Reading is a great way to learn, grow, and unplug from the workday. As the GROWL Team, like many others, is staying home to protect our communities and flatten the curve, we’ve been finding ways to disconnect that don’t involve a screen. Today, we’re celebrating World Book Day by sharing a few of our favorite at-home reads! Check out GROWL’s top books to enjoy while being safer at home.

GROWL’s Top Books

A House in the Sky  –  Amanda Lindhout

A House in the Sky recounts Amanda Lindhout’s experience as a hostage to teenage militants in southern Somalia. The book was a New York Times bestseller in 2013.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones  –  James Clear

This book guides its readers through habit formations, posing behavioral changes as a way to get 1% better every day.

Draplin Design Co: Pretty Much Everything  –  Aaron James Draplin

Draplin’s design guide offers valuable advice and hilarious commentary that illustrates how much more goes into design than just what appears on the page.

The four agreements  –  don miguel ruiz

This self-help book offers a personal code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom. It helps readers grow by encouraging freedom from self-limiting beliefs.

Good Clean Fun – Nick Offerman

If you’re looking to go behind the scenes to shop life this book is for you. From insights and essays to DIY wood projects, there’s something for every skill level.

Goodtype: The Art of Lettering  –  Brooke Robinson

This book features artwork from over 100 artists from all over the world that builds the ultimate collection of lettering inspiration.

Grit – Angela Duckworth

Pioneering psychologist, Angela Duckworth, explains the secret sauce of success: a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Less: A Visual Guide to Minimalism – Rachel Aust

Simplify and amplify living by mastering the fundamentals of minimalism through this visual guide to embracing a minimalist lifestyle.

Little Fires Everywhere  –  Celese Ng

This is a riveting story that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

My (not so) Perfect Life – Sophie Kinsella

Part love story, part workplace drama; this novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world.

Paddle Your Own Canoe – Nick Offerman

In this book, full of comedic relief, Nick Offerman shares his take on life, manliness, mean, mustaches, and so much more.

Self-Reliant Entrepreneur  –  John Jantsch

This book is a must for all entrepreneurs. Jantsch provides a guide of entrepreneurial wisdom and improving mental health.

Shackelton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer  –  Margot Morrell & Stephanie Capparell

This read translates the leadership style of Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackelton, into modern business practices.

Thief of Time  –  Terry Pratchett 

Everybody wants more time, but in this story, only experts can handle it. Pratchett brings in a mixture of fantasy and history, prompting the curiosity of where time goes.

What it takes  –  stephen a. schwarzman 

This book is perfect for business leaders and entrepreneurs. Schwarzman provides an authentic look at what it takes to turn dreams into reality.

Reading & mental health

Taking time to read doesn’t only help improve vocabulary and extend brain capacity; reading is a way to destress and unplug. Whether you are reading a motivational self-help guide or checking into a fantasy world, reading allows you to disconnect from the common stresses of life. GROWL encourages you to check out one (or all) of our top reads.

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