Long story short, the last few days have been pretty rainy and The Office has just been playing on rerun. I decided it was time to jump back into all the books I own (way too many that I don’t read nearly enough.) However, this seemed as the best time to talk about my favorite books and the ones I jump to whenever I feel the itch to read.
This is my 11 favorite books…well 10 favorite plus my LSAT Pass Key for studying. (I have many books for studying and preparing for the Law School Admission Test but this is the one that is the most helpful in my view.)
“The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects are perhaps always the same, or very nearly the same, has no occasion to exert his understanding or to exercise his invention in finding out expedients for removing difficulties which never occur. He naturally loses, therefore, the habit of such exertion, and generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become. ”
This book might seem very boring to some…it is an economics book…but I think it is an essential read for anyone and everyone even if you aren’t an economics lover. It goes over the basics of what builds a nations wealth and what shapes its economics. Just go read some exerts from it or the shortened version and see if you like it!
“Although she was gregarious, she inadvertently separated herself from people because she was so often inside her own head, focusing on her creativity.”
This was actually a book that I had to read for AP English Literature and I hated it at first but now I have re read it multiple times. It goes over the different types of people in high school (popular, outcasts, nerds, etc.) and how they are in high school as well as out. It is a great sociological read and I think it can lend great information on society to anyone.
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
This is a joyous and beautiful read for anyone who loves feel good books. It is about a Veterinarian living in Ireland and his fun and quirky encounters throughout his work. Perfect for any animal lover!!
“A billion hours ago, human life appeared on earth. A billion minutes ago, Christianity emerged. A billion seconds ago, the Beatles changed music. A billion Coca-Colas ago was yesterday morning. —Robert Goizueta, chief executive of the Coca-Cola Company, April 1997”
This is one for all those history buffs out there. It goes through the 6 major times in history by drinks that were invented or discovered in that time. Beer comes first with the beginning of civilization and so on. It lays out history in an easy and interesting way.
“If someone treats you disrespectfully or speaks unkindly about you, remember that he or she does so from [his or her] impression that it is right to do so. It is unrealistic to expect that this person sees you as you see yourself. If another person reaches conclusions based on false impressions, he or she is the one hurt rather than you, because it is that person who is misguided.”
There isn’t too much explaining needed for this book…it just goes over a theory of what it means to be an asshole. This is a based philosophy book so many would find it boring but it is such a fun read because we all know assholes who need understanding.