It’s easy to lose track of the important things in life when all you do is get up for work in the morning and come back home for dinner after a gym session, and this is the reason why we’ve decided to go back to our filled up bookshelves and kindles here at TWC. Between gripping thrillers and hilarious comedies, here are some of the best books the team has read this week.
Luckily for you, spring time is usually the best time for book releases as authors know people will either be heading out on Easter holidays or planning their beach holidays, and this month you really have no excuse for being without something to read, especially so if you are lock downed at home!
The list below includes a mix of revealing memoirs and biographies, as well as thrilling novels you’ll love. Whether you are a keen bookworm or not, there’s a little something for everyone out there so make sure you take each recommendation into consideration!
For the business minded entrepreneurs
Our founder Kira is all about finding the best reads to gather all the information necessary to make the smartest business plans possible, and as a real entrepreneur she had a lot to recommend in this category such as Blitzscaling which has become a must-have guide for entrepreneurs starting a start-up anywhere in the world, and No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram. The later explores the behind the scenes of how Instagram defied the odds to become one of the most culturally defining apps of the decade, and how its founders overcame the skeptics of marrying art and technology to hook the public on visual storytelling. We all agree they did a good job, right?
Self-help books have also become a very effective and relevant type of books in the past years due to the current climate and increase in mental health discussions. Which is the reason why we also highly recommend reading How to win friends and influence people, a book which has sold millions of copy around the world by offering advice and techniques on how to make life more rewarding. If you’re into Audiobooks and would rather download a motivational one on there, we highly recommend David Goggins’ (also known as “The Fittest (Real) Man in America) Can’t Hurt Me book in which he shares his astonishing life story, and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. This one is a thinker, let me tell you!
For those hunting for a belly aching comedy
Now let’s move on to a lighter note, and explore the world of comedy writing which is, believe it or not, not as much of a popular read here at TWC. I have recently been recommended My Sister, the Serial Killer which doesn’t exactly sound like a comedy, but is apparently a hilarious read. Its also worth noting that it was shortlisted for a Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. My friend compared it to Killing Eve which I absolutely loved, so it sold it to me right away.
Another great read if you’re truly looking to be entertained is Wild and Crazy Guys by Nick de Semlyen, a journalist who has written various publications for Rolling Stones, Time Out and Stuff. His book delves behind the scenes of classic movies such as Beverly Hills Cops and Ghostbusters amongst many others, and gathers interviews with the biggest names in Hollywood to revel some of the funniest hidden history anecdotes behind the 80s of comedy.
For the thrill seeking detective wannabes
Now, who here loves to try and figure out a crime (whether on screen or on a page) before the big reveal is announced? I am without a doubt a reader that makes up theories as I turn the pages, and I absolutely love a good page turner. If you enjoyed The girl on the train, then I would really recommend purchasing either The lost man by Jane Harper, or The silent patient by Alex Michaelides. Both nominated for the Goodreads awards last year, and although The silent patient won the price, we couldn’t choose which we prefered between the two.
If you’re looking for an easy read and want finish it during one sitting, we also recommend The hunting party which became a sensation due to its gripping premise: “Everyone’s invited. Everyone’s a suspect”. I would like to say I figured out who the read killer was about halfway through the book, but please let us know what you thought in the comments below!
For the curiosity driven brainy souls
Finally, we haven’t forgotten you intellectual bunch and we would like to take a few seconds to explore the heartfelt and yet captivating Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch’s biography and memoir: This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World. The story is truly inspirational and without giving too much away, you will be awed by Nidetch’s journey and life story.
Another read, which is truly thematic to what is happening in the world right now, is Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now which everyone here needs to read as soon as possible. This book will change your perspective on the world and help you realise the world is nowhere near at its point of no return. A true moral boost which will also test your intellectual capacity of taking so a lot of information in.
That’s it for today folks but please let us know what you are reading right now by either commenting below or tagging us on your pictures and stories using #TWCbestreads hashtag.
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