How to Be a Manly Man – 8 Books for Manly Men

How to Be a Manly Man – 8 Books for Manly Men

What does it mean to be a manly man?  How do you become a manly man?  What about honor, chivalry and heroism?  This book list will help both Men and Women understand what it means to be a man, masculinity and manhood.  From Roman Honor to religious leaders each book covers a different perspective on being a man.  Each book has an idea worth modelling or absorbing into your life.

These are books for the man looking to understand or improve himself and for ladies wanting to help their man be more manly.  Buy one for your favorite man this Christmas.

8 books on Being a Manly Man.

Mansfields Book of Manly Men – Stephen Mansfield

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In Mansfield Book of Manly Men the author Stephen Mansfield provides reader with 4 manly maxims:

  1. Manly men do manly things.
  2. Manly men tend their fields.
  3. Manly men build manly men.
  4. Manly men live to the glory of God.

The goal of the book, according to the author is to identify what genuine men do; and that includes his virtues, habits, discipline, duties, etc. The book is full of examples and quotes to help its reader to become a Manly Man. It is interesting book which challenges what it means to be a man in a modern society.
Stephen Mansfield is a New York Times bestselling author. He writes about religion and American culture and he is and author of books like The Faith of Barack Obama, Pope Benedict XVI, etc.

2.Roman Honor: The Fire in the Bones – Carlin A. Barton

Roman Honor for the Manly Man
In this book author Carlin A. Burton provides insight and understanding of the both emotional and spiritual life of ancient Romans. The book is based on extensive research from both modern and ancient sources. It is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on honor and embodiment, the second part is about confession and the Roman soul and the third presents shame and how ancient Romans dealt with it.

Throughout the book the author provides insight into the foundations of modern society by exploring our Roman legacy. Roman Honor is very interesting for everyone, as it brings a new understanding of our society and why we act and think the way we do. Not just for the manly man, smart women will enjoy this for its own sake too.

Carlin A. Burton holds Ph.D. in History from University of California, Berkeley. Her field of interest is Ancient History and her special interests are The Psychological and Emotional Life of the Ancient Romans; World Religions and Roman Religion.

3. Fires in the Belly: On Being a Man – Sam Keen

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Fires in the Belly is ground breaking book written not just for men. It questions what authentic manhood is and it creates its own definitions of masculinity that are more appropriate to today’s world. The book is divided in 5 parts. First part is about the making of man and how women shape the men. The second part is about the rites to manhood. In the third section the author focuses on manhood, whilst in fourth, the author talks about virtues and soulful quest. In the final chapter Keen brings insight into the relationship between men and women. This book is about journey to masculinity and we found it a good roadmap for the journey to being a more manly man.

Sam Keen got his education at Harvard and Princeton. He taught philosophy and religion for 20 years before he became freelance writer. He writes books in the fields of philosophy, spirituality and religion.

4. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover – Robert Moore & Douglas Gillette

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Robert Moor and Douglas Gillete are Jungian analysts who in the book King, Warrior, Magician and Lover redefine established concepts of masculinity. They argue that men who beats their wives, who are hot-shot executives, who are emotional distant fathers or who are corporate obedient are not men at all. They are just boys who pretend to be men.

Real men are those who are generative, creative and who empower others, according to these two authors. Moor and Gillette define four male archetypes. These archetypes, listed in the title, represent different types of men. The king represents the energy of just and creative ordering, the warrior represents the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action, the magician represents the energy of initiation and transformation, whilst the lover represents the energy that connects one to another and the world.

This book is must read for both women and manly men to better understand the masculine psyche.

5. No More Mr Nice Guy – Robert A. Glover

No More Mr Nice Guy
Robert A. Glover is a certified therapist who published No More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What you Want in Love, Sex and Life as an e-book. After its publishing, this book became controversial media phenomena.

The author explains that men who are trying to please everybody and who are consequently neglecting their own needs often lash out in frustration. In this book Glover tries to explain how Mr Nice Guy can stop seeking approval and find his own happiness and the life he wants. The author presents tools and information that will help Mr Nice Guy to turn his life around, to embrace his masculinity, become a manly man, have quality relationships with other men and women and to open his creative potential.
This is a must read for all men. Those who want a substantial change in their lives will benefit most, whilst women can learn about their man, and whats really going on in that manly man.

6. The Code of Man – Waller R Newell

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The Code of Man is a book in which author tries to help modern, contemporary man to return to the noble ideals of American manhood. According to author modern young man are in deep spiritual trouble and they need to return to America’s historical ideals.

So what are the ideals of American manhood? Newell lists five of them: love, courage, pride, family, and country. He further argues that modern civilization is so wrapped up in roles of sexes and violence it forgets to look for inspiration in the more traditional values like romance and eros, courage and patriotism. In order for modern man to stop being violent he has to balance these five ideals. That way he will become attached once again to loving and kindness.

7. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul – John Eldredge

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In Wild at Heart John Eldredge, as a religious leader, seeks the answer to the crisis question of male identity in many parts of the Church. He argues that God designed men to be dangerous while men over centuries pushed this desire aside and turned to be new age nice guys. Because they suppressed or abandoned their dangerous part men are now bored and they seek validation in a wrong way. Although this book targets men, Eldredge also wants to help women to gain a better understanding of men’s wild side. Eldredge mixes Bible quotes with popular culture references in order to present his point.

This book is quite controversial, but worth reading this somewhat unusual approach to a manly man’s true self.

8. The Compleat Gentleman: The Modern Man’s Guide to Chivalry – Brad Miner

Real Men, Manly Men
What does it means to be a man? How do real men look? According to the Brad Miner, a real man, an ideal man is a gentleman. Thus in his Compleat Gentleman Miner provides a model for 20th century man by reviving traditions of chivalry, honor and heroism.

The real man/gentleman is the one who serves to his family, country, friends and God. He is an aristocrat not by birth or wealth but by virtue. He is neither a bully nor abuser, on the contrary he treats women with respect. He also values learning in order to get to the truth. Miner, through his research on masculinity, defines three archetypes. 1st the warrior, 2nd the lover and 3rd the complete gentlemen. Miner back up all his findings with role models and examples from present and past. Interesting read for those who are on the quest to develop manly men.

7 Create More Happiness Books

7 Create More Happiness Books

We all want to create more happiness in our life.

Summer makes us happier. Its true. Sunlight helps the body make serotonin, the ‘happy’ hormone. And schools out, holidays are on. Time for that good book and more happiness.

This list will help you build and keep that happy habit. From to achieving flow in the workplace, learning to be optimistic or even your own happiness project.   Being happy is your life’s work. Learn more now by reading these happiness books.

7 Books to create more Happiness

1. Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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The concept of flow, in Csikszentmihalyi’s work, is defined as being in a state which one becomes so involve in an activity and being the moment that nothing else matters. This is the natural state of happiness which we can achieve through the control of one’s inner thoughts. Flow presents the principles for more happiness from the author’s years of research. How you will turn those principles into practice is entirely up to you.

2. Learned Optimism – Martin E. P. Seligman

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It is no secret that optimism is one of the keys to success and happiness, and it is a learned behaviour. Seligman’s book is a factual book on optimism, with examples from his own clinical studies. It’s not a pep-talk kind of book, which sort of sets it apart from the typical self-help material. So, if you are looking to cultivate a more positive attitude, and you are a logical person who prefer something more direct and objective, this book is for you.

3. Authentic Happiness – Martin E. P. Seligman

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If you are looking to read an even more practical book on how to be happier, Seligman’s work is what you are looking for. The author presents a rather scientific and psychological angle to the formula of being happy. Basically, according to Seligman, we can always make changes to our personal circumstances with activities that promote happiness, and by nurturing certain personality traits.

4. Toward a Psychology of Being – Abraham Maslow

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Maslow is known for introducing the hierarchy of needs in the form of a pyramid. This book gives you the basics of what to do in order to see yourself in a more positive light, in order to achieve self-fulfillment, which is at the top of the needs pyramid. Whether you agree or not with his theory of psychological health and fulfillment – about which many have pointed out flaws – his work is still worth reading just for a general view of what constitutes a positive psychology.

5. 59 Seconds – Richard Wiseman

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The appeal of Wiseman’s book is the simple premise that taking small easy steps can effectively amount to great changes in one’s life. This book is very action plan-based; you will learn techniques that are easy to implement daily, and with consistent practice, can improve various aspects of one’s life. There are plenty to be learned, from exercises for making better decisions to assessing your child’s emotional intelligence. Plus, the suggestions he offers are based on actual research done.  More happiness in less than a minute.

6. Happier – Tal Ben-Shahar

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Who doesn’t want to be happier? Though a lot of the concepts presented in Happier is not that new to the positive psychology genre, there are still a few enlightening ones. The most valuable aspect of the book is the useful exercises and meditations which anyone can try. Readers who prefer a more scientific data-driven material may not be too keen on this book though.

7. Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

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Rubin’s book is like a catalog of ideas for starting your own ‘happiness project’ – the little things you do in your day-to-day that makes you happier. It is a very personal book as the authors draws many of the examples from her “daily adventures of happiness”.  She was not unhappy – but identified she could still be happier.  It is an easy to read book and you will find some great ideas to shake up your own daily routine.  WhyToRead are enjoying re-reading this, with highlighter in hand, create more happiness in our own life.

Best Selling Non-Fiction Lucky Dip

Best Selling Non-Fiction Lucky Dip

Non-Fiction is a very broad range. This list of best selling non-fiction from 2015 is a lucky dip of topics.
From dating practices, pet stories to the people of New York, this eclectic list is sure to give you an idea or two for the summer holidays.

1. Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari

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This is not another book by a comedian about their career. Ansari is demystifying modern dating, with the backing of data from expert research – albeit in his humorous an entertaining ways. The book is a social study that focuses mostly on online dating, but also enlightens with studies and observations of dating culture in other parts of the world. Whatever your stance is on modern dating trends, this book will at least help you understand the curious ways people are looking for love in the 21st century.

2. Humans of New York stories – Brandon Stanton

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If you are active on Facebook, and have a rather global friend list, chances are you may have come across Stanton’s page. In 2010, Stanton set out on an ambitious project of photographically documenting the diverse people living in the Big Apple on his blog, which resulted in a book of the same name. This book is a follow up, with more stories from the people Stanton photographed and interviewed. HONY is a passion project that shines the spotlight on the fascinating individual lives of people in a big bustling city. After going through this compilation, you may not look at another passed in the streets the same way again.

3. Between the World & Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

best selling non-fiction
Drawing on his personal experience and those of other African American youths, Coates paints a clear and humane picture of what it means to be a person of color in America. He brings to light obvious issues regarding race that many people are aware of, but often subconsciously choose to turn a blind eye. Whether we care to admit it, racial politics does affect each and everyone us, and Coates shows us why we should not ignore them.

4. H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald

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This book is Macdonald’s heartfelt personal account of adopting and raising a goshawk named Mabel. More than just a human-animal bonding book, Macdonald’s account of her experience if rife with astute observations and reflections on human emotions that are rarely found in other books in a similar vein. Particularly insightful is how she demonstrates that we tend to project out emotions, temperament and belief on our relationship with animals – it is something people with pets can nod to.

5. Missoula – Jon Krakauer

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In this engaging, somewhat unsettling and infuriating book, Krakauer carefully documents the flawed justice system when it comes to sexual assault cases. Exhaustive in details, the author presents the heroes and villains involved in a college town rape case. Perhaps the only missing piece is interviews with locals that could offer a perspective of the average citizens’ take on rape culture. As depressing and upsetting as the subject matter is, the book is still must-read that could raise awareness of the impact of sex crimes on the victims’ lives, especially when their assailant walks free.

6. Pirate Hunters – Robert Kurson

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If you enjoy stories of treasure hunt and sunken ships, you will enjoy Pirate Hunters. The ‘pirate’ in question of Kurson’s book is Joseph Bannister – notorious 17th century English pirate. The book is extensively researched and factually accurate, but it is far from the dry historical account you’d expect. The author has done a great job in presenting a story that may just get you excited to go on a scuba diving trip.

7. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson

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The internet can be a powerful for vigilante justice where “shame war” can be waged on perpetrators by people banding together, each “online vigilante” safe behind their computer screens. Ronson had once ignited a virtual war that brought down a group of men using his name for a Twitter account. Somewhat ironically, in his book, he examines the impact such internet justice has on those of a receiving end. There are some philosophical questions raised throughout the book about internet justice. They might make you think twice the next time you post something online.

8. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards – Jen Hatmaker

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If you are looking for some light reading from a Christian perspective, you will love Hatmaker’s book. The beauty of this book is that though coming from a religious standpoint, it does not feel too preachy and dogmatic. Instead, the author presents a practical approach to theology, some of which are great points non-Christians can find agreeable.

9. Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution – Brene Brown

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The basic message of this book is to be your authentic self.  Find the courage to rise up to the occasion in the face of adversity and failure. There may be a few too many personal anecdotes in the book for some.  But the main message of strength and courage stands. The book is a practical and inspiring reference, drawing on the author’s voice and experience.

Why Read That Book? 5 Reasons to Read.

Why Read That Book?  5 Reasons to Read.

There are many reasons for reading and equally many ways to choose a book to read.

We read for knowledge. We read as a chore to be gotten through for school or work. We read for fun.

Now, we don’t always have to decide why read a particular book. But usually there is an underlying reason. Often times we have repeated the action so many times, we forget the why or intent behind it – it’s all just words on a page to be read.

Choosing to live an intentional life is a growing practice. Essentially the practice of Mindfulness, the aim is to bring awareness to our actions and be present in the moment. Reading mindfully, or with a specific intention or aim can help us decide what to read next, and to gain the most from our precious time with our chosen book.

1. Why Read for Knowledge?

Why Read for Knowledge“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

Many times we need to read to gain knowledge. At school or college preset reading lists are not always guaranteed to delight. Science texts can be dry and sleep inducing. Setting an intention to learn before reading for knowledge will improve focus and perhaps enjoyment as you appreciate the importance of your reading.

Choosing to read for knowledge can bring some of the best minds and teachers in the world into your home to teach you personally, via the simple format of a book. You can become an expert in a field by reading books, articles and published papers. Few people have read five books on the same topic so just reading 5 books in one area will make you a relative expert very quickly.

Likewise, choosing to learn more about your profession or company’s industry and business can result in promotion, increased income and recognition, all of which you can use to feed your new reading habit.

And you’d be amazed at the little bits of knowledge you can pick up in the most unlikely places. Quality Historical romances can teach you  about history and life in other times.  Popular crime novels such as Sherlock Holmes revolve around logical analytical thinking, evidence gathering and occasionally police or legal procedures, even most people read them for pleasure.

2. Why Read for Personal Growth?

Why Read for Personal Growth“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones

In other words, who you will be in 5 years depends heavily on what you put into your brain and body. The only ways to put things into your brain is through experiences. Reading expands your ability to add experiences outside of your control or even outside this reality.

Scientific research shows that reading will make you more empathetic, find it easier to relate to others, and help you understand what others are thinking. Research further suggests this is a greater benefit in reading literary fiction, as opposed to non-fiction.

So set an intention to grow, learn about yourself, life, success, philosophy as well as other people and the world around you in one simple format – a book.

3. Why Read for Inspiration?

Many creative people say reading will help you generate ideas. Whilst everyone will do this differently and use different books, we can generate ideas from learning how others do things; even how to read for inspiration.
Why read for inspirationTwyla Tharp (The Creative Habit) reads archeologically for inspiration. She reads backwards in time; like conducting an archaeological dig. She explains in her book this means she will read a contemporary book, then move to the book that predated it, or inspired it; going back until she is reading ancient texts, hunting “the original idea in its ancient and most unadulterated form.”

Reading sideways to related texts, subjects or authors, or ‘reading fat’ as Twyla calls it can also spark ideas in the most unexpected places.

Inspiration usually strikes when we least expect it, and the joining of disparate pieces of information can produce outstanding results. The 1988 film the Working Girl demonstrates this perfectly when the secretary links a gossip item about a radio disc jockey, a piece on a company looking for acquisitions, and the company founder’s daughter’s wedding. From this a merger idea is born and set in motion by gate crashing the wedding.

Setting an intention to read for inspiration set the environment for the mind to be open; connective and ready to receive.

4. Why Read for Intelligence

Why Read for Intellegence

Who doesn’t want increased intelligence? Twins studies have shown that early reading ability can be linked to improved verbal and nonverbal cognitive ability (intelligence) as children grow up. In summary, reading not only expands vocabulary, but has a profound effect on cognitive skills. So clearly reading with the intention of increasing intelligence is not only a good idea but an important reason to read.

For more ideas on books to read that will make you smarter click here.

5. Why Read for Pleasure?

Why Read For Pleasure

Why read for pleasure? Because its fun!

Side benefits include reducing stress, improving depression and dementia symptoms, lower blood pressure, relaxation, laughter and humor. And thanks to many local libraries or free online resources, it can even be free! That’s a pleasure.

The intention to read for pleasure can be a valuable part of your evening ritual to signal your body it’s time to relax and go to sleep. (Just be sure to read paper books before bed, not electronic ones as research shows the electronic screens actually delay sleep.)

If you need more reasons to read just for pleasure, research also shows that reading for pleasure has a positive impact on educational outcomes. Research has also found that reading for pleasure can also result in increased empathy, improved relationships and well being including reductions in symptoms of depression and dementia.

With the discovery that our brains are constantly changing and able to grow new connections at any age (neuroplasticity) it’s never too late to exercise our brains as well as our bodies.

Why read for just one reason when there are so many benefits to reading for all reasons?  Read for any reason and reap the many benefits from expanding our intelligence to reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

5 Books That Will Help You Start a Business and Replace Your Day Job

5 Books That Will Help You Start a Business and Replace Your Day Job

Many people dream of being able to quit their day job and gain some financial and personal freedom. The idea of leaving your day job, travelling the world, working from anywhere you please, and feeling great about the work you do every single day is, for many people, a great life. That’s why we’ve compiled 5 essential business books for anyone wanting to grow personally and professionally so they can live a life they only dream about.

These books aren’t a short cut or make your dream life easy to achieve. There is inevitably going to be a lot of hard work, many failures and plenty of struggles along the way, but these books give you the blueprint. You’ll have to provide the courage and the strength, but in return, you’ll get to enjoy the sweet prize at the end of this beautiful journey.

5 Books That Will Help You Start a Business and Replace Your Day Job

1. The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime – MJ DeMarco

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This is an honest to goodness “Get Rich Quick” book. But you must understand two things. First quick is 5 to 10 years. Second quick does not mean easy.

An excellent book with a cheesy title. A perfect first book for a budding entrepreneur, this will really help you to understand your own definition of “rich”, what your actual goals are, and whether or not you knew the steps involved in getting there.

2. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – Timothy Ferriss

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(As featured in 5 Best Business Books Recommended By Entrepreneurs)

A very well-known book for budding entrepreneurs, The 4-Hour Workweek is an absolute must read if you want to learn how to have “full time” pay on a part time schedule. It has so many potential uses. The author used it to travel the world and streamline his businesses to require as little hands-on time as possible.

3. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries

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This book is a bible for new business ventures. Regardless of the business you build, this will teach you the mindset of creating quick “minimum viable products” and using the feedback loop to quickly change your product based on user input. Many successful new businesses operate like this.

4. Rework – Jason Fried

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A really interesting read into corporate counterculture. This company hates meetings and other time-wasters, and offers many new and unique work-changing practices that keep people productive. It makes fun of the typical hour-long meeting, and dives into the practices of a company that operates with primarily remote employees.

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Covey

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As the title of the book implies, Covey describes the seven habits of highly effective people and techniques for adopting the seven habits. Covey makes clear that an individual must make a paradigm shift before incorporating these habits into his/her own personal life.

8 Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

8 Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

One of the best ways to learn new vocabulary and to improve your grammar is to read books which push the boundaries of your language skills. By embracing new words and language styles, you not only improve your own linguistic competence, but you also train your mind to handle it.

The books on this list will challenge you to keep reading, teach you new words and sentence structures, and with the quality of their writing, force you to push yourself to a new level of language competence.

8 Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

1. Ulysses – James Joyce

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

Reading the Ulysses is a mission and a hefty challenge, but when you decide to embark on this journey, you have to fully commit to completing it, no matter how you feel. After the first few chapters, as you struggle and grapple with the complex language, it will click and you will attain a new level of understanding. Ulysses is filled with words, some of which Joyce, like Shakespeare, coined himself—words that vocabulary buffs will revel in.

2. The Apology – Plato

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

This book examines the argument and reasoning as laid down by Socrates in his trial and is one of the most well reasoned arguments to this day. When a book has been around for 2400 years, you can be pretty sure it’s good and worth reading. This one is no exception. There are a dozen lines worth remembering, and by the end, you can hear the ironic desperation in Socrates’s voice:

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways–I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.”

3. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

This book will not only challenge your thoughts and your vocabulary, but it will make you question your own morals more than any other book on this list.

4. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

(Featured in 5 Best Dystopian Novels Ever Written)

The book takes place on a future Earth where human beings are mass-produced and conditioned for lives in a rigid caste system. As the story progresses, we learn some of the disturbing secrets that lie underneath the bright, shiny facade of this highly-ordered world.

5. The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

In Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created one of the world’s best known and most fully realized literary characters. The stories are some of the best mysteries in the English language and fun to read as a picture of life in the Victorian era. In general, you’ll be amazed at Doyle’s ingenuity and his convincing portrayal of life in many different sectors of society.

6. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid – Douglas R. Hofstadter

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

(Featured in 10 Books That Will Broaden Your Life Perspective)

This book really teaches you about logical thinking and logical vocabulary in an entertaining way. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid debates, beautifully, the question of consciousness and the possibility of artificial intelligence. It is a book that attempts to discover the true meaning of “self.”

7. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

The book is beautifully written. Steinbeck’s style flows so smoothly and is accessible as well as being challenging. Each descriptive chapter has little gems of vocabulary you are reminded of or introduced to, which help fuel your own verbal repertoire.

8. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Books That Will Enrich Your Vocabulary And Train Your Thinking Mind

(Featured in 10 Epic Books Every Man Must Read)

A great book about the dangers of holding on to vanity and pride, The Picture of Dorian Grey is a remarkable book filled with moments of great self-reflection, we see Dorian Grey go on a sensual quest and the outcome of that is the final twist in the book.