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September is home to various National Holidays, with my favorite one coming up. National Read a Book Day is on September 6th. This day makes my heart shine and smile so big. If you are like me, an avid reader, you do not wait to read on this National Holiday, but you do rejoice when it comes. Reading is my life, and I have always got a book in hand. However, I have been looking to expand my reading catalogue and take a break from my favorite genre: romance. This day and month gives me a chance to break out and try a new genre. Thankful to my internship, entrepreneurship has currently been a big focus in my life, so I decided to browse the New York Times Bestseller List to find a new business read and I have to say these titles sound fierce. Check them out below and lets both expand our minds.
NYT Top 10 Bestseller Books:
1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Clear talks about breaking unhealthy habits and forming new ones to become the best versions of yourself. That sounds amazing to me. I always want to be a better woman than I was the day before. If this sounds like you as well, this could be your new book.
2. Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam by Vivek Ramaswamy
Ramaswamy’s focus is on “Stakeholder capitalism” and how American businesses promise us this rosy perfect life when, in fact, they are robbing us of our voices, money, and identity.
3. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
Burkeman’s book is about time and how society’s constant worry is how little we have of time. Our anxiety grows from this notion, and we try and find ways to expand time. Well, look no further. Oliver’s book will give your tips on how to effectively utilize the 24 hours we have.
4. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Brown’s book is about leadership and how we can find leadership qualities in ourselves. We are choosing to be a leader who wants more than the title and status. We want to be a leader whose attention is on bringing out the vulnerability we need to do the job. Someone who does not run from the uncomfortable questions and challenges that come with leading those underneath us.
5. The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years by Emily Oster
Oster is an economics professor and mom of two who brings a classic business framework to making decisions when kids are in elementary school. Her guide will help you make the right decisions to everyday questions such as: “What school should I chose?” “How do you encourage a healthy diet?” and many more questions parents face every day when it comes to raising their kids to be amazing humans in this world.
6. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell takes a novel approach when it comes to finding out what makes successful people, successful. He says we need to pay more attention to where they come from rather than what they are life. Learning things like their culture, family life, and upbringing sheds a brighter light on how they have become high achievers.
7. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Kahneman’s book is about the mind and how we use two systems to make everyday decisions. System one is fast and emotional. System two is slower and deliberate. He explores the pros and cons of both systems and how we can and cannot trust our intuitions.
8. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Willink & Babin are former members of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser. Their SEAL leadership skills brought their team success and failures in missions. Now they use this approach in business and help clients scale their businesses to fortune 500 companies by showing them how to form high-performance teams and become number one in their fields.
9. I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Ramit Sethi
Sethi, a personal finance guru, comes to you with a 6-week program showing you how to be rich by getting out of student debt faster and saving for big expenses stress-free. You can do all this while still enjoying life and not penny pitching your money.
10. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Duckworth takes readers on a journey to what brings success. The majority of people think being successful is about having talent. According to Duckworth that is not true. She explains how having passion and follow-through, which combined she calls Grit, is what makes success.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this list. My abbreviated versions of the synopsis have hopefully helped you in choosing a new book to read this month. It has certainly helped me, and I am most interested in reading Dare to Lead, Grit, and Thinking, Fast and Slow. They each resonated with me, and I want to explore how to become a better leader, how my mind works to make decisions, and how I can become successful by focusing on my passion and follow-through.
What are you choosing as your next read? Let us know in the comments below.
This article originally published on GREY Journal.