Books have been my company during sad times and happy times. Growing up as an only child in a small town in India, books helped me disappear into worlds far away from my home.
I started with mystery novels-Secret Seven, Famous Fives, Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series to novels full of drama and passion-Danielle Steele and Sydney Sheldon series to books on Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Self Help and now to Memoirs and Biographies.
I’ve read as a kid, a teen, and now as an adult, there’s always a book tucked away in my purse. Reading is more than a hobby, it is what lights me up, after a day of work.
Bookshops are my happy place. During the 2020 pandemic, when we had to shelter-in-place, what I missed the most was browsing the aisles of my library and/or the local bookstores.
Here are a few books that changed my perspective of the world and made me a better parent and a better human, perhaps!
The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eger
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
I Am a Girl from Africa by Elizabeth Nyamayaro
The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Rework by Jason Fried
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō
An introduction to the KonMari Method, a storage and tidying method advocated by Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant.