Books & Audiobooks Recommendation Series – List #1
Here are a few audiobooks I’ve listened to recently that have had an impact on me. I hope you find something useful here. Links to the paperback, hardback, Kindle, Audible version, and sometimes Audio CD, can be found on the Amazon page.
by David Eagleman
So you think you know your own mind, eh? You see yourself as a rational, reasoning human being. Think again.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman expertly lays out case studies and recent discoveries that prove our subconscious processes are really what control our actions, not our conscious minds.
A fascinating book and an entertaining read. This book will surprise and enlighten you.
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
From the author of the groundbreaking book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, comes a new work dealing with the psychology of the flow state.
There’s a joke that says: ” The reward for a job well done is more work. But the joke is on us… because it’s true in a way. Tasks that challenge us and force us to increase our skill level are the kinds of tasks that totally absorb us and make us lose track of how long we’ve been doing them.
Full engagement with our job or pursuing hobbies provide more personal satisfaction than passive entertainment, such as watching TV. Being fully engaged increases our happiness in our job, our leisure time, and our relationships.
Four Thousand Weeks
by Oliver Burkeman
If we reach the age of eighty we will have had a lifespan of four thousand weeks. This is stunningly breif.
We need to think carefully about what is most imporant to us and how we spend our precious time. This book provides us with tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude.
Building on ideas from philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Four Thousand Weeks is entertaining, humorous, practical, and profound.
Alternative Ways to Access These Books !
If you’d like to save money on the books listed here, one option would be to buy the Kindle version, (which costs less). A Kindle Reader is required.
If you don’t have a Kindle Reader, check out the links below. If you read a lot it may be a good investment. You can also read kindle books on other devices with the free Kindle App.
And… if you have a library card you may be able to simply borrow the book or audiobook. Using the Libby app you can connect to your library and borrow the audiobook, if it’s available, or you can borrow the ebook version, with the option to read it inside the Libby app or to send it to your Kindle.
The Kindle Paperwhite is a great option for reading ebooks. It’s light and convenient and easy on your eyes. Glare-free display reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
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