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There is no better time to make a list of books to read in April then during the time of Covid-19 isolation.



Books to Read in April

With so much time on our hands due to social distancing in this uncertain time, you can’t find any valid excuses not to read. In fact, a good book is capable of taking your mind off fear and anxiety you might feel right now. So, my advise to you is to get your hands on these books to read and go over them in April.

In truth, going through emotional rollercoaster, lately I was spending more time checking the latest news online. Therefore, my monthly list of books to read in April isn’t that long. I had to make a conscious shift from the news to reading more. And it really distracted me from all the Coronavirus chaos and brought some stability in this uncertain time. Without further ado, here’s a list of books to read this month.

GREAT BOOKS TO READ IN APRIL:

The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

I got this book in Portland during our last trip before the Coronavirus has changed the world. Who could’ve thought that this Happiness guide would be so appropriate to read at this time? In The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama shares his believes and insides on how to remain happy in good and bad times. In his unobtrusive manner, he shares his wisdom along with the principles of Tibetan Buddhists on how find balance and spiritual and mental freedom. Out of all books to read this month, The Art of Happiness is the one to read and reread and, if you wish, meditate on.

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

During the Coronavirus crises, travel is the last thing you should do for your own sake and those around you. But at the same time, nothing prevents you from keeping up with your wanderlust through the books. And when it comes to the travel books to read in April, The Year of Living Danishly is a great example to travel deeper and learn all the insides of a new culture.

In this book Helen Russell shares her experiences as an expat in Denmark. Moreover, before even moving to a new country, she sets a goal to unveil what makes the Danes the happiest nation in the world. She takes it slowly and learns a few new things about her new homeland every month. From education to work ethic, food and interior design, the Danes show the author their way of living and, most important, finding happiness in all of it. 

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD

I recommended The Conscious Parent is my previous books to read posts. Shefali Tsabary offers the best guide on how to raise a child. Moreover, if you think you need to read this book to learn some technics and maybe tricks from a professional on how to handle your kids, think twice. According to Dr. Tsabary, your journey as a parents starts with your starting to act consciously. Rather than react, realize first what makes you frustrated with your child, what triggers those unwanted anger outbursts.  I read The Conscious Parents twice and can assure you that it’s one of the best books to read when you’re planning to have a child or already have one. Even people who don’t think of becoming parents in the near future find it very useful.