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The Denial of Death (Ernest Becker)

Rating: [ 5/5]- Read it you fool!

An argument to why we all feel the need to leave a legacy.

This book is a philosophical piece written by a psychologist. He argues that we all have a distinct fear of our own mortality and seek to bring about our own legacy that outlives our own lifespan. It’s a dense read that made me really question why I was working on projects and if I was, were they the projects I wanted to devote my time to.

Paperback: Buy on Amazon
Audiobook: Buy on Audible
Audiobook: Borrow on Overdrive

 

 

The Alchemist (Paulo Cuello)

Rating: [ 5/5]- Read it you fool!

Written like a parable, it’s the story that taught me why you need to keep your focus.

I am always skeptical of the self-help genre (after reading so many of them in 2016), but this is another one that actually found its way up to the top of my list. I have listened to this book whenever I’ve felt lost and unfocused in my life.  To top it off it’s a quick listen over a week or two during my half hour commute. I’d recommend it to anyone who’s struggling with worry about losing things as they chase after the things they want to achieve.

Paperback: Buy on Amazon
Audiobook: Buy on Audible
E-Book: Borrow on Overdrive

The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck (Mark Manson)

Rating: [ 5/5]- Read it you fool!

Funny, inciteful, and makes you really question your own identity.

This is one of the very few books I recommend in the self-help category and one of the books I’ve gifted or lent out the most. Often this genre can be distilled into a lot of things we already have knowledge about just don’t exhibit in our everyday lives. Be nicer to others, don’t be so hard on ourselves. It’s fantastically written in a voice that speaks to you with concern and compassion. I recommend the audiobook and checking out Mark Manson’s other work.

Paperback: Buy on Amazon
Audiobook: Buy on Audible
E-Book: Borrow on Overdrive

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