Reading is one of my favourite hobbies, but it was only until college that I started to read books and create reading lists. Reading lists are a great way to share the books that we love with other people and find new ones that we might like. It is also an excellent way for me to remember what I read and reflect on them. I will share this month’s book list with you in this blog post.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. The book was first published in 1988 and has been translated into over 67 languages. It is the most translated Portuguese language book in history. This book is about a shepherd boy who goes in search of a treasure buried in the Egyptian pyramids. Along the way, he meets an Englishman and an Alchemist, who gives him some advice that changes his life. The story is about self-discovery and following one’s dreams.
2. The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate by Harriet Lerner
Harriet Lerner is a psychotherapist who has been helping people for more than 40 years. In her book, The Dance of Connection, she shares her insights and experience on how to heal from trauma and personal experience. She focuses on how to create a connection with someone else in order to have the conversation that you really need. She talks about the importance of understanding that each person has their own unique way of communicating, and we should not just assume what they want or need. She also emphasizes that we should not be afraid to ask questions because they are not going to be offended, and it will help them understand what you are trying to say. The Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner is a guide for anyone who wants to learn the art of conversation and healing conversations with those who are in need of emotional support.
3. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
This book is a must-read for anyone who deals with trauma. The author, Bessel van der Kolk, is one of the world’s leading experts on traumatic stress. Additionally, this book will help you understand what happens to the human body and mind when trauma occurs. It will also help you understand how to prevent and heal the effects of trauma. However, it also offers a new understanding of how we can heal from traumatic events. It also provides many practical strategies for both professionals and survivors themselves to use in their daily lives.
I have always been a reader, but I never used to read books. I would read articles and blog posts because they were shorter and more convenient. But I found that I could read a lot more material when I started reading books. Before, I would spend hours on the internet or watching TV when I should have been doing something productive, but now if there is nothing to do or watch, it’s time to pick up a book!
I divide my reading time into two parts. First, I read the book slowly, taking notes as I go along (if necessary). This way, I can focus on reading and understanding the book without getting distracted by taking notes. Second, once I have finished reading the book, I go back through it again at a faster pace to take more thorough notes.