Roald Dahl once said, “If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” Books open the mind and the imagination. Best of all, they allow you to learn from other people’s mistakes rather than making your own.
Here are 6 things you can learn from Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2022.
- 1. Romance is popular, and so is Colleen Hoover. At the time of writing, Colleen has 5 of the top 10 books on Amazon’s 2022 bestseller list. Although one of these books is categorized as a psychological thriller, all five have a romantic element. The first lesson to learn from this list is that not all books teach you something. Some are simply meant to provide an escape.
- 2. Tiny changes create remarkable results. In Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones, James Clear gives readers tips to help them create the habits they want and shed the ones they don’t want. Once you develop a habit, you do it automatically, without having to think about it. Many small habits can add up to a big difference in your life.
- 3. Trauma reshapes the body and the brain. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. writes in The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma that trauma compromises people’s ability to trust, to control themselves, and to engage in pleasurable activities. This book offers hope for those who struggle with the effects of trauma in their own lives.
- 4. The game of power has rules. In The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, you’ll learn the laws of power, such as “Never outshine the master” and “Crush Your Enemy Totally.” This book teaches everything you need to know about power, whether you seek to overthrow the world or stop others from doing so.
- 5. You can overcome your self-limiting beliefs. In The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz uses Toltec wisdom to help readers transform their lives. Find true happiness, freedom, and love in your own life.
- 6. The secret to a lasting relationship is speaking the same love language. In The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, Gary Chapman describes each of the love languages and helps readers figure out what theirs is. If your loved one’s language is receiving gifts, and you’re not good at giving thoughtful gifts, you may have some work ahead of you to build a stronger relationship. The same is true if your love thrives on words of affirmation and you find it difficult to offer up praise.