Every year in December I make a list of books that I want to read during the year. This year, I asked the Angry team to give me a hand with that, recommending their favorite books. I already added them to my list and I really wanted to share it with you.
There is no ranking, it’s not a “books you have to read to be happy and successful” kind of list. We just felt that maybe some of these books will become as valuable and meaningful for you as they are to us.
Enjoy your reading 🙂
The book about the state when people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life.
It changes your perspective from “this sucks” to “the Universe is sending me a challenge to overcome to grow and evolve myself somehow”.
A powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion. It teaches you to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough.
Kindness, empathy, family, friendship, principles, honor, values – it’s all in this book.
A book about the history, tradition, and teachings of Zen Buddhism. This book is not just a journey throughout history and the knowledge about Zen but one that makes the reader glimpse another way to approach reality, through the eyes of this eastern discipline.
A short fable about inequality, power and the hind side of revolutions. And of course, we recommend reading “1984” written by that author. Anything by George Orwell, really.
A book about the outward and inward journey of Siddhartha, a young Brahman in search of the meaning of life on earth.
A book about reasoning and the decision-making process.
Joe Gould is a very interesting character who makes you very curious about what he might be hiding during the whole story. In fact, he existed in real life and his story was published in NYTimes by Joseph Mitchell, who wrote for the magazine for some years.
Practical tips on how to deal with people.
Amazing read, packed with tips and tricks from a collection of very successful people.
The author shares his approach to life and management.
“Stoic philosophy has long been the secret weapon of history’s greatest and wisest leaders-from emperors to artists, activists to fighter pilots.”
In the days that followed my request, everyone kept sending me books they loved but forgot to include earlier on the list. I couldn’t possibly exclude them, so I’ll leave them below.
“The Grand Voyage” by Charles Duchaussois
“Blindness” and “Cain” by José Saramago
“The Diary of Jack the Ripper” by Shirley Harrison;
“The Surgeon” by Tess Gerritsen;
“Is this a man” by Primo Levin
“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
“Disgrace” by Coetzee
“Love in the Time of Cholera” by García Marquez
“Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell
What about you? Would like to share any books with us? It would make us truly happy!
If we don’t talk to each other until then… Happy new year everyone!