Yep. Reading is Fundamental. It's also massively savvy. It not only expands your horizons, it sharpens your ability to communicate well - and that is important, no matter what you do. Here's a tip, when starting a personal library try to fill it with hardback books, then you can leave them to future generations (your kids), and buy books you really like, not ones that will impress your friends. That way you'll actually read them. BUT it is savvy to stretch yourself and buy one book, at least once a year, that is actually good for your brain. Make yourself read it. Information is savvy.
BUT, if reading hasn't been your thing, here are some must-read books to get your toes wet and see you through to the end of summer:
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (obvs.)
- The High Mountains of Portugal (by the author of Life of Pie)
- You'll Grow Out of It (by Jessi Klein, head writer on 'Inside Amy Schumer)
- American Housewives: Stories (a witty look at the mundane)
- Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business (learn why some people are able to get so much stuff done, faster)