1. “Kafka on the Shore” by Haruki Murakam
One of the most well-known books by the Japanese author Haruki Murakami is Kafka on the Shore. The English translation appeared in The New York Times’ list of the “10 Best Novels of 2005” and won the World Fantasy Award in 2006. Murakami is, without a doubt, one of the greatest Japanese novelists of our time. Fifty different languages have been used to translate his novels, which have sold millions of copies worldwide. Kafka on the Shore blends two separate stories to tell Kafka’s life story. Tamura, a 15-year-old boy who flees his family to avoid an Oedipal curse, and Nakata, an elderly Japanese man who, as a result of a childhood injury, has the extraordinary ability to communicate with cats and spends his days finding and reuniting missing animals with their owners.
2.“Good Vibes, Good Life” by Vex King
The book Good Vibes, Good Life is about living a meaningful life, manifesting your dreams, and being grateful for the simple things. In Good Vibes, Good Life, the author explains how to realize your full potential by learning to love yourself more, taking better care of yourself, achieving your goals, and changing your negative emotions into good ones. The message of Vex King’s book Good Vibes, Good Life is that pleasure doesn’t come from significantly altering your life or having more of everything, but rather from stepping outside of your comfort zone. One of this book’s most fascinating themes is how thoughts may alter our feelings at any time. Vex King advises us to take care of our bodies and spirits to prepare us for anything life throws at us.
3.“The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
2019’s The Silent Patient is a psychological suspense novel by British Cypriot author Alex Michaelides. On February 5, 2019, Celadon Books, a branch of Macmillan Publishers, released the popular first book. Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter in The Quiet Patient, killed her husband six years ago and hasn’t spoken a word since. She was found guilty shortly after he was discovered strapped to a chair with bullet wounds to his face. A psychotherapist named Theo Faber wants to help Alicia figure out what led her to kill her spouse. The preliminary information he has as they sit quietly is a picture she finished. She gave it the name Alcestis after a Greek mythological character who gives her life to save her spouse.
4.“Never Split the Difference” by Chris Voss
One of the best negotiating guides ever published, Never Split the Difference, explains why you should never compromise and how to negotiate skillfully in both low-stakes and high-stakes circumstances. Chris Voss’ FBI experience as their top hostage negotiator is referenced in Never Split the Difference. It explicitly gives readers the bargaining abilities necessary to close business deals. Chris contends that effective negotiation results rarely come from using logic and reason. Instead, tactical empathy is the secret to success, especially in challenging discussions. Instead of assuming the other side is a robot, this book tries to teach readers how to manage talks with people.
5.“It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover
The follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s best-selling book “It Ends With Us,” which became a BookTok sensation, is titled “It Starts With Us.” After “It Ends With Us,” the sequel starts right away and guides the reader through the complexities of life following divorce and domestic abuse. The reader can witness Atlas and Lily’s love as they negotiate divorce, find relatives, and begin a new life after abuse in “It Starts With Us,” which is a lighter read than its predecessor. Hoover effectively portrays a “second chance” relationship that switches between Atlas and Lily’s perspectives. Reading “It Ends With Us” is necessary first to properly comprehend the significance of some seemingly minor occurrences in “It Starts With Us.”
6.“Built to Last” by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
Built to Last (1994) investigates 18 unique and venerable organizations to find what has enabled them to thrive for decades and, in some cases, nearly two centuries. This ground-breaking analysis identifies the subtle yet inspirational distinctions that distinguish these innovative businesses from their less successful rivals. Built to Last is intended for everyone at every business level, from CEOs to ordinary workers, Fortune 500 firms to start-ups, and charity foundations. This book’s ageless guidance will show readers how crucial it is to uphold a fundamental philosophy while fervently encouraging growth.
7.“Switch – How to Change Things When Change Is Hard” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
“Switch” identifies the critical elements needed to bring long-lasting changes for people and organizations. Dan and Chip Heath use up-to-date research and entertaining examples to demonstrate how, given the appropriate conditions, people will accept significant differences when the Rider, the Elephant, and the Path—the three components of change
—are in harmony. The Heaths combine decades of paradoxical research from psychology, sociology, and other disciplines into a gripping, narrative-driven book to provide new insight on how we might bring about dramatic change. Whether our interest is in changing the globe or our waistline, Switch demonstrates that successful changes follow a pattern that we can apply to accomplish the changes that matter to us.
8.“Losing Hope” by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling novel Hopelessly captivated readers with the story of what transpired when a disturbed teenager named Sky ran into a long-lost childhood friend, Dean Holder. With Holder’s assistance, Sky discovered disturbing family truths and dealt with memories and emotions that had left her with severe scars. Unfortunately, Sky’s tale was a hopeless one. We now know Dean Holder’s whole story, thanks to Losing Hope. Holder has been plagued by thoughts of regret and shames his entire life, haunted by the young girl he failed to save from peril. He has never given up looking for her because he is convinced that doing so will grant him the closure he needs. Holder, however, could not have known that he would experience much more agony when they reunited.
9.“The Godfather” by Mario Puzo
The epic story of crime and betrayal known as “The Godfather” became a worldwide hit. A masterpiece started its life about fifty years ago. The Godfather introduced readers to the Corleones, the original family of American crime fiction, and their enduring legacy of tradition, blood, and honor. In addition, it provided a scorching portrait of the Mafia underground. The Godfather is the iconic book of the violent subculture that has left an indelible mark on our culture and is rife with mystery and debate. Its themes of the seduction of power, the traps of greed, and the loyalty to the family have struck a chord with millions of readers worldwide.
10.“What Every Body Is Saying” by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins
“What Every Body Is Saying” is a book by a former FBI agent that teaches us how to read nonverbal cues to discern people’s true intents and feelings, even when their words don’t seem to support them. Former FBI agent Joe Navarro tells us how to master nonverbal intelligence in this fascinating book (body language). This book is entirely on the subliminal messages we might pick up through our body language. Without our awareness, our brains direct our body’s movements, and occasionally those actions can be quite telling. This book goes into great length on how to train oneself to become an expert at seeing nonverbal clues in others and deciphering their meaning.