2024’s Top Choices: Books for Every Reader
In the enormous pool of literature, finding the perfect book can feel a little overwhelming. As readers, we want to captivate the essence of every possible piece of literature that bewitches our heart. With the beginning of the new year let’s discover the literary treasure that’s waiting ahead in 2024.
Whether you’re a person who loves to hold a hard copy of your favourite book with you, or you are an e-book reader, the method of reading a good book doesn’t define your worth. Most entrepreneurs prefer listening to audiobooks to maintain their work-life balance. Therefore, you can also absorb your new reading hobby by listening to podcasts which can be done easily any time for example, while commuting or cleaning.
Whether you’re a bibliophile or a new reader, we’ve recommended a book for everyone. In 2024’s Top Choices: Books for Every Reader, we’ll explore a well curated list of books including books from various genres and themes.
Below is a list of 10 best books to elevate your reading in 2024, that will help lead you to a better, stronger, and happier 2024.
1.Time Shelter: By Georgie Gospodinov
The plot of the novel revolves around a psychiatrist named Gaustine who has created a clinic especially designed for Alzhimer patients, Gaustine takes his patients through a time lane with uniquely designed floors from the 20th century . Soon the clinic became popular and healthy people started visiting the clinic as well to relive their memories.
Narrator travels through countries to collect objects related to the patient’s memory lane. While treating his patients Gaustine comes through his patients horrific memories, he realised sometimes forgetting memories helps heal a lot of traumatic events and nostalgia is not necessarily about what you had but sometimes is about what you wanted.
The Time Shelter written by Bulgarian writer Gospodinov and translated to english by Angela Rodel is the first Bulgarian-language novel to be nominated and win The International Booker Prize in 2023. In 2022 it was also termed as the best book of the year by The New Yorker Magazine.
2. Super Communicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection by Charles Duhigg
Written by Charles Duhigg, who has previously authored The Power of Habit, The New York Times Best Seller in 2012 and The Pulitzer Prize Winner (2013).Super Communicators divide communications into three types : emotional (which includes how we feel), social (who we are), practical (what the conversation is really about) and stresses on identifying the type of conversation one is having to have a better conversation where you are being heard and hear others clearly.
Charles Duhigg is an American Journalist and writer, who is also the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. He has worked with The New York Times and currently writes for The New York Time Magazine.
3. Midnight’s Children: by Salman Rushidi
Written by Salman Rushidi, Midnight’s Children written in 1981 is based on the life of children born on the midnight of India’s Independence. Plot of the novel revolves around the life of 1001 children and the trajectory of their lives in contrast to the growth of freshly Independent India and the incidents that happened during that time.
Midnight’s Children has won Booker Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1981 and “Bookers of Bookers” prize in 1993 and 2008 on the 25th and 40th anniversary of The Booker Prize.
Salman Rushi is an Indian origin British-American writer and novelist , in his 40 years of writing career he has written 15 novels till now and “Victory City” released in February 2023 being the latest one.
4. Come and Get It: Kiley Reid
This book is based on principles Dalio had developed while running Bridgewater Associates. In Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio, he provides a very transparent outlook on one of the most successful investment companies in the world. By reading Principles, one can realize the importance of radical transparency and honesty.
Dalio effectively argues and allows readers to better express themselves and understand others. This book is particularly appreciated in his approach to iterative decision making and goal achievement.
5. Blue Ocean Strategy: by Renee Maubourgne, W.Chan Kim
Written by W.Chan.Kim and Renee Mauborgne in 2004, “Blue Ocean” is a pioneer in the field of business related books. Blue Ocean Strategy is plotted around how companies can think out of the box and create new markets instead of competing in an existing market.
Book has divided the market into two: one “Blue Ocean” where there is less competition and second a “Red Market” where there is much competition. The author explains how businesses can generate creative ideas to create a new market space for their brand through examples and case studies of successful businesses that have carved a new market space for their product.
6. The Twentieth Wife: by Indu Sundaresan
For people who like to read historical romance fiction, The Twentieth Wife is a masterpiece to read. Written by Indu Sundaresan one of India’s best-known female authors, the plot of the novel revolves around the life of Jahangir (Salim) fourth Mughal Emperor of the Mughal Emperor and his childhood love and twentieth wife Jahan Nara Begum (Mehr-un-nisa). Life and politics inside of Haram has been beautifully depicted.
7. You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero is a New York Times bestselling author.
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen synchronises the concept that financial abundance begins with the mindset. Jen Sincero combines the hilarious personal narrative as best describing technique with “aha” concepts to help the readers grasp their earning potential and get real results. By channelling the SASS and wit made her the bestseller for You Are a Badass book. Jen Sincero helps readers to identify and overcome their limiting beliefs surrounding money.
8. The Deep Learning Revolution :By Terrence J. Sejnowski
The bright future is deep learning. This scenario of machine learning is where algorithms are built to mimic the structure and function of the human brain’s neural networks, for tasks ranging from autonomous driving to a proper virtual assistant. J. Sejnowski is a deep learning veteran and instrumental in the development of deep learning in the 1980s. If you want to simply understand what AI is then, “you need to read The Deep Learning Revolution by Terrence J. Sejnowski
9. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (the journalist) is a nonfiction book
Bad Blood is a detailed rise and fall of Theranos and the book is sort of like the Enron scandal meets The Emperor’s New Clothes. The book has everything that people hate about Silicon Valley and rolled into one very entertaining book. While reading Bad Blood you’ll be in both disbelief and outrage as the Theranos story unfolds.
The book reveals how depraved the startup world can be. This book has one of the most interesting topics broached on the powerful fear of running rampant in the startup world.
10. This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin
This book by Seth Godin is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and Instant New York Times Bestseller. The book has the approach of game-changing marketing rules by Seth Godin.
This book is Marketing, a culmination of Godin’s history and thinking abilities of the big ideas behind all the tactics and stories in the other books. He offers in this book a complete overview of current thinking, challenges and the assumptions of old paradigms that are still prevalent in the marketing world.