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Whether you're a big fan of reading or not, it's safe to say that these inspiring books for men are exactly what you need to revitalize your day-to-day routine. There's absolutely nothing more dismal than a life that lacks inspiration or, even worse, motivation. Through these novels you'll come to not only learn but gain understanding of love, business, money, influence, politics — the list is endless.
That's the best part about these books, they aren't your standard run-of-the-mill self-help drivel. They create a cohesive narrative, whether it's through the ancient tellings of Chinese warfare or using an animal as a metaphor for man, you're not going to be bored with these selections, we promise.
Look, we know that binge-watching the latest and greatest Netflix has to offer might sound like a better alternative — and we tend to agree — but, every once in awhile it's important to take a break from the constant screen-obsession and kick it old school with a good paperback. Try it out, who knows? You may love it.
The Call of the Wild
Written by Jack London, The Call of the Wild embodies the hopes, frustrations, and romantic notions of American life during the first years of 20th century. The story itself is centralized around a "heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature."
Where to buy: Amazon, $3
Written by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist combines elements of magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder to create an inspiring story of self-discovery highlighting the importance of listening to your heart and following your dreams.
Where to buy: Amazon, $10.19
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Written by Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is considered to be "one of the most inspiring books ever written". It is both a business and self-help book that has transformed the lives of people ranging from presidents and CEOs to educators and parents.
Where to buy: Amazon, $10.50
How To Win Friends & Influence People
Written by Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends & Influence People will teach you six ways to make people like you, 12 ways to win people to your way of thinking, nine ways to change people without arousing resentment and much more.
Where to buy: Amazon, $9.60
Written by Walter Isaacson, this book is based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.
Where to buy: Amazon, $11.99
The Art Of War
Penned by high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician Sun Tzu is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. Beyond military thinking, it can be applied to business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
Where to buy: Amazon, $3.99
Brave New World
Written by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World is a thought-provoking work of literature that deals with elements of freedom, technology and humanity. Even though it was written in the 30s, it speaks volumes to the culture of the 21st-century detailing a "world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites."
Where to buy: Amazon, $12.99
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