Last week on Instagram, I had shared about my addiction problem. How I kept amassing books that I couldn’t find the time to read. Many people shared the same sentiment. The Japanese even have a name for it.
Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them.
If there is an exclusive word for something, then it is not a rare phenomenon. So many people had the same problem that they invented a word to talk about it easily. Anyways, I followed by confession with the next logical step: book suggestions.
I asked people what’s that one book that had a lasting impact on the way you see the world?
I know, it’s a difficult question to answer, but so many people responded with so many interesting books. There were some crappy books in between as well(thou shall not be named). While so many were busy sharing their ‘life-changing’ books with me, a few others texted me on the side asking for the list of books that are being shared, and thus, this post.
I’ll start with my ‘life changing’ books, followed by the ones that were suggested.
I came across some gems through this exercise, that I hope to read one day. If you have a book that changed your perspective in life, do share that below via the comments section.
Instagram stories is a great tool to know people’s opinions. It’s the right mix of social and personal that people are comfortable replying. Now, back to my addiction problem, I don’t have any immediate solutions. However, I am planning to read at least one book a week to get through my backlog. Will be back with something else later.