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Book Review: 5 of The Best Books To Read This Month

August 15, 2018 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Whilst it's still cold and slightly miserable outside, use your down time to stay indoors and get a few good books read!
Picture this, sitting in front of a cosy fire or heater, with a blanket and cup of tea in hand and a good book. Sound like absolute bliss? We think so too! Which is why we wanted to share with you 5 of the best books you need to read this month! Some of these are well known reads, and others you may not have heard of before. We guarantee one thing though, all are worth reading at least once in your lifetime!
Take a look at our recommendations below.

‘The Subtle Art Of Not Giving a F*ck’ by Mark Manson
Everything we've been told about how to improve our lives is wrong. Now superstar blogger Mark Manson tells us what we need to do to get it right.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life.
This book is absolutely an antidote to the let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society, and it’s also filled with entertaining stories and ruthless humour. A MUST read if you’re at a point in your life where you are really over worrying about what everyone else thinks! Winging It by Emma Isaacs
Business Chicks CEO and entrepreneur Emma Isaacs forgot to draw up her life plan, and she doesn't have a list of five-year goals. She doesn't believe in work/life balance - after all she has five children and heads up Business Chicks, Australia's largest community for women.
Emma wants to show us that you can't plan every detail and wait for the confidence to kick in before you begin; instead, take action now, do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. In other words, you've got to learn how to 'wing it' rather than wait. Emma tells us how to:
* Turn a dream into a job
* Turn a job into a business
* Network like a champion
* Protect your time for the things that matter
* Get fired up not ground down by the kids/career juggle, and
* Underst and that sometimes failure is part of the brief.
Emma shows us that often the only thing holding us back is ourselves; that you can follow your dreams; and that there's no reason not to start doing so right now.

The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves.
So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' ... or a strict budget (that you won't follow). You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.
This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette ... and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. Sound too good to be true? It's not.
This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies - single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees - who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.
Uproarious, addictive and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian jetset, a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money and between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese, and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love and gloriously, crazily rich. Also, the movie based on this novel is coming out soon too! Life Force by Barry du Bois and Miguel Maestre 
Barry du Bois shares an incredible story that is heart-breaking and life-affirming in equal measures.
Faced with the recurrence of his incurable cancer, Channel 10 The Living Room building and design expert Barry Du Bois leaves nothing to chance as he embraces a do-or-die treatment to extend his time with his precious young children and wife Leonie. With the team at Chris O’Brien Life House and his best mates, TV chef Miguel Maestre, Amanda Keller and Chris Brown in his corner, Barry shares an incredible story that is heart-breaking and life-affirming in equal measure.
Raised in a fibro house beside a six-lane highway in Sydney’s West, Barry retired from his successful building business in his early forties to deal with crippling depression but got a second wind as a television presenter talking about his favourite subjects, building and design, and becoming a later-life father to twins after a long quest via IVF and surrogacy. Now, during what Barry describes as his last episode he contemplates a gifted life and the lessons learned. This one is definitely a must-read! So, what have you put on your must-read list?
All books are available now at Dymocks South.Point.