8 Outstanding Books to Read This October | Curated by Dressprise

Posted by Kasturi Shrivastava on

A book is a dream that you hold in your hands... that washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life... that is uniquely portable magic.. that has no end.

We had asked people for their suggestions on what they would Dressprise to curate for them? What is something that they've been longing for? Out of 109 requests, 60% had requested for book collection. 

Detailing out here, why we've picked each of the books:

1. Three Thousand Stitches - By Sudha Murthy | Buy here

Three thousand Stitches - Sudha Murthy - Dressprise

This is her 22nd book and it traces her journey as the Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and talks about her experiences and observations that she gathered in the last twenty years. Three thousand stitches is a collection of 11 mini stories. She talks candidly about the meaningful impact of her work in the devadasi community, her trials and tribulations as the only female student in her engineering college and the unexpected and inspiring consequences of her father's kindness. From the quiet joy of discovering the reach of Indian cinema and the origins of Indian vegetables to the shallowness of judging others based on appearances, these are everyday struggles and victories, large and small. Unmasking both the beauty and ugliness of human nature, each of the real-life stories in this collection is reflective of a life lived with grace.
 

2. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - By David Lagercrantz | Buy here

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - By David Lagercrantz - Dressprise

Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Inspired by Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world. Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding.

3. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time - By Brian Tracy | Buy here

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time - By Brian Tracy

There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. 

But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!
 

4. How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life - By Lilly Singh | Buy here

How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life - By Lilly Singh

From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes to the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side.

Told in her hilarious, bold voice that's inspired over 9 million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success.

Warning: This book does NOT include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That's because success, happiness and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for - not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators. Only stairs. 

5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - By Mark Manson | Buy here

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck - Dressprise

There are only so many things we can give a fuck about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about the experience.

A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in the-eye moment of real talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them truly lead contented, grounded lives. 

6. Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone - By Satya Nadella | Buy here

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone - By Satya Nadella

 Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies.

7. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy - By Sheryl Sandberg | Buy here

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy - By Sheryl Sandberg

OPTION B offers compelling insights for dealing with hardships in our own lives and helping others in crisis. It turns out that post-traumatic growth is common—even after the most devastating experiences many people don’t just bounce back but actually bounce forward. And pre-traumatic growth is also possible: people can build resilience even if they have not experienced tragedy. Sandberg and Grant explore how we can raise strong children, create resilient communities and workplaces and find meaning, love, and joy in our lives.

8. The Whole Shebang: Sticky Bits of Being a Woman - By Lalita Iyer | Buy here

The whole shebang - Dressprise

The sparkling witty smart little black dress of books for women – The Whole Shebang will be invaluable if you are fumbling to find the right man, underwear or career. Lalita Iyer doesn’t do self-help but if you need a survival guide in your pocket, here it is - dating, relationships, money, sex, home, motherhood, friendship, body image, style, and other life skills – languid and real, this will make your journey through life a little wiser and funnier.


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