There is a time of the year when everyone should take time to evaluate what has passed and see (or foresee) what is to come. Most of the people assume that any moment, during summer holidays, could possibly fit best this purpose.
Therefore I decided to group here three meaningful books that have crossed my path in the recent past and could possibly be appealing for anyone is search for books to read while on holiday.
1. Nudging: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, by Cass R. Sustain and Richard H. Thaler
Why: 9 years after the book was girstly publiashed Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize for his research in Behavioural Economics (this book is largely about the engineer behind decisions). The prose is witty and the findings could turn down many of your current beliefs. An Economy book that doesn’t look like one.
2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
Why: there is a phenomenal example taken by the experience of Micheal Phelps and how routine and visualisation have a deep influence on his performances. It could help you decipher a pattern you are unknowingly following and make a good habit out of a bad one.
3. Nine Stories, by J. D. Salinger
Why: the real question being “Why not?”. I love this author and I have already read the 9 stories included in this collection early on. It opens with “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” which both unveils the incomparable ability of the author in imitating kid voices and his being a short stories master of the highest quality (a masterpiece in less than 20 pages).