Do you feel bored sometimes and don't know what to do to spend your summer days? My advice for you is to read! If you love reading and you're always thinking about your next book, read this article because I'm reviewing the seven best seller books on Amazon. If you are not really into reading and books, don't skip this one because maybe I can persuade you to read these amazing books. In the following you're going to read about why reading is super important and why you should read, then I'm reviewing the seven best seller books on Amazon as of July 2020. Let's see!
"Why would I read? I don't even have the time for that..."
...you would ask. There are plenty of reasons. First, reading plays a huge role in self-improving. The more you read, the broader your knowledge of the world will be. You can't even imagine how much you learn when you read. Every successful people read. It doesn't matter what. It can be a novel, poems, fiction, biography or anything that inspires you. You can learn a lot about yourself, about society and about the world. Second, reading can be a great opportunity to relax. Usually, I just lay down somewhere and read. Reading switches my brain off and led my thoughts somewhere else. This is an excellent activity especially when I'm experiencing increased stress in my life. When I read, I can imagine myself in the life of the characters. Finally, reading improves my creativity and sometimes I find a solution to my problems while I'm into a book.
What I do to fit reading into my days
Like most of us, I have a busy life. I work, travel, socialize, meet my family, play with my dog and so on. How can I still find time to read? It's simple. A day contains 24 hours. Let's say, you sleep 8 hours, you work 8 hours, you spend an hour with travelling, another hour with going to the supermarket, 1 hour with cooking and preparing food and 1 hour with cleaning or washing. You still have 4 hours left of the day. You can work out for an hour or if you have kids or dogs (or both) you have another hour to play with them. To have a shower takes about half an hour. There's one and a half hour left of your day. You can decide how to spend it. Many people use these last hours to watch tv or to browse a social media platform.
Less social media, more books
That's where our days differ. I don't usually spend hours on social media. I check it frequently, but I don't get stuck on them. After I finished with everything in the evening, I use the last hour before falling asleep to read. It's much better than watching tv or scrolling on your cellphone for hours. It's better for both your eyes and your mind. Also, for me, reading a book after I've gone to bed helps me falling asleep faster because my brain is not focusing on my problems anymore. If I don't read a book, I usually start thinking about the work I have to do tomorrow which really stresses me out. Finally, reading also improves the quality of sleep I have.
Now since you're still reading, I'm sure you want to hear my review of the seven best seller books of Amazon
As of July 2020, the most popular book on Amazon is Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man written by Mary L. Trump Ph.D. Yes, you've read her name right. And yes, you're right. Mary L. Trump is a relative of Donald Trump. She's his only niece. Mary is a trained clinical psychologist. In this book she tells the world how her family "created" the man who became one of the most controversial presidents of the US. She openly criticizes her uncle as she claims him to be "the man who now threatens the world's health, economy, security, and social fabric." In my opinion this book deserves to be the best selling on Amazon in July. It's very eye-opening, and you can learn a lot about how childhood abuse and destructive relationships can affect the lives of every member of a family.
The second best seller book on Amazon is the opposite of the Trump story. It's rather for little kids or young at heart adults. The title says it all. This book is called Paint by Sticker Kids: Unicorns & Magic: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! It's a great book for little kids and it can be a true rescuer of adults who are stuck at home with kids until schools start. I bought this book for my little cousin, and she was absolutely thrilled. Her parents were also very happy for this book because it immediately grabs kids' attention and can keep children busy for hours. What's more, activities like creating pictures with stickers not only boost kids' creativity but also their manual dexterity. So, in my opinion if you have a little kid, this book could really be useful and very rewarding at the same time.
The third most popular book on Amazon is currently James Clear's Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. It's again a book that revolves around more serious issues. Remember how I said that reading a book could be used for self-improving? Now you see what I meant. As the title suggests, this book's goal is to help you develop good habits and abolish bad ones. This book could be very useful for everyone. Since I like self-improving myself, it was no doubt that this book would worth a try. I also learnt a lot about myself and now I know what my bad habits are and how to reduce them. Also, now I know how to develop habits that I would like to possess but don't have yet, and how to increase all the good habits that I already have.
Number four is again a book for little kids. It's titled My First Learn to Write Workbook. It's again very useful for parents who have a little child, especially if their child is at the age where they learn to write. This can be a great book to practice writing during summer break. I also gave this book to my cousin, and she immediately started filling it out. What she liked the most about this book is that it includes coloring pages and she loves coloring and everything that includes some creativity. As for me, it would have helped me if I had this book when I was a kid and maybe now my handwriting would be a bit more legible than it is.
On the fifth place you can find White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. To be honest, it's not a book people read for fun. It revolves around a serious issue that is present in today's US. It's hard to write a review about it neutrally but I give it a try. In my opinion, every people should know about historical facts, and everyone should see clearly what's happening in our country. If you have enough knowledge and experience you can have a decent opinion. Issues like racism are very sensitive topics but we must talk about them. I recommend reading this book for every American, especially in times like these just to understand what has been happening since the 19th century. Then, of course, feel free to have any kind of opinion but please be aware of the facts.
It's not surprising that on the sixth place, there's a book that also deals with racism. Its title is How to Be an Antiracist, and it was written by Ibram X. Kendi. This book is also about serious social issues and how to conquer them. Just as I said previously, please be informed and have enough knowledge on the topic before you choose to have an opinion. I recommend this book for those people who want to broaden their political and social views.
Finally, the seventh best-selling book on Amazon is titled Where the Crawdads Sing that was written by Delia Owens. This book is about a murder mystery from a female's perspective. It's great for people who love murder mystery stories. I gave this book to my mother who is a big fan a mystery and detective stories and she absolutely loved the atmosphere and the tone of the book. It's kind of a mixture of a detective story and a romance, so it's perfect for leisure reading. I would definitely recommend this book as a present for a woman because my mom enjoyed this book very much. Also, it's great if you want to switch off your brain and imagine yourself in a totally different life.
Reading is good for people. It can have several positive impacts on your life. You can read to chill and for fun and at the same time you can improve yourself without even noticing it. In this article I was reviewing the seven best seller books on Amazon as of July 2020. It was so much fun because the books were total opposite of each other. There were some books about serious social issues but also there was a book with unicorn stickers and other sparkling things. I think Amazon that's the cool thing with Amazon. It offers plenty of books and you can find something for everyone in your family. In my opinion you can learn something from every book your read, ranging from how to color a unicorn, through how to develop good habits, to racism and social issues.