As social distancing and quarantine are becoming the new normal, it is important that we feed our imagination with fictional and non-fictional books to help us escape all the sad news around us.
Polo Avenue has put together our top 7 list of books to inspire and relax your thoughts.
We have been intentional in selecting these literatures and they cover unique topics such as a step by step guide on adding a new skill while at home, ideas on how to move forward after the quarantine and more. Read and enjoy.
WHY ZEBRAS DON’T GET ULCERS
Robert M.Sapolskys acclaimed and successful why zebras don’t get ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.
When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal does, this is we must never resolve conflicts by fighting or fleeing. Reading this book will teach you how to identify and manage stress.
This book promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet to read.
THE BAKING BIBLE
In this book of no-fuss recipes, trusted baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum guides you through every recipe to create over 600 mouthwatering stay home snacks.
Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or you just want to whip up the occasional treat, you will be able to easily make the perfect brownies, banana bread, pies, birthday cakes to feed yourself and loved ones.
Unlock her unique tips and methods for the best flavours and achieving the best baking results.
One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.
It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship.
A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work by Cal Newport is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
VOGUE KNITTING: THE ULTIMATE KNITTING BOOK
The ultimate knitting reference from the worlds most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update including 1600 colour images and brand-new section with techniques and designs to follow.
This book has cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource to add on a new skill while at home. It features an expanded library of step by step guide, and it is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough cross-0referencing.
It is the perfect guide for beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique.
GET A LIFE
This book by heroine Chloe Brown a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion.
The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out, ride a motorcycle, go camping, have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex, travel the world with nothing but hand luggage, and… do something bad.
But it’s not easy being bad, even when you’ve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly.
What Chloe needs is a teacher, and who better than Redford ‘Red’ Morgan a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than ten-thousand Hollywood heartthrobs.
This book will surely keep you glued this quarantine.
FINDING YOUR TRUE NORTH
Based on Bill George’s bestselling book True North, this personal guide offers leaders a comprehensive method for identifying their unique “True North.” The book offers methods for personal reflection and includes targeted exercises that help leaders hone in on the purpose of their leadership and developing their authentic leadership skills.
TALKING TO STRANGERS
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Outliers, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive production of Talking to Strangers, a powerful examination of our interactions with people we don’t know.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise?
Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn’t true? Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.
COVID has introduced new ways of communicating like social distancing-How to talk to strangers may just be a new skill to learn.