By Andre Baquerizo

Over the past few months I haven’t been reading as much as I should, heck, I still have at least 2 (I think) on my bookshelf that I haven’t finished reading that I started this year. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to buy more books (oops!). But if I step into a bookstore, it’ll take you hours on end to try and get me to leave (keyword: try). This is going to be a short list since I think you got the idea that I haven’t been on top of my reading lately.

One of the most recent books that I have read is ‘The Psychopath Test’ by Jon Ronson. Not going to lie, I read this book in a heartbeat. It was SO good, funny, and serious all in one. This book basically teaches you how to identify psychopaths around you, but Jon tends to not use such serious language in parts of the book, so you tend to forget that it he is actually trying to identify these people within the crowd. It goes from making fun of psychopaths to genocide. He also talks about serial killers, CEOs, etc., and how they act without sympathy and how those kind of people are interconnected. It kind of gives you a false hope of the book because the way Jon writes is hilarious, so you might get sidetracked of funny moments and then quickly snapped back into, ‘OH. OKAY JON. Calm down please with these killings.’ Overall, this book is hands down one of my favorite books, not only because I’m super into the psychology type books, but because it is a very well written book that you won’t want to put down.

For the past year I’ve been wanting to get This Modern Love’ by Will Darbyshire. What first caught my attention from this book was not only the fact that he had already, kind of, convinced me of buying it through one of his videos, but because it is a compilation of love letters about the modern state of love and relationships; mainly being love letters written to loved ones. This really caught my attention because I am obsessed with diary-based books, mainly because some just speak to you, in a way. This book is described as a “museum of heartbreak, misery, tears, warmth, hidden smiles, and art.” It has also found its way of allowing people to find closure after breakups due to the beautiful words that he uses in his book and from the letters. Also, if you’re a hopeless romantic or just love love, this book is for you.

Do to the lack of not reading for fun for the past year, I have no idea what other book I want to read. However, I came across ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ by Mark Manson. Being a person that used to care about what everyone thought of/about me, I feel like I was meant to come across this book. This book is described as a slap in the face to the people of this generation to be able to live more honest, grounded lives, and to not let one little unimportant thing consume you.

What is your favorite book? Comment below!

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