The bliss of an uneventful Friday night: what to read.
Those of you who are well over 30 (or just bookworms) know exactly what I’m talking about when I say uneventful Friday nights are the best. These quiet evenings when most of the people are hammered at the bar are perfect for some soul hugging books that propel you into another world. And the best thing? All you need to do is make some tea and sit on your couch!
Let below books inspire you to get cosy and stay in tonight:
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Recently I started following the book club of Jenn Im called the ‘Curl up club’ (best name ever, right? I highly recommend this account!) on Instagram. The book of September was ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid which I immediately purchased and never looked back. This novel about Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo who suddenly at old age decides to spill the highly anticipated beans of her life to struggling writer Monique Grant will definitely spice up your uneventful Friday evening.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
Ok, it’s confession time: In all honesty, I purchased this book because I was re-binging the Big Bang Theory and rekindled my love for Stephen Hawking. Even though there are some big (and when I say big I mean BIG) questions in there that will leave you a little unsettled I had trouble putting the book down. (Think: ‘Will we survive on Earth’ and ‘What is inside a black hole’) I would highly recommend this read if you are caught up in the nitty-gritty of life. These big questions and even bigger answers will make you remember what matters most, in a good way.
After all, we are just some random animals living on this weird turning ball in a big black nothing, right?
The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhuo
I loved this book. It’s not just any old management book about how to interact with your reports, but truly, a page-turner handbook for (aspiring) managers. Julie Zhuo explains how she went from being a design intern at Facebook to a mentor and manager leading the design team. There are some real pearls of knowledge hidden in this book that you can not only use in your job but also in your daily life. If you want to read a bit more about this: I did a write up about whether delegating makes you trivial based on this book, which you can find here.
So, there you have it. Turn on that kettle, hop into that fleece onesie and enjoy these three great reads that will make you look forward to Friday nights, on the couch!
The things that make you forget what time it is are the things you should treasure. To me, that has always been a combination of writing and drawing.
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