Christmas: time to think, and to read

Hi all,

Christmas is approaching, days are getting very short, it’s cold outside in most parts of the northern hemisphere… so, is there a better time to feed our minds (instead of just our bellies)? I hardly think so! #BeALearningAnimal

In my quest to improvement and learning, I always cherish these times where it’s really hard to find better things to do than something that makes me grow, there are literally no excuses I can think of to avoid doing useful things with my time.

Here’s my reading list for the coming break:

  • Open by Andre Agassi (currently reading): fascinating story of one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Very interesting the dichotomy he lives by, hating tennis and being “cursed” to play it for a living. It’s also my first professional athlete’s bio, I am curious to see what it takes to become the best at what you do. #OwnYourLife
  • Lessons of history by Will and Ariel Durant: suggested by Ray Dalio in his book Principles. It should be a short read that helps decipher some of the recent events as, Dalio claims, “history tends to repeat and those who see the patterns have massive advantages over those who don’t”. #AlwaysAskWhy
  • Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday. I saw the documentary on Netflix and I am very curious about this book about the fall of Gawker. Very interesting to learn more details about the case and Holiday is a great writer. #FillTheGap
  • The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams. Chilling is important and I can’t believe I have never read this one. #StayCool (not that I am stressed, but every now and then it’s important to detach from things and reading smart iconic novels seems like a good way to do it 🙂 )
  • Guide to classical music by Gareth Malone. I want to learn more about some of the pieces and composers I recently discovered. #GoOneLevelDeeper

5 books between now and Jan 2nd, not bad if I can read them all! 🙂

What about you? What’s your list?
Share the book or books you are planning on reading in the comments on social media so we can all benefit from your choices!
If you are not sure what to read, check out my list of all-time favourites and get going!

Of course I will also spend time with my family, do things with them, cook, eat, celebrate. I will write a post on how to make that time useful, as well as pleasant, next week so stay tuned! 🙂 

As always, thanks for following, liking, commenting, posting, sharing.

Merry Christmas!
Davide