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Here are 5 reads we can all sink our teeth into in 2022. From exploring emotions to embarking on a personal transformation, these books by Diwan Bookstore will give us a lot to think about in the New Year.

1. Atlas of the Heart

By Berne Brown

In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human.

As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.

2. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

By Daniel J. Siegel

Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients. His first book will help all of us understand the potential we have to create our own lives. Showing us mindsight in action, Dr. Siegel describes real cases and success stories.

3. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

By Adam Grant

This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more – it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it.

The best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking; learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.

4. The Comfort Book

By Matt Haig

“It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learnt while we are at our lowest. But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard.”

The Comfort Book is Haig’s life raft. It’s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig’s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem.

Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.

5. Man’s Search for Meaning

By Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946.

At the heart of Frankl’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for “meaning”) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful.

Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.

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