It’s officially summer. For us, that means slowing down and spending (even more) time outside. One of our favorite pastimes is to pick up a good book and read it on the beach. And, while it may be tempting to choose the latest thriller on the best-sellers list, we rounded up our summer reading list – and thought we’d share with you. These books are rooted in valuable lessons that serve as new learnings or gentle reminders. Here are our top three picks for the summer.
The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho, is a book about a shepherd boy who goes on a journey to find his true destiny, his “personal legend.” This best-selling book is most known for the ten life lessons presented to the reader. These life lessons show a consistent theme of pursuing your dreams and listening to your heart. No matter what obstacles you may face, it is important to always look at the bigger picture. Most of the time the trials and tribulations are what make dreams come true and help fantasies become reality. This is a great book if you are considering making a change or need a little extra inspiration.
By now almost everyone has heard of the best-selling book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, by Mark Manson. But… have your read his latest book, Everything is F*cked? It’s an interesting take on technology. The author had us stopping to ask ourselves: Are these tools really bettering our lives? Manson investigates modern life and technology – and why it creates chaos in his world. This book forces you to take off your blinders and look at the “uncomfortable truths” about the world. And, it even gives you hope for a better tomorrow. With everything going on in the news these days, it’s a surprisingly optimistic take on our current culture (despite the title).
The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg, is all about habit-building. He helps readers find habits that will translate into productive days and lives. No matter how great our day-to-day habits are, there is always room for improvement. We could all get up a little earlier, get a little more exercise, and be a little more present in our lives. This book helps with all of it. Duhigg explains his own experiences with habits and uses scientific research to back up his findings. The book not only shows individuals how to better their lives, but how businesses can benefit from habit changes as well and become more profitable.
At Air and Anchor, we love that all of these books have many life lessons tucked inside them. There is no better way to become a better you than by reading on the beach or at the lake or just outside in the sun enjoying some vitamin D. Tag us on social media when you share what book you decided to pick up… happy reading!