10 Unusual & Useful Reads for Men in 2021
Updated: Mar 14
Whether you prefer audio books or the traditional print, self-development books are an essential part of growth. The wise words of great authors can be a great fountain of knowledge and by putting their advice into action, you can build habits that are beneficial to your quest of becoming a better man. Here are the top books for 2021 that you won’t find easily on other lists. Make sure to add them to your library and enjoy!
1. Outliers: The Story of Success From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. 2. Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson The beauty of a mentor. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it? This book gives you one final 'class': lessons in how to live. 3. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: Dynamic Techniques for Turning Fear, Indecision, and Anger into Power, Action, and Love Are you afraid of making decisions . . . asking your boss for a raise . . . leaving an unfulfilling relationship . . . facing the future? Whatever your fear, here is your chance to push through it once and for all. 4. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness Do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition. 5. Master Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Manage Your Feelings Master Your Emotions is the ‘how-to’ manual your parents should have given you at birth. By reading it, you’ll learn a step-by-step process to deal with negative emotions so you can live a happier, more fulfilling life. With pragmatic exercises and personal examples, you’ll explore techniques that counteract draining spirals of negativity and provide immediate relief. 6. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life Practical, funny, implementable advice and stories that will help you understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to be a badass all the time. 7. The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM What's being widely regarded as "one of the most life changing books ever written" may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you've ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible 8. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos How should we live properly in a world of chaos and uncertainty? Jordan Peterson has helped millions of people, young and old, men and women, aim at a life of responsibility and meaning. Now he can help you. 9. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons 10. Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life We all have an ikigai. It's the Japanese word for a reason to live or a reason to jump out of bed in the morning. It’s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer. Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think.