Interactions with the world can be pretty exhausting. Work, socializing, and interacting with groups can drain us out completely. What we need are some quiet moments of solitude to recharge and be back in the game with renewed energy. And what better way to enrich our me-time than enjoy the company of a GREAT book?!
If you’re an introvert who has a passion for the written word, here are 13 mind-blowing and powerful books for you to enjoy, curled up on your couch.
13 Best Books For Introverts
1. Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking- By Susan Cain
This book is the holy grail for introverts. An absolute must-read for every person, introvert or not. Well-researched and passionately narrated by Susan Cain, the book will change the way the reader understands introverts, and more importantly, how introverts see themselves. It is enriched with stories of real people, like a witty public speaker who can’t do without some moments of solitude to recharge. The author discusses the rise of the popularity of the ‘Extrovert’ in the twentieth century and how introverts can thrive in this culture, where they often feel grossly misunderstood.
Favorite quote: “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”
Related: 17 Signs You Are An Introvert
2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette- By Maria Semple
A witty, juicy and entirely entertaining read that will touch your heart. When Bernadette Fox, a genius and reclusive architect, disappears before a family trip, her daughter weaves a portrait of her mother using everything from old emails to invoices, revealing a different side of Bernadette hidden from the world. The story is a reminder to every introvert that it’s okay to not fit into society’s notions of a ‘perfect’ personality.
Favorite quote: “That’s right,’ she told the girls. ‘You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”
3. Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength- By Laurie Helgoe
If you’re an introvert, then this book will make you feel like there’s someone out there who gets you. That there’s no need to imitate the extroverted culture, rather believe in your own power of reflection and solitude. A psychologist and introvert herself, Laurie Helgoe, says that more than fifty percent of Americans are introverts and explains how introverts can harness their inner power to lead a more productive and satisfying life.
Favorite quote: “I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.”
4. Thinking, Fast And Slow- By Daniel Kahneman
Noble Memorial Prize winning author and psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, takes readers on an engaging tour of the human mind and explains the scientific differences between the workings of an extrovert and introvert brain. An introvert is a slower thinker but also more deliberate and logical, whereas an extrovert is quicker, and more intuitive and emotional. The good news is that there are benefits to both types of thinking.
Favorite quote: “The easiest way to increase happiness is to control your use of time. Can you find more time to do the things you enjoy doing?”