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Any book recommendations? Not much of a reader but need a Hobby to decompress from work (that doesn’t involve Netflix)

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I used to read a lot when I was younger but got out of the habit. I bought a kindle paperwhite and downloaded Libby. You can check out books (and audiobooks) from your public library. I’m in the DC area so a lot of the libraries have reciprocity and I have a ton of books available to me, but it may be a little different depending on where you are. This way, you can just return a book you don’t like and takes the risk out of spending $10-$30 on something you might not finish. It may be a way for you to explore different genres without risk.

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I love Libby!

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Steve Jobs by Isaacson, The everything store Ride of a lifetime --> gave me a lot of inspiration which I have been missing lately

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Where the crowdads sing

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I know it’s unpopular opinion but even though I think the writing is beautiful, I can’t get over the plot holes and how it just seems forced. Trying not to give spoilers but if you really try to think about it, so many things in the plot makes no sense.

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Liberal Privilege by Donald Trump Jr

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Well, anything from Jr undermines itself. Nothing interesting, really.

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Art of the Deal - DJT

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D2. i think the majority agreed

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I re-read Dune to prepare for the new movie. Amazing how well that novel has held up, and the ten-odd years since I last read it really made me appreciate some of the nuances more.

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I loved Dune as a young adult (and still do now). Now as I get older, I have much more appreciation for Dune Messiah. Highly recommend, esp. for us Americans who have a tendency to build up messianic heroes.

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That’ll Never Work - book about how Netflix got started so maybe doesn’t fit your criteria, but pretty good read

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I wait to buy paperbacks because I’m cheep and still like physical books: -hillbilly elegy -price of admission -educated -very important people

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Educated 🔥🔥🔥

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Why reading if you’re not much of a reader? Maybe try audiobooks first while you do something else to see if you like consuming books but in easier way? Other hobby ideas - cooking (pick a genre and learn 10 great dishes), exercise or sports, following a sports team, arts like paint or draw, woodcarving, car repair, studying WWII history, ...

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Born to Run

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I’m reading this now, great chronology by The Boss

Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi ( a recent release)

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I LOVED Homegoing, too 5 all time easy

A General Theory of Love. Incredible psychology book

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Love psych books! Any other recommendations?

Sapiens: A brief history of humankind

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For someone getting into reading, I would definitely not recommend this. Too dense and not fun to read at all. Great book, eye opening but needs serious dedication and patience.

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Circe

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think like a monk!

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dont everthink the hype. go in with zero expecations and and an open mind. try out each task / exercise without criticism or judgment

Good Economics for Hard Times

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Freakonomics

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Kingkiller Chronicles (series) by Patrick Rothfuss

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The defining decade, why your 20s matter

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Big fan of Audible. “The Stand” and “The Outsider” are fantastic and very well narrated.

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Just starting The Stand now!

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11/22/63 by Stephen King.

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