Here are a few good books I’ve read recently:
Indistractable by Nir Eyal – the Stanford lecturer writes about how we can better control our attention in an ever-increasingly distracting world. While it seems like he is making amends to some degree for helping us get Hooked on our devices in the first place, there are some interesting insights around the root causes of distraction and some useful tips for managing it. Here’s an overview and a few tips he covers in the book.
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay – diary entries of sleep-deprived, underpaid, and severely overworked junior doctor in an NHS hospital. Hilarious and shocking. A best-seller and winner of multiple awards.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – a saga about four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.
The Girls by Chloe Higgins – a memoir of family, grief and sexuality. A heartbreaking account of a family’s life after trauma.