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Booksellers at Reading Rock Books start read for many reasons just like all readers. One of those many reasons is personal growth. These books are some of the books they recommend for anyone who is on the journey to becoming a better human.

How to Focus

A Monastic Guide for an Age of Distraction

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers

By: John Cassian
Narrated by: Mike Cooper
Length: 2 hours 13 minutes

Distraction isn't a new problem. We're also not the first to complain about how hard it is to concentrate. Early Christian monks beat us to it. They had given up everything to focus on God, yet they still struggled to keep the demons of distraction at bay. But rather than surrender to the meandering of their minds, they developed powerful... Read more

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How to Focus

Mindfulness Essentials: Book #9

By: Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: John Sackville
Length: 1 hour 36 minutes

The simple, refreshing meditations of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh give us the tools to cultivate concentration. Practicing mindfulness brings concentration, and concentration brings insight and understanding.With our world experiencing the deep effects of loneliness, digital overload, and a proliferation of potential distractions, this... Read more

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The Last Lecture

By: Randy Pausch
Narrated by: Eric Singer
Length: 4 hours 12 minutes

After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a professor shares the lessons he's learned—about living in the present, building a legacy, and taking full advantage of the time you have—in this life-changing classic."We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." —Randy PauschA lot of professors give talks titled "The Last... Read more

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Braving the Wilderness

The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

By: Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

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You Are a Badass Every Day

How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable

By: Jen Sincero
Narrated by: Jen Sincero
Length: 1 hour 38 minutes

“I listened to this book for the inspiration and just raising my energy. Some days it can be harder to really find that badass inside of us and this just helps to remind us. I enjoyed it a lot, though it's not a lot of depth and is very short, but it provided me what I was looking for. Read more

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Four Thousand Weeks

Time Management for Mortals

By: Oliver Burkeman
Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
Length: 5 hours 53 minutes

“A game-changer. People tote time management as a way to accomplish everything, but that's impossible—time is a limited resource. The whole way we think about time is wrong. So how can we approach our relationship to time in a way that doesn't overwhelm? This book is a powerhouse. A must-read, especially for folks with anxiety, an intimate... Read more

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The Power of Ritual

Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

By: Casper ter Kuile
Narrated by: Casper ter Kuile
Length: 5 hours 54 minutes

Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose—a message we need more... Read more

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Greenlights

By: Matthew McConaughey
Narrated by: Matthew McConaughey
Length: 6 hours 42 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MORE THAN FOUR MILLION COPIES SOLD! Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.

“The No. 1 celebrity memoir of the past 10...
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The Comfort Book

By: Matt Haig
Narrated by: Matt Haig
Length: 3 hours 9 minutes

“As a fan of Matt Haig's fiction, I added The Comfort Book to my playlist but hadn't yet listened to it. 'The right book at the right time' was never truer for me than the day I did need support and comfort, and Matt's narration of his inspiring, uplifting perspectives was perfect. I pressed 'rewind' more than once, as his words were such a balm. Read more

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Dream Big

Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You’re Going to Do About It

By: Bob Goff
Narrated by: Bob Goff
Length: 5 hours 36 minutes

Are you ready to uncover and reach your biggest dreams? Bob Goff, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and EverybodyAlways, is on a mission to help you recapture the version of your life that you dreamed about before fear started calling the shots. It's time to dream big again.We want to be the kind of people who release amazing... Read more

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When Women Lead

Embrace Your Authority, Move beyond Barriers, and Find Joy in Leading Others

By: Carolyn Moore
Narrated by: Ginny Welsch
Length: 6 hours 35 minutes

Much of what men and women both think about women, gender differences, and cultural norms is remarkably under-processed. Without the benefit of intentional conversation about the barriers women face, most women are left to enter the world of leadership with inadequate awareness and resources. The acknowledgement of a woman's right to leadership... Read more

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