We have all fallen victim to a failed New Year’s resolution or two. Hopes for a better workout routine or healthier eating habits tend to fall flat around mid-February. Old habits die hard, and it is easy to fall back into your normal routine. But there is one resolution that we should all try to adopt for 2019: find time to read.
When browsing the Kindle store or perusing the shelves of Barnes and Noble, it is normal to head straight for the fiction section. We can all agree that a good fiction can be quite the page-turner, but try to change it up in 2019 by picking up a few nonfiction books. Not only can they be thought provoking, you might learn a thing or two.
Check out these must-read non fictions to keep you busy and entertained in 2019. Whether they were published long ago or just added to the bookshelf, these reads will have you turning page after page.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Paul Kalanithi’s memoir focuses on suffering, but how to simultaneously live life to the fullest. When he was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-thirties, this successful neurosurgeon’s life was thrown for a major loop. Through the pages of When Breath Becomes Air you’ll get a glimpse into how Kalanithi approached death with grace.
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Although Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time was published in the 80’s, it remains a best seller. As one of the world’s greatest minds, this book should be on the top of your list. It discusses how the universe originated and its eventual fate. The concepts are extremely advanced, but Hawking writes in a way that is easily understood.
Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
Not everyone will find interest in Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold while others will find its content even more valuable than gold itself. When you pick up this nonfiction, you’ll learn about the insane rise of Bitcoin and the new age of digital currency.
Nowadays everything from cyber trading to crypto betting advertising sites are numerous; you can educate yourself on this new society through Popper. Since it was published back in 2015, some readers might find the information irrelevant. Regardless, it is a great way to open the door to the world of cryptocurrencies.
Breaking and Entering by Jeremy N. Smith
Breaking and Entering is a popular choice among tech geeks everywhere. It follows the life of the MIT student who began hacking during her years there. She played a significant role in both infiltrating and protecting major corporations. Even though the story is 100% true, this real-life thriller will get your heart racing.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
If you’re interested in the history of humankind and how we have evolved over time, look no further than Sapiens. This book describes the three major revolutions that have shaped humans into what they are today. These three revolutions – cognitive, agricultural, and scientific – have set humans apart from every other lifeform on Earth.