There are essential books that can be of great help to us when it comes to knowing how the world works, and understanding how it is, easily and simply. We propose 5 of those unique and interesting books.

A good reading can accompany us even in the moments of maximum solitude. It can even become a “great little ally” that we can find on our nightstand before going to sleep.  Thanks to him, we will be able to fall asleep and wake up the next day with a much more positive energy.

In fact, there are many famous people who claim that the keys to their success are due to how much they have learned from reading. This is the case of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who every year recommends self-help books for those people who are having a hard time or simply need answers on the most basic aspects of life. Here we have made a selection of all of them. Although there are obviously many more.

‘The Road to Character’ – David Brooks

Who knew that one of the most important columnists of the New York Times was going to need to save his soul by writing a book like this? Well, this is the storyline of “Road to Character”, a book that defends that HUMILITY is one of the most undervalued human qualities that exist today.

Through simple, self-taught prose, David Brooks teaches us how to cultivate the virtues of praise. Its success has been such that this book is already one of the best sellers in the self-help sections of any bookstore.

‘What would happen if…?’ – Randall Munroe

Surely many of you have ever wondered: “How does a dishwasher work?”, “Why are the clouds white?” or “How much physical space does all the data on the Internet occupy?”. 

Worst of all, all these questions are scientific in nature and therefore difficult to understand. However, thanks to this ‘ What if…? We can find answers to all of them in a funny and even ironic way that will make reading this book much more enjoyable. A true essential for the most curious.

‘The Success Attitude’ – Carol S. Dweck

This book was one of the basic pillars by which Bill Gates became one of the most successful people on the planet. Although it is more than a decade old, the truth is that it can help both young and older people to have a more positive attitude throughout their lives.

For this, this book highlights the importance of will and motivation when it comes to achieving any goal that we set for ourselves. These two qualities must be the engines that must move mountains throughout our lives if we are to be ambitious and successful in the long term.

‘Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever’– Nancy Leys Stepan

Viral diseases and processes have accompanied man for as long as he can remember. But what if they suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth?

This is the eternal question that Nancy Leys Stepan presents us, who through this book puts us in the shoes of Fred Lowe Soper, an American doctor who for many years fought fiercely to end a multitude of epidemics such as yellow fever or malaria. Both in Africa and Latin America. Without a doubt, a great lesson that saving lives is within everyone’s reach.

‘The Vital Question’ – Nick Lane

It seems incredible that human beings have evolved from simple bacteria over millions and millions of years.

This is basically one of the main questions proposed by Nick Lane, an acclaimed biochemist who provides simple and readable conclusions about human evolution, a tricky subject that has confronted scientists, politicians, philosophers and religious for generations.

These are some of the books recommends to you. As we have explained at the beginning of the article there are many more. Therefore, we will be delighted if you leave us your recommendations in the comments below.


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