When talking about books, there are books that are so lengthy and time-consuming that sometimes you even end up not finishing them. These books being time-consuming evidently does not lessen their worth, but can be of no use if you end up not finishing them.
However, when we start reading books, we should consider books that are not so lengthy and minimum time-consuming. This is because when we just reading, we are developing a habit and while we are doing that we should start from baby steps.
This way you’ll be able to develop a stable reading habit without messing up and procrastination.
Nevertheless, here are some of the books that will not take more than two days to complete.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago, who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids.
Along the way, he meets a Romany woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the right direction for his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or whether Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path, but what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of treasure within.
Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.
- THINK STRAIGHT: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Darius Foroux.
I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head. You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out — call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what?
99% of your thoughts are useless. William James, once the leading psychologist in America, and one of the founders of the philosophical school of pragmatism, put it best:
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”
Pragmatism believes that a mind is a tool. Your mind should work for you, not against you. People who don’t master their minds, don’t believe it’s possible.
They say: “I can’t help but think these things.”
Well, you can TAKE CONTROL of your mind with enough practice. I’ve done it. And in THINK STRAIGHT, I share exactly how. It’s a quick read and you can use it immediately to improve your thinking.
You have the ability to decide what you think. Or, you can choose NOT to think.—-author.
- Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life
The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. Inspiring and comforting, this book will give you the life-changing tools to uncover your personal ikigai. It will show you how to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into your passions.