Put Down The Remote
If you’re not already convinced that you should be reading more books, then let us give it to you straight: books are good for you! They can transport you to new worlds, teach you new skills, and even make you a more empathetic person. Plus, you never know when the knowledge you gain from a book might come in handy in a conversation (or in a pub quiz!). So put down the TV remote, grab a book, and let’s exercise those mental muscles!
Here are our top five books we think you should be reading this week:
1. Good for a Girl: My Life Running in a Man’s World by Lauren Fleshman
Good for a Girl is a memoir and manifesto by Lauren Fleshman, a decorated athlete in the world of running. Fleshman shares her personal journey of falling in love with running as a girl, battling injuries and self-doubt, and working to empower young female athletes. She argues that sports systems, designed by men for men and boys, often fail young women and girls and contribute to alarming drop-out rates, injuries, and mental health struggles. Drawing on her own experiences and research on young athletes, Fleshman advocates for rebuilding competitive sports systems with women at the centre. This New York Times bestseller is an inspiring and insightful book for anyone interested in empowering women in sports.
2. The Price of Money: How to Prosper in a Financial World That’s Rigged Against You by Rob Dix
The Price of Money is a book that teaches readers how to make better financial decisions by understanding how the world of money works. It explains how we have entered a new financial world where savings lose value faster than they can be built, a global mountain of debt continues to pile up, and most people slip backward despite their efforts. The book explains why currencies worldwide have lost 99% of their value and how to use future declines to your advantage. It also discusses how the government can produce hundreds of billions of dollars out of thin air and which investments benefit from this. The number one best seller aims to show readers what’s coming next and how to position themselves to gain rather than suffer, even if they have no prior knowledge of economics.
3. Fear Less Live More: How to overcome fear, build resilience and achieve anything by Aimee Fuller
Fear can often be seen as a negative emotion that we should try to avoid, but professional snowboarder Aimee Fuller believes that fear can also be a catalyst for personal growth. In her book, Fear Less Live More, Fuller shares her personal experiences and insights to help readers understand how to face their fears and turn them into a powerful ally. Fuller shows readers how to embrace fear, learn from failures, and use it to find one’s purpose and drive in life. The book is an inspiring and honest guide to overcoming fear and achieving personal growth, offering practical advice and real-life examples. Fear Less Live More encourages readers to reframe their relationship with fear and use it as a tool to live a fulfilling life with purpose and passion.
4. F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way by John C. Parkin
The book F**k It: The Ultimate Spiritual Way explores the idea that saying “F**k It” can be a transformative mantra for achieving freedom and happiness. Author John C. Parkin argues that the profanity of the expression is powerful enough to shake us out of the stress and anxiety that dominate our lives. The book includes personal anecdotes, advice, and techniques for letting go of worries and stresses by saying “F**k It.” The revised and updated edition includes new chapters and perspectives on today’s world.
5. Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure by Alex Honnould and David Roberts
Alone on the Wall is a book about Alex Honnold, one of the world’s best free solo climbers, who scales rock faces without any support or ropes. The book explores his seven most extraordinary climbing achievements, including the famous Half Dome in Yosemite and the challenging El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico. The book highlights the danger and purity of Honnold’s climbs, with a thrilling narrative that delves into his motivations and singular focus. The book is an uplifting and awe-inspiring read about pursuing one’s passions, even in the face of mortal danger.
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