Books I loved this year / by Nina Faulhaber

Love when people share their reading lists with me (please share!), so sharing a few books that had the biggest impact on me this year in case you're looking for new learning materials. They're no secrets but in case you have missed them, I found these genuinely added something to my life

The Alchemist by Paul Coelho. I read this at 27, finally. One thing I know: I will give it my children to read when they're 7. Or earlier :) The story of Santiago, the shepard experiencing the interconnectedness of the world whilst pursuing his personal legend learn is mindblowingly beautiful.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I (finally) read it. This was around the same time when I was living out of a suitcase for numerous weeks this summer, as we moved ADAY from London to NYC. It had a profound impact on me because it was so in line with a view on life / style of living I had been adopting more and more: I wanted to take out the complexity. Buy less stuff, own less, travel light, create headspace. All this allows to focus on what's really important.

Thinking Fast Thinking Slow by Daniel Kahnemann. The human brain is fascinating. This is a great analysis on how we think, human (ir)rationality and happiness. Ok admitting I'm not fully through this (it has like 4 inch width) but since I read it I've done a lot more reading on the brain, flow states and meditation and it's proven to be an excellent basis for all this.