It’s my wife’s bday, and she loves books! Especially the about the brain, how people think, or religious books–especially those that bring new perspectives. What do you recommend?

I’ve just got to say, you are one smart man! Okay, here are the official One Man Book Club recos for smart, deep-thinking, book-lover wives:

Educated by Tara Westover
Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu
The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life by Terryl L. Givens and Fiona Givens
Eve and the Choice Made in Eden by Beverly Campbell
Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley by Virginia H. Pearce

Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
The Whole Brained Child by Daniel J. Siegel
The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen and Amy Ellis Nutt
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Predictably Irrational by Dr. Dan Ariely
Games People Play by Eric Berne
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Selligman
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
The Undiscovered Self: The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society by C G Jung
Man and His Symbols by C G Jung
The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change by Timothy D Wilson
Not Nice by Aziz Gazipura
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Anything by Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink, or David & Goliath are the best in terms of being about the brain and how people think)
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

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