My Life In Books | November 2017
This month I wanted to read 3 books. I read 4. Last one had just 100 or so pages but it was the most interesting of them all.
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. One of the highly recommended books by a lot of successful people and it was quite good. One important thing you should know is that it’s written by a journalist, not a psychologist. And I think because of that, it’s quite easier to read this book compared to other books which talk about the same things but are written by psychologists. If you’ve read Influence or Thinking - Fast and Slow, you might not enjoy this. If not, you’ll have fun reading this book.
Six of Crows (Part 1) by Leigh Bardugo. The only reason I decided to read this book is because it had a really high rating on Goodreads (see rating). After I finished it, although I enjoyed the book, I’m not able to completely understand the reason behind such a high rating. If I have to compare, I’d say that it stands nowhere near An Ember in the Ashes even though Six of Crows has a higher rating. But, as I said before, I did enjoy this book and I’ll be reading the second part very soon.
The Everything Store by Brad Stone. Great biography. I really liked the way this book was written. It seemed like the author just wanted to put all facts from Jeff Bezos’ life in this book in a interesting manner and without passing any judgement. My opinion? He did an excellent job. I haven’t read a lot of biographies but so far, this one is my favourite. I think I’ll be reading more books by him very soon. I also hope that he publishes more this book because a lot is yet to be written about Jeff Bezos.
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino. This is a short book and despite what that click-baity title suggests, this book has rarely anything to do with sales as we know it. This is more of a self-help guide with simple, useful and timeless lessons. After reading it, I think if anyone sincerely follows the instructions given in this book, it can make a huge difference. I actually intend to follow those instructions from next month. Don’t laugh. I’m serious. Starting from next month. You just go and read this book.