11 Books to Read While Self-Isolating

11 Books to Read While Self-Isolating

With hours of time cooped up at home, a great way to go offline and unplug is cozying up with a book (or several). I asked our small but mighty team of five at SnackConscious for book recommendations, so there is a little something for everyone!

Tip: want to make it interactive? Gather a group of friends and make it a book club, scheduling virtual meetings to chat!

 

Shannon’s picks:

Thirst by Scott Harrison

An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water.

 Dare To Lead by Brene Brown

The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures. Daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100% teachable. It’s learning and practice that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with our whole hearts.


Craig’s picks:


Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day.


The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer

Singer tells his extraordinary story of what happened when after a deep spiritual awakening in his twenties, he decided to no longer let his personal fears and desires dictate his life but to simply surrender to what life had in store. This radical decision to follow life’s flow led Singer to both the pinnacle of success and the brink of disaster.


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light.

Meg's picks:


Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave, 'Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams', wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment.


Faraz’s picks:


Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep is a summary of scientific research on sleep to date, providing insight on how sleep affects cognitive and physical performance in both the short and long term, and what you can do improve your own sleep.

 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: our most basic actions are not the product of well-considered decision making, but of habits we often do not realize exist. By harnessing this new science, we can transform our lives.

 

Jason’s picks:


The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

The magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.


Eat Dirt by Josh Axe

Doctor of Natural Medicine and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe delivers a groundbreaking, indispensable guide for understanding, diagnosing, and treating one of the most discussed yet little-understood health conditions: leaky gut syndrome.

 

 


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