Screen’s off, books up!
Do you make a new year resolution to read more books? Well, don’t use more excuses because weekend is the perfect time to sit back and catch up on reading. If you don’t know which book to start, on this post I want to share my favourite books for your weekend or mid-month getaway!
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Okay, I lie right off the bat. It’s not a list of 7 books to read but rather, 9 books because Crazy Rich Asians is the first book of a trilogy that you definitely should read. It’s fresh, funny, and light for a relaxed read. It follows the life of Rachel Chu, an ABC (American-Born Chinese) who dates Nicholas Young, who unbeknownst to her is actually a Singaporean heir! Expect to read the life of Asian super-rich elites, their super-secretive lives (you won’t find their names on newspaper, because they own it.) and daily shenanigans (plastic surgery for koi fish, anyone?)
Delivering Happiness : A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
When you realise that what you do for a living accounts for your personal happiness, you better find something you find purpose in and have passion for. Tony Hsieh delivers it in an interesting, easy read about what he went through and learned pre-Zappos and after he found Zappos. If you’re building your own business, you can learn better on how to make your company a better place to work at!
House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Since I was a kid, I really love books of detective/adventure genre like Famous Five, Alex Rider (also written by Mr. Horowitz) and of course, Sherlock Holmes. It took me a while to pick up this book because I get skeptical when other writers have the work of none other but Sir Conan Doyle to respect and live up to, but once I did I swear I couldn’t stop! It feels so much like the Sherlock Holmes we know and it’s just such a joy, suspense and thrill to read this one.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book is a classic, it was first published in 1936 and you can learn some timeless tips from Dale Carnegie on how to communicate better. For me, it does influence my way of communicating, however take the suggestions with a grain of salt because to the extreme, I can see some similarity to how Frank Underwood of House of Cards.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
I wouldn’t mind reading The Rosie Project again because it’s so funny and charming! Don Tillman is a socially-challenged genetics professor with one mission : The Wife Project, a project to find whether he can find a wife through various algorithms, someone who doesn’t smoke, drink, nor arrive late. You can’t help but laugh and love Rosie and Don throughout the book.. or want to punch Don sometimes, but that’s okay.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
If you are someone who overthinks chronically like I do, this book will suit you! Every one will always face problems but you have to understand that you get to choose which suffering in life you want to go through : for you, to be able to grow and for life, to give you new questions to ask and better problems to solve. If it doesn’t make sense, it will once you read the book.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
If you expect to read a tearjerking novel like Me Before You (who here reads it without shedding a tear or a bucket?) , well don’t worry you won’t. Instead, you get a family with Jess, a single mom leading the pack of her 2 children and a huge dog on a mission to get her math-genius daughter to a competition with the impulsive help of Ed, a banker accused of insider trading. It’s hilarious, heartwarming, and definitely the perfect holiday read!
Happy reading and until next time,