3 Books That Should Be On Your #Careerlion Wish list
During the less than 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur a little more than two weeks ago, Liona and I of course managed to go shopping in the paradise that it is. We also found this massive book store with an impressive collection of non-fiction books in English. Yes, this store had more non-fiction English books than your regular bookshop in England. I am not sure why, but I am by no means complaining. Traveling with a backpack already stashed with kilos of tea and a pair of heels (yes, they somehow made the cut along the way too), I really didn’t see any space left for more than one book. My back is still grateful as the nearly 30 kilos on my body upon our return got me at the physical therapist already. However, I of course made a wish list of books to order now that my backpack is stored far away in the basement. Sharing with you today three (which become four) of the books that I would have love to own and read in the VERY near future and I am sure you would too!
The Brain’s Way of Healing
If I could pick only one topic to read on for the rest of my life, I would probably choose the brain. Everything about it is just remarkable and literally mind blowing. Having suffered massive brain trauma already 10 years ago, I have come to appreciate the brain even more than before. The importance of our brain in our quality of life is so great, that I am thankful every day that I am able to do everything I can today. The brain can really heal, but I am very interested to know and learn more. This book by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge supposedly deals with many topics that I grabbed my attention, such as of course brain damage, learning disorders, chronic pain, attention deficit disorder and autism. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and devourer it. I also just learned that Doidge’s previous book called The Brain That Changes Itself was voted as the best general book on the brain by the Dana Foundation. Obviously, I am now quickly adding that one to my wish list too!
Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
Daniel Levitin has another book out and I am dying to read it. I am a total fan girl after his book The Organized Mind mainly on dealing with information overload and can only imagine that this book will be everything and more. Are you also experiencing an information overload, but not always sure how accurate the data is? Do you also want to make sure that you draw conclusions from the facts that you encounter? Knowing what information is trustworthy? If so, then make sure to order Weaponized Lies as well.
How to Feel Confident
I also came across another book by Leil Lowndes. Previously, I read her book How to Talk to Anyone that was written incredibly. So easily readable and yet applicable as a result of her setup and style of writing. One of my favorite and most relevant books I have read so far for every aspiring #careerlion. Again, I can only imagine what How to Feel Confident will be like, but the book looked more than promising in the KL shopping mall. The internet is also raving about this book. If you are a shy person at heart, then I have understood this book is also a must-have for you. My topics of interest in the book are addressing overcoming awkwardness at social gatherings and mastering public speaking. I am not a fan of either but continuously want to improve further. Maybe this book is the next piece of the puzzle. I won’t know until I get my hands on it haha.
Are you ready to order these books filled with wisdom? I am currently on a spending budget, after splurging a little (make that a lot) all over Asia. Hoping that by December, when I finish the books I am currently reading and are on its way (yes, the new Tim Ferris book that will be out end of November), I will have all four. Also, hoping my friends and family see this cry for help and interpret it as a wish list for the holiday season.