As 2022 wraps up I thought I could share some of my favorite reads of the year. Outside of Sport and Marketing, I am interested in books that provide me with new perspectives on life. The books that I have chosen to share provided new insights into my life and I hope they can with you as well.
1. The Autobiography of Malcolm X - As told by Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Malcom X brings forward the personal thoughts from one of the most influential leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Writer Alex Haley and Malcom X takes you through essentially his life up until his death in 1965. This autobiography illustrates some of the crucial moments that turned Malcom Little into the man notoriously known as Malcom X. Some of Malcom's journeys included wearing styled Congees and bright suites in Boston, learning the proper prayer ritual in the holy city of Mecca, and being outcasted from the Nation of Islam. I gained a lot of valuable insight and perspective from this book, which is why it is my favorite book of 2022.
2. The Naked Ape - Desmond Morris
The Naked Ape is essentially zoologist Desmon Morris take on the evolution of humans from our ape ancestors. Bane covers several key factors of our evolution including physiological attributes, sex and relationships and hunting, which was my personal favourite chapter. Bane not only brings forth his take on evolution but also proposes his thoughts on if human evolution is trending in the right direction or a potential downfall. The naked ape does an exceptional job at explaining that human behavior is linked to animalistic traits. Though some opinions may be dated, the arguments addressed in The Naked Ape are still very relevant
3. 1984 - George Orwell
A well known and highly discussed piece of work, Orwell's 1984 ventures into the world of dystopia fiction through the superstate of Oceania during a time of war and uncertainty. 1984 uncovers mindboggling concepts like the panopticon, surveillance, and repression. Orwell reminds you thoroughly that "Big Brother" is always watching you. There is also a film that was adapted in the year 1984 with the same title. While reading this book the idea of thoughtcrime honestly scared me, imagine if we were prosecuted for having our own thoughts? I originally read 1984 for a class assignment but the book was so enthralling I read it within the day.
2022 has been an interesting year filled with a plethora of interesting reads and I hope that 2023 has even more. I have no energy to look into any more books until the new year. However, please send me any to suggestions to read in the new year!As 2022 wraps up I thought I could share some of my favorite reads of the year. Outside of Sport and Marketing, I am interested in books that provide me with new perspectives on life. The books that I have chosen to share provided new insights into my life and I hope they can with you as well.
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