5 Books on my must read list this Autumn

5 Books on my must read list this Autumn

Autumn is a time for cuddling up inside with candles, coffee, blankets and a good book. Since a young age I have loved to read and I thought I would share the 5 books on my must read list this Autumn.

One of my earliest memories is of watching my dad read and he has passed on his love of books and reading to me. I think that is one of the greatests gifts you can give a child – the love of books. I am grateful, that I learned that there is more to the world than what we experience in everyday life. George RR Martin said” A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, The man who never reads lives only one.”

I read many different genres depending on my mood. I don’t however enjoy reading crime novels. My imagination is simply too lively and I am prone to anxiety and worry,  so reading scary stories for pleasure, just doesn’t appeal to me.

The 5 books on  my must read list are varied in both old publications and new releases coming this autumn. I usually have stacks of books, I have started to read both by my bed and on a side table in my livingroom, so whenever I have the time, I can grab a book (and almost always a cup of coffee) and disappear into the wonderful world of books for a while.

 

5 Books on my must read list this Autumn

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings – we strive to appear perfect.

In a powerful new vision Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it’s a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability – fromrevealing our true selves – we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define.

In this book, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves and the world around us.

By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

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Alice Hoffman – Faithful

She was disappearing inch by inch, vanishing into thin air, and then one day a postcard arrived . . .  There was no return address, no signature, only a scrawled message: Say something.

Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl growing up on Long Island until one night a terrible road accident brings her life to a halt. While her best friend Helene suffers life-changing injuries, Shelby becomes crippled with guilt and is suddenly unable to see the possibility of a future she’d once taken for granted.

But as time passes, and Helene becomes an almost otherworldly figure within the town, seen by its inhabitants as a source of healing, Shelby finds herself attended to by her own guardian angel. A mysterious figure she half-glimpsed the night of the car crash, he now sends Shelby brief but beautiful messages imploring her to take charge of her life once more . . .
What happens when a life is turned inside out?

When you lose all hope and sense of worth? Shelby, a fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookshops, and men she should stay away from, captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding oneself at last. From the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers comes this spellbinding, poignant and life-affirming story of one woman’s journey towards happiness – and the power of love, family and fate.

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Harper Lee – Go Set a Watchman

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – ‘Scout’ – returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus.

Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her.

Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from ,  perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past – a journey that can be guided only by one’s own conscience.

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Seth Godin – Tribes: We need you to lead us

In this fascinating book, Seth Godin argues that now, for the first time, everyone has an opportunity to start a movement – to bring together a tribe of like-minded people and do amazing things.

There are tribes everywhere, all of them hungry for connection, meaning and change. And yet, too many people ignore the opportunity to lead, because they are “sheepwalking” their way through their lives and work, too afraid to question whether their compliance is doing them (or their company) any good.

This book is for those who don’t want to be sheep and instead have a desire to do fresh and exciting work. If you have a passion for what you want to do and the drive to make it happen, there is a tribe of fellow employees, or customers, or investors, or readers, just waiting for you to connect them with each other and lead them where they want to go.

seth-godin:5 books on my must read

 

I would love to hear what you have on your must read book list for this Autumn. Do you have any favorites you reread every year. I for example read To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee at least once a year.

 

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