Several studies emphasize the benefits of reading. For example, regular reading can increase your brainpower as it improves your memory function. According to Huffington Post, exercising brain (eg. via reading) lowers mental decline later in life by 32 per cent. Its probably no surprise, but reading books also has a positive influence on stress – a study by Sussex Univerisity proved that reading could reduce stress by as much as 68 per cent and slow reading helps with concentration. Another research tells that reading is helping to fluid our intelligence, as well as our comprehension and emotional intelligence.
The benefits of reading are significant. Having a daily or weekly reading routine might have a substantial influence on your stress-level and overall well-being.
What are the books to read in 2020?
There are thousands of books to choose from and sometimes looking for the one can take up so much time as reading one! Workland community members from Lithuania and Estonia have recommended 16 headlines providing insight and inspiration for developing professional skills as well as feeding our mind and health.
Book suggestions related to professional life
- Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life by Francesca Gino
- Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Christopher Voss, Tahl Raz
- Your first 100 million by Daniel S. Peña
Recommended headlines about mind and health
- Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
- Unstoppable by Ben Angel
- The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
- Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
- Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. Willett, Patrick J. Skerrett
Other Interesting reads
- Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
- Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill
- Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
- A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
- Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Some of the titles will soon be available on Workland’s bookshelves. We hope you find your next exciting read from the recommendations!
FYI, if you are thinking about learning a new language or improve the language-skills, consider reading a book in a foreign language – it helps with learning a new word in context as well as with speaking and writing.