30.06.2021

9 books to add to your summer reading list

Summer reads

A hot summer day with a do to list close to zero items, a favourite cup of coffee and countless hours on hand with a book that sparks new ideas – this is the image of the perfect holiday for many. To find the summer read that is excellent for you at this very moment, Workland members shared their current favourites. 

Maybe one of these books sparks your interest this summer.

If taking some time off makes you wonder about the sustainability of your working style, making you realise that burnout is around the corner, then this book with specific exercises brings the chill back to your (work) life.

Chillpreneur: How to Run a Wildly Successful Business Without Losing Your Mind (or Your Money!) 

by Denise Duffield-Thomas 

Mindset mentor, online business rockstar, and self-made millionaire Denise Duffield-Thomas teaches women how to make twice as much money while doing half as much work!

Check it out in GoodReads

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed 

You’ve probably heard stories about how a month’s long hike has been life-changing for some folks or an excellent adventure for others. If long-distance hiking seems intriguing, read the story of a woman taking the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State to heal and recreate herself. 

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Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey

Whether you’re amid paperback reader or audiobook enthusiast, here’s a treat for you. We’d recommend listening to this one, narrated by McConaughey himself. It’s a book about 50 years of life experience or like Matthew McConaughey says:

“It’s a love letter. To life.

It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights – and to realising that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.”

Check out the audiobook

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

by David Goggins

Another life story about overcoming a lifetime of struggle. It’s proving once again that everything is possible if you set your mind to it, showing how challenging episodes in life can fuel self-transformation by self-discipline, mental toughness and hard work. This book is a great audio experience, being a partly audiobook and partly podcast.

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The Light Between Oceans

by M.L. Stedman 

Would you like to read some fiction, a novel maybe? Then, pick this complex and morally riveting story about what happens when good people make bad decisions. 

From Goodreads: “M. L. Stedman’s mesmerising, beautifully written debut novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.”

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The Magus 

By John Fowles 

If thriller books are the ones up to your alley, then dig into an intriguing novel that takes you to a remote Greek island, where the lead character Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman, starts to work as a teacher. After befriending a millionaire, the story takes an unexpected turn, and Urfe finds himself fighting for his life.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

By Stephen R. Covey

It is safe to stay that is book is legendary among people driving up productivity and effectiveness. First published in 1988, it has influenced millions of people looking for ways to improve their personal and professional problems. So, this might be a good starting point when you slook for some inspiration for “how-to-get-things-done”.  

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Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

by Carl T. Bergstrom, Jevin West

Well, I guess we all have at least once believed in some news that has later appeared to be untrue. In the era of misinformation and fake news, it could be quite a challenge to sort out what is bullshit and what is true. From Goodreads:” Most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullshit, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data.”

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

by James Clear 

Well, everyone who has set their eyes on losing weight or tried to join the 5 AM club know that breaking a habit or establishing a new one is not as easy as it sounds. In this title, James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach individuals, teams or even organisations to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviours that lead to remarkable results. 

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What’s the latest book you haven’t been able to put down?