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Amazing Books Guaranteed to Make You Think

posted: 07/13/17
by: Kristine Boyd
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It is important to always keep our minds active, even in the summer! From learning about the science of happiness to amazing success stories, these great reads are sure to expand your mind. Swap out that summer romance for one of these books that will truly make you think. Happy reading!

The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala

Healthy and psychology expert, Emma Seppala, takes her readers through a journey on how to be out happiest selves. It has been proven that happiness is key to being successful in personal and professional endeavors. Emma provides her readers staggering facts and research about happiness, relationship, mental health and more!

Happiness (a state of heightened positive emotion) has a significant impact all all areas of your life; work, relationships, productivity, professional and personal lives. Positive emotions are key in manifesting success of any kind. No one likes, wants to work with or be around a debbie downer. Most importantly you do this for YOU. Not for anyone else. You do this so that you can have a more happier and well off life. Some by-products of that includes better friendships, relationships, more opportunities, etc. Success does NOT mean high stress. That is a false notion. Want to be more happier? Then I absolutely recommend this book to you. ... Quick Points: 6 Keys to Happiness and Success. 1.)Live (or work) in the present moment 2.) Tap into your resilience 3.) Manage your energy 4.) Do nothing 5.) Be good to yourself 6.) Show compassion to others ... #thehappinesstrack #books #selfhelp #selfimprovement #happy

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Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell

What is different about successful people? Malcolm Gladwell analyzes stories of some of the most successful people in the world. He takes a different approach by looking at where they came from, their families, culture and other related factors that have led to their success rather than what they did to rise to the top. This is a truly eye-opening read.


The Martian
by Andy Weir

I know what you're thinking. "I saw the movie, why should I read this book?" There is so much to learn from this story! Scientists have called this one of the most scientifically accurate sci-fi novels on the shelves. This novel will teach you so much and you will feel accomplished after reading this amazing story.

Since I missed Wednesday, here's another #tbt post for The Martian by Andy Weir! I recently read this one and I am entirely enamoured with it. It's hilarious, exciting, terrifying, heartfelt, and really, really smart. The best part is that everything in this novel is scientifically accurate! Andy Weir is actually a science genius who was hired by NASA at the age of fifteen! I highly recommend this novel for anyone who loves science and space travel, even if it isn't your forte. Everything Mark Watney does to ensure his survival is broken down and explained so it is easy to understand. You'll learn cool things like how to make water out of jet fuel. I would definitely rate this a 5/5 for me, The Martian a solid novel with really well-developed characters and plot // I don't want to give away any previous context to this quote I featured from page 64 because I love the silliness of this moment. It will be much funnier when you read it, I promise! . . . . #booksofinstagram #bookreview #themartian #andyweir #llamareads #broadwaybooks

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel Pink

Ever wondered what really motivates you? Daniel Pink exposes us to research on the science behind human motivation. He discusses what motivates us and what it takes to motivate others. Daniel also talks about how this phenomenon affects various aspects of our lives. This book will change the way you think about your drive to do things.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

As we grow older, it becomes scarier to say and do creative things out loud. Elizabeth Gilbert is here to tell you how to be creative beyond all your fears! She tells you how to chase after your biggest dreams and face what you fear most. This is a profoundly inspiring novel to be creative and to be your own person. This is a must read!

#bigmagic #creativelivingbeyondfear #elizabethgilbert #bookstagram

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

We all need to pick up around the house everyday but Marie Kondo writes about how decluttering your space can change your life. People who have started living minimalistic life styles have lost weight, decreased their anxiety and improved their relationships. Read about how you can do the same!

Do your clothes, books, household items, etc. "spark joy?" Read this bestseller and learn how to figure it out.

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