book recommendations that help develop your mindset

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It’s been so long since my last post that I feel like I need to reintroduce myself. Hi, I’m Rohini, a burnt-out student who, after a year and a half of online school, was kind of tired of sitting and writing at a computer. My last post came out in March, and then I told myself once finals and exams were over, I’d spend the summer rediscovering my love for blogging and writing. What ended up happening is that once summer started, I found myself finally relaxing a bit and engaging in a lot of doing nothing. However, I’m ready to get back to blogging (which I love), and what better way to re-enter the blogging world than with a book recommendations post? When I said I’ve been spending the summer doing nothing, what actually I meant is that I’ve been reading. A lot. I can definitively say that this summer, I have spent more time reading than on my phone. In this post, I’m sharing some of the books that I feel helped me develop my unique perspective. These books taught me new things, actively employed my critical thinking skills, and are just great books in general. I have a mix of nonfiction, essay collections, classic literature, etc. Please feel free to leave any book recommendations you may have in the comments!

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another political + nonfiction book list

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I’ve read a lot of nonfiction in the past, but until now, it’s been limited to feminist ideology and American politics. However, this booklist features a very diverse set of authors and topics, even though they are all connected by a general theme of politics, foreign affairs, and feminism. A fun fact about all these books is that they are all from used bookstores. I sought out most of these books on my favorite online used bookstore, Thriftbooks, but a couple randomly drew my attention at a local used bookstore. These are all books that I recommend for anyone that wants to learn more about the topics I just mentioned and is genuinely curious about the world.

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