April 2020 Reading List!
And just like that, we are four months into 2020. What are you looking forward to reading this month?
This month I'm diving into human longevity while rekindling my interest in writing. A couple of money books to continue the monthly finance reading challenge and one more on the spiritual path. Let me know if you have read any of these by dropping me a message, leaving a comment, or sending me a message on Instagram!
With that being said, let's dive in.
“Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.” - George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon
The classic tale of a band of rabbits who set out from their warren in search of a new place to live. A tale of daring and courage, the story is filled with adventure and has been considered a classic now since it was written 40 years ago.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest inspirational works on the subject of financial planning, thrift, and personal wealth, this book continues to sit high on many book lists recommending personal finance. Looking forward to finally getting around to reading this one! The first of two finance books this month as part of my monthly finance book challenge.
The last work of the great Christopher Hitchens as he himself faces down his own mortality and writes on a variety of subjects. It's a short read but is noted as being a powerful story for someone at the end of their life.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher who founded several schools during his life to discuss important topics such as religion, humanity, and state of the world. This book comes in the form of lectures to students at his school as he talks on his own philosophies while also taking questions from the students themselves. An interesting book; the first time I find myself reading Krishnamurti.
A guide to help people understand the basics of finance, Kelley has written nine books on the topic and regularly appears on network television talking about various money topics. Note, I received a free copy from Simon & Schuster Canada to review so thought this would be perfect for the finance book challenge!
Emily's first previous book, Station Eleven, garnered acclaim around the world and even sits on my stack currently (although unread, I know!). Alfred A. Knopf was gracious enough to send a review copy of this one so I've put it at the top of my list to read and get a look at Emily's writing. The Amazon blurb notes:
From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.
Famed for books such as Fight Club, Survivor, and Lullaby, Chuck Palahniuk brings his love of writing to this one as he shares stories about writing from his own experience with practical tips to help people advance their own writing career. As a fan of books on writing by writers, I was excited to see he had written one. He has appeared on various platforms including the Joe Rogan podcast and seems like a really interesting person with a solid outlook on life.
Standing at the Edge is an evocative examination of how we can respond to suffering, live our fullest lives, and remain open to the full spectrum of our human experience.
April's spirituality book is Standing at the Edge by Joan Halifax. Humanitarian, social activist and Buddhist teacher, she brings her unique background to some of the greatest challenges we face. If you have been following, you will know my interest lies in Eastern philosophy and spirituality with Buddhism being the main focus. Rebecca Solnit provides the foreward for this one which adds an extra layer of interest for me.
The cutting age of the science of ageing is here and it's in this book. David Sinclair is one of the foremost leaders on ageing and provides updates on the current state of affairs. It's amazing to think that ageing may not be a problem we solve in the next century. This book provides an in-depth look at the science behind ageing as well as ideas to help prolong our own lives.
Looking forward to all of these and the ideas they will plant.
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