Firstly, Happy Sunday everyone and Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there, Hope you enjoy your day with families and friends.
Its been a minute since my last recommendations post, if you are interested, check my last recommendation here and here. I decided to do this recommendation because I feel like these would work best if you’ve been on a reading slump and you want to ease yourself into reading. I know how daunting it can be to commit yourself to reading a 300 page book after a reading slump. These books are also best if you don’t necessarily read a lot, there are quick and informational as some of them are non-fiction books.
Without any further ado lets get to the books. I won’t talk much about them because I don’t want to spoil them for you and I’ll link my reviews on these books.
Pig Wrestling: The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem… and Create the Change You Need
Are you wrestling with a pig of a problem?
Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you’ll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life.
Meet a stressed Young Manager, whose teams are at each other’s throats. At his local coffee bar he shares his frustrations with his barista – who turns out to be more than he seems. It’s the start of a journey into Pig Wrestling – a process that can be used to resolve any seemingly impossible problem. By reframing the issue we can all create change, whenever and wherever we need it most. You can find my review here.
Where Reasons End
The narrator writes, “I had but one delusion, which I held onto with all my willpower: we once gave Nikolai a life of flesh and blood; and I’m doing it over again, this time by words.“
In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari.
HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage.
Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price. If I remember correctly, this was my first ever book review on this blog, you can check the review here (but don’t judge lol).
Out of the Maze: An A-Mazing Way to Get Unstuck
The posthumous sequel to Who Moved My Cheese?, the classic parable that became a worldwide sensation.
Who Moved My Cheese? offered millions of readers relief for an evergreen problem: unanticipated and unwelcome change. Now its long-awaited sequel digs deeper, to show how readers can adapt their beliefs and achieve better results in any field. My review is here.
A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He returns home to tragic news that has also impacted another stranger, a shaken pilot on his way to another continent who seeks comfort from a journalist he meets that night. Her life shifts subtly as well, before she heads to the airport on an assignment that will shift more lives in turn. Find my review here.
Every Heart a Doorway
Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.
But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.
You can find my review here.
That is it for today, hope this was helpful.
Until next time, lets keep reading.