The Reading Circle: 3 Books for Jan-March

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Originals by Adam Grant  
Recommended by Devansh  
Do you know that Leonardo Da Vinci took 16 years to complete the Mona Lisa painting, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech was improvised during the LIVE address? Often, the traits that enable us to do our most creative work rest upon our ability to persist, procrastinate, generate large quantities of ideas, challenge the status quo, and fail multiple times. This opulent book with a bouquet of great ideas dives into understanding the success behind successful people through the traits that made their approaches unique.

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by Buckminster Fuller   
Recommended by Raghav   
Buckminster Fuller, architect, designer, inventor, philosopher, and futurist, dons the captain's hat for his ‘spaceship’ Earth. Bucky looks at humanity and the world from the lens of travelers aboard a spaceship without a user manual. How humanity steers the spaceship and whether all aboard have an equitable journey to a better future are some of the ideas that he talks about and in that effort forces the reader to start thinking Globally.

Educated by Tara Westover   
Recommended by Sahil   
We all ask the question of what it means to grow and become self-aware in a complex, ongoing journey that often involves leaving one's past behind while also holding on to it in some way. Educated is a powerful memoir about Tara Westover’s journey from growing up in an abusive household in rural Idaho to earning a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. The book entails Tara’s journey of coming to terms with her past and the complexities of family dynamics while also struggling with feelings of guilt, longing, and ambivalence. Overall, it's a must-read for anyone looking to understand the importance of education, the power of self-determination, and what the word ‘home’ means.

We are excited to start this reading circle which will serve as a community space to promote collective growth over ideas, thoughts, and philosophies that shape the human condition.

At the end of March, we will be hosting book discussion sessions for the above three, and details will be shared closer to the dates. We hope you choose to read at least one book and participate!

Happy Reading. 

TLP Team

TLP Team