Monthly Book recommendation is a short blog post/ newsletter I write to you on what books I read in the previous month and what I’ll be reading next. This month I could read 4 books.
Books I read in May 2021:
- Factfulness by Hans Rosling, this book was a gift from my sister for my birthday. I liked this book but not so much. This book is based on statistical data proving that world is doing better than you actually believe. The author writes about 10 instincts of humans which leads to distortion of facts and why we should be aware of these traits and try to avoid them.
- Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker – An amazing book, very expansive though. But god, we know nothing about our own body, forget the whole body, we don’t even know anything about our sleep, how, why, what happens, etc. Also what are the effects of caffeine on sleep, sad for coffee or tea lovers. How much do other animals sleep? What are the phases of sleep we undergo? How cool it would be if we could sleep with one half of the brain and be awake with the other? So many things.
- Breath by James Nestor – Probably this is the second favorite book of this month. So much of unknown facts, results of experiments and practical tools to breathe in the right way which as the author says is the lost art of humankind. I mean, did you know Carbon dioxide levels is as much or even more important than that of oxygen level in human body? What happens if you block your nose for 10days and breathe through your mouth? Do you know what Homo Sapiens had to sacrifice for this huge brain? Intestine. That’s just 3 points from the book. I won’t spoil further the joy of reading it.
- Keep Going by Austin Kleon – This is a book part of the very popular trilogy by the author. And I love the works of Austin Kleon. I read his other book, “Show Your Work!” last month. Though they are a bit expensive for such short books, you’ll never regret buying his book. Because I think there are two types of books, the first one is which gives you novel ideas and information. The second is one which reminds of what you already know but you didn’t pay enough attention to it. In other words, This book of Austin Kleon is the second type, A book makes you pay attention to what you pay attention to. This book really helps anyone who likes to explore the creative side and keep going. I think this is my favorite book of the month.
Really enjoyed reading all of them. Now let’s come to my book list for next month.
Books I plan on to read next:
- The Almanac of Naval Ravikant
- Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday
- Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor E Frank
- Practice Of Brahmacharya by Swami Sivananda
Sanath Kumar Naibhi