5 Books to Read this New Year

books to read in 2018

Every month in Nerd Engage we recommend books to read to encourage reading habits. Reading books is a great habit and it will only help you to increase knowledge, focus and analytical skills.

We compile a list of interesting reads from various genres so that you can look into different range of books and writing style.

Also fell free to suggest books so that it can help other readers like you.

Its already New year and its best time of the year to make resolutions to read more books. This time I compiled books to help motivate you and realise about the world we live in.

1. 1984

This book is scary and points out the horrible truth about totalitarian rule. This book is relevant and will still remain relevant after years.

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania.

As literary political fiction and dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style.

2. Thinking Fast and Slow

For a long time, economists have made the assumption that humans are rational. It does not take long to think of countless examples where that is not the case. In Thinking Fast and Slow , Nobel-Prize-Winner Daniel Kahneman discusses many of the ways that people are influenced by situational context.

He helped pioneer behavioral economics and the idea that humans are very irrational when looking at benefits versus costs.

This book paints the way that we think about our decisions in a different light. Awareness of our own biases and what might influence our decisions will help you make more rational and level-headed choices when they count most.

3. Catch- 22
catch 22 , book to read in 2018

Catch-22 is a satirical novel by American author Joseph Heller. He began writing it in 1953; the novel was first published in 1961 .

A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules.

The book is hilarious and well worth your time.

4. The Alchemist

One of the best Inspirational Journey ever written. Its one of my favorite book of all time.

We have the power to pursue the best version of our life. The Alchemist is a classic book that talks about this journey. For anybody trying to find your passions and eliminate the noise, The Alchemist is a powerful book. It is a simple story of a boy that we can draw countless lessons from. It serves as great motivation towards pursuing our "personal legend" and listening to our hearts.

5. The Help

The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. The story is about African Americans working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. A USA Today article called it one of the "summer sleeper hits."

The book was adopted into a film and won an Oscar for the cast.

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  1. I've been looking for a good reading list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the list...I have started adding books to my goodreads shelf for 2018....I have read The Alchemist....I will check if the other books are available in my country to download and read...thank you for the suggestions...

  3. I read 1984 in high school (for fun even, and not part of an assignment!) I haven't read any of the other ones. I really should read Catch-22 in particular.

  4. What an interesting list of books. I have never heard of any expect for The Help. I should look into them.

  5. Nice list of books. I have read a few of them.

  6. Thanks for the list. Unfortunately, some of them are not available at my bookstore. SO will look for them online.


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