Journalists themselves have a tough time finding time to read. They’re often pressed for hours of conversation with sources and the constant need to be on top of the news. But there are some books that we’ve found to be helpful, informative and entertaining. So if you’re looking for ideas for your own reading list or want to pick up a gift for the journalist in your life.
Dinathanthi is a very interesting book on India. It was written by the famous journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was brutally murdered in Russia. She used to write columns for the Moscow Times and Russia Today websites and was known for her strong but fair pen against injustice in Russia.
In this book, she talks about Indian politics and culture from the 1990s to 2004. The book has a lot of insights into the current state of affairs in India as well as interviews with famous persons across various fields such as politics, cinema, economy and art.
This is a math book that you can read cover to cover or read only certain sections. It’s written by an author named Martin Gardner who specialized in math.
1. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
The author, Trevor Noah, is a famous comedian, and he wrote this book before he became really famous. He talks about his life in South Africa as the child of a black mother and white father, during the time of apartheid. It’s not hard to see how this book will be funny. But it’s also filled with great lessons about relationships and how one should handle those tough family circumstances.
2. India: A Portrait
Journalist Anna Politkovskaya wrote this book about her trip to India. She writes about the culture and politics of India at that time (2005-2006). It is very interesting as she meets with various important people who shape Indian society such as politicians, businessmen and famous Bollywood actors.
3. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
This book is written by a famous writer, businessman and motivational speaker, Stephen R. Covey. He explains seven habits that highly effective people have and how they can help you become more productive in your life. This book is a must read for everyone and it’s very interesting.
4. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
This book was written by the famous Dalai Lama. It talks about how to become more happy through various ideas and examples. It has a lot of quotes from the Buddhist religion and it’s very inspiring to read. The Dalai Lama is a very interesting man; he’s the 14th leader of the Tibetan people.
5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck:
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
This is another book by self-help author Chris Guillebeau, who talks about how being unafraid can guide you toward happiness and success. He also gives advice on how to be less selfish and compassionate as well as how to stop giving out negative energy that can cause people harm. This book is very interesting and helpful for everyone.
6. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
This book is written by Atul Gawande, who is a famous surgeon and writer. He wrote this book about how important checklists can be in the medical field. He tells the story of how he came to create his own checklist for surgery, after witnessing many mistakes that could have been easily avoided if there had been an established list of do’s and don’ts. This book is very inspiring and interesting to read.
7. The Alchemist
This was written by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian writer who has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. It tells the story of a Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago and his journey to Egypt. He meets a mysterious old man named Al-kim who tells him that he must travel to Egypt in order to find one of his life’s treasures. In this book, Coelho explains how following your dreams can bring you happiness and how it can be a huge part of your life.
This is an interesting book that contains interviews with famous people in the world today across many fields such as politics, business, sports, technology and film. What makes this book so interesting is seeing what important people think about various topics in life.