Books are the need of the hour, especially with the pandemic making us think of the worst. Here, at ReadersMagnet, we believe that magic happens every time you read a good book. Many books hurdle you into a state of self-reflection and enlightenment which completely revamps your thoughts forever.Living means lifelong learning, and reading is a means to learn fast from the experience of others. Reading books will inspire you to break with ideas and become comfortable with seeking new inquiry lines. Thus, we list below five books that will shape your thinking. These books are hard to find but impossible to forget once you’ve read them.

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random things come into our lives, most of which result in creating good things in our lives. We never know the reason behind this randomness, chances, and luck in our lives, but they influence our lives more than we realize. Nassim Nicholas Taleb also shares the same sentiments. Being a veteran trader and renowned risk expert, Taleb will show you how to perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Although this book is focused on business, what Taleb shares will apply to real life as well. He’ll prove to you that you can do everything wrong and still win. There is still much more to learn from this book that will change your thinking about the world. 

The Other Side of Fear by W. Veronica Lisare

We all have experienced hardships in our life, some more traumatic than others. Many would end up hating themselves, ashamed, and fearful of what the future holds. Hence, W. Veronica Lisare wrote this book to use her voice to help others see that all emotions felt are valid. However, she will reveal to you that you are capable of loving and being loved. As someone who found love in God, she will lead you to Him to be set free from fear and embrace your true identity. Reflect on her experience of surviving an abusive childhood, difficult marriage, betrayal, loss, and overcoming fear on W. Veronica’s book. The Other Side of Fear will teach you to erase your doubts about yourself and see the good things instead. 

Resilient by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Forrest Hanson

There are times when chaos and despair, resilience is vital. Growing our patience, self-worth, kindness, and joy is a must to build lasting well-being in this ever-changing world. Dr. Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson demonstrate through this book what true resiliency is. They will help channel the twelve vital inner strengths, such as balance, happiness, and health. Allow the authors to help you overcome your negative, painful thoughts and feelings, and replace them with positive ones. In reading the books, you’ll be guided to grow wiser, happier, and more grounded with the world. Resilient is well worth to read filled with much richness and wisdom. 

Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles

These days, people are busy hustling and bustling to make money and make ends meet. To many, work is work, and this is what drains the life out of them. Soon, they find themselves stressed and out of life. Thus, Héctor García and Francesc Miralles will introduce you to ikigai. This is a Japanese word that translates roughly as “the happiness of always being busy.” The authors will help you bring meaning and joy to all your days despite being busy. According to the Japanese, every one of us has an ikigai. This book will present to you the daily habits and ways of the world’s longest-living people.

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman

Anything can go wrong at any time, especially when you least expect it. This can leave you anxious and scared of what the world holds for you. James Fadiman presents The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide to safely enhance your thinking, creativity, introspection, and emotional balance. Fadiman, America’s most respected authority on psychedelics, will teach you everything you need to know about using psychedelics as a tool for self-improvement. Read this book and allow yourself to be led not only to healing but also spiritual epiphanies.