful, painful story. Jealous that you get to read it for the first time :)
"Manifesto for a Moral Revolution" by Jacqueline Novogratz - it's amazing how much impact we can make! Highly highly recommend.
Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl helped me understand about purpose and meaning in this life. It tops my list of books I love. Also, read Normal people by Sally Rooney recently -its visceral.
Originals: How Non-Conformists move the world. A book by Adam Grant. Everyone should read this. Using real person examples and stories shares how any one can become an "Original ".