5 Self-development books to read during quarantine

The world is a scary place right now. All we can do is stay at home and pray everything goes back to normal soon. Being an introvert and a total homebody I don’t mind staying at home and being a book worm I am totally enjoying this time reading and re-reading some of my favorite books.

Even though I am a big fan of fiction and classics, I decided I would make good use of this time and focus on self development. I stocked up on a lot self-help and parenting books and I felt these are some books which are worth your time.

I included parenting books also in the list as I feel as a parent there is always room for improvement to better your relationship with your child.

7 habits of highly effective teens by Sean Covey

7 habits of highly effective teens by sean covey

This is a younger version of 7 habit of highly effective people which I have also read. I first read this book when I was a teenager and I thoroughly enjoyed it so I decided to read it again as the principles he describes in his book are applicable to everyone.

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

smarter, faster,better by charles duhigg

This was a recent find on my trip to the local library (before the quarantine of course). It is a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think. He has also included real life strategy stories of big giants like Google and disney. Definitely a must-read in my opinion.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist - Kindle edition by Coelho, Paulo. Religion ...

Also an oldie but a goldie. One of the most well-read and universally appealing self help book out there. If you have not read it yet please do! It will change the way you think I promise.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

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It has some really great hacks for parenting and how to talk to kids without screaming or nagging that we all tend to do sometimes. I have personally applied some of the techniques they mention in the book and I have to say it really works.

Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children But Were Too Exhausted to Ask by Dalton Conley


This was the most interesting parenting book I have ever read. The author who is a scientist approaches parenting in a very unorthodox and scientific point of view. Definitely not a how-to book but intriguing and funny enough to capture the reader’s attention.

I hope you all stay safe and I hope that the books I have mentioned makes this time a little more bearable.


April 4, 2020 at 6:32 pm

I know I should be learning new things but haven’t found a reason to try. Thanks for sharing. I have a book my baby bought for me and I yet to read it to the middle

April 5, 2020 at 4:06 am

Loved all the recommendations! The Alchemist is a must-read! Put two in my reading list for next month, thanks for sharing

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