Top 8: Uplifting books to read during Ramadan
Satisfying your mind, body and soul
With the month of bettering ourselves and self-exploration starting this weekend, Buro 24/7 Middle East has put together the ultimate list of the newest and best books to start reading over the next month.
Ranging from politics and business to spirituality and health, there is a book here for everyone to learn and enjoy from...
Think Like a Freak - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J.Dubner
From the authors who bought you the New York Times bestselling Freakonomics, comes their latest addition Think Like a Freak – Levitt and Dubner's most revolutionary book yet...
With the authors trademark combination of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, the duo take us inside their unique thought process and teach us how to think more productively, creatively and rationally in the world we live in today. From business to philanthropy to sports and politics, there is no topic that is off limits – all with one goal, teaching you how think like a Freak.
Before I Die – Candy Chang
Inspiration at its best – After losing someone she loved artist Candy Chang painted the side of an abandoned house in her New Orleans neighbourhood with chalk and senticiled the sentence, 'Before I die I want to _____.' Within a day of the walls completion, it was covered in colourful written dreams as neighbours would stop and reflect on their lives.
Since that moment, more than 400 'Before I die' walls have been created people around the world. This beautiful hardcover book celebrates these walls and the wishes of the people who wrote on them – pondering life’s biggest question.
Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power – Michael Reid
This new hardcover book will give you a deep insight into the beautiful country of this year's FIFA World Cup host, Brazil.
Experts believe that the South American country will be the world fifth largest country and seventh largest economy by the year 2030. Often ignored and underappreciated, Brazil, according to renowned, award-winning journalist Michael Reid, is finally beginning to live up to its potential.
Now, Reid gives us his view on the important challenges it faces before it becoming a nation of great global significance.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny – Robin Sharma
Written by motivational speaker and author, Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari provides us with an inspiring tale and a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and happiness.
The book tells the spectacular story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer who is forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his unbalanced life, taking him on a journey that enables him to create a life full of passion, purpose and joy.
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls – David Sedaris
The best-selling author is back with a new book that will provide you with both humour and intelligence, with stories that will leave you deeply moved.
In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris turns his old family memories into a love story, from being in a relationships, to what it means to be part of a family and how its possible in today's absurdities to grow to love oneself.
Grain Brain – David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg
A #1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain's Silent Killers, reveals the hard truth about the effects of wheat, sugar and carbs on the brain.
In the book, Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, offers an in-depth look at how to take control of our 'smart genes' and the dangerous effects of carbs. Grain Brain also gives us a revolutionary 4 week plan, teaching us how to reprogram our genetic destiny.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Alborn
Another New York Times bestseller, Mitch Alborn tells the story of lonely veteran named Eddie who works at an amusement park, who's days are filled with loneliness and regret. Then on his 83rd birthday Eddie dies in a tragic accident, awakening in the afterlife, which is not the lush heaven he was expecting but a place where your life is explained to you by five people.
The timless and deep tale will alter your thoughts about the afterlife and the meaning of our lives here on earth.
What I Know For Sure - Oprah Winfrey
After a film critic asked Oprah Winfrey, "What do you know for sure?" Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure 'column in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Now for the first time, over the last fourteen years of writing the column, her thoughtful pearls of wisom have been revised, updated and collected in this book What I Know For Sure – a stunning record filled with insight and revelation from the one and only Oprah Winfrey.