2020 - Recommended Reading - Quarantine Edition
Reading will be a major outlet for many of us minding the stay-at-home guidelines. Recently, I finished three non-fiction books I feel are worth sharing. I found each book easy to read and extremely relevant to what is going on in the world today.
The Body - A Guide for Occupants - by Bill Bryson
The Bodyis a down to earth, Anatomy and Physiology book we all should have read in high school. Bill Bryson transforms a very dense and often dull topic into a "page-turner" of a book. The two biggest takeaways that I had from the book were how truly amazing the human body is and how much we still do not know about the human body. If you are a curious person and want to learn a great deal about yourself in a short period of time, I recommend this book. (I actually finished this book in February 2020 prior to the COVID-19 outbreak)
I picked up this book at the beginning of 2020 since distractions appear to be ever-present in life. News. Technology. Interruptions. It seems to be harder and harder to stay focused with the constant stream of incoming information. Indistractablestarts by discussing the internal and external triggers that distract us as humans in the 21st century. Most importantly, the whole second half of the book discusses distinct ways to combat distractions to live a happier and more productive life.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams- by Matthew Walker, PhD
I have always found the topic of sleep interesting, especially for health and restorative powers to the body and mind. Being a person that usually requires 7-8 hours of sleep a night to feel 100% the next day, I read Dr. Walker's book to fully understand the science behind sleep. His well organized and comprehensive book depicts many of the recent studies on sleep and packages them in an appealing read. While long, I am grateful for the knowledge I have learned fromWhy We Sleep.
The titles above are links to the books on Amazon if you are interested.